Sofie De Caigny (© Dieter Daniels)
Sofie De Caigny leaves the Flanders Architecture Institute

After six years as director and seventeen years of service, Sofie De Caigny has decided to leave the Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi). De Caigny has led the organisation with great expertise and vision and has fostered its international growth as an inspiring and dynamic organisation.

The board and staff of the VAi thank Sofie for her years of dedication and commitment. We wish her every success with her future assignments.

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Flanders Architecture Institute seeks new director
deadline 08.12.2023

With the departure of Sofie De Caigny, the Flanders Architecture Institute is seeking a new artistic-general director to lead its team.

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The newly built extension meets the original office building © Séverin Malaud
The newly built extension meets the original office building © Séverin Malaud
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18 Belgian projects nominated for EU Mies Awards 2024

Last week, the EUMiesAward announced the nominations for 2024. 18 Belgian architects are eligible for this prestigious award.

take a look at the nominated projects

Archive Hub at annual conference Architecture Institute of Japan
September 2023

After a visit to the Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi) in 2022, the Kyoto Institute of Technology highlighted the VAi Archive Hub at the annual conference of the Architecture Institute of Japan in September. The presentation zoomed in on the value of our Archive Hub as a research tool and connecting database between records and the built environment.

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8 Belgian projects nominated for Dezeen Awards
announcement winners 28.11.2023

Dezeen has announced the projects longlisted for the Dezeen Awards 2023. The projects from 36 different countries are nominated, including 8 Belgian projects.

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Belgians present at J.Irwin Miller Symposium at Yale University in New York (USA)
09.11.2023 - 10.11.2023

Bram Aerts (TRANS architectuur), Kristiaan Borret (Brussels Bouwmeester), Dieter Leyssen (51N4E) and Ward Verbakel (PlusOffice) present case studies at the symposium 'Hybrid Urban Factory: Creating the Industrial Community of the Future' at Yale University in New York.

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Niklaas Deboutte about 'Ein Haus...' at FHNW Basel (CH)

Niklaas Deboutte (META architectuurbureau) gives a lecture on Greenhouse Agrotopia. Completed in 2021, the 9,500 m2 greenhouse is Europe's largest public building for urban food production.

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Omgeving and Fiser design climate Park in Prague (CZ)

OMGEVING + Fiser win the international design competition in Prague for a large-scale park with a surface area of 56 hectares. The urban park, located in the urban district Prague 8, is envisaged as a climate park, the first in the city centre.

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Ney & Partners winner of the Structural Steel Design Award 2023 in Swansea (UK)
30 October 2023

Inspired by Ney & Partners’ original design of the Parkbridge of Antwerp, ACME London architects invited Ney & partners to join the design team as assisting architect as well as structural engineer for the dimensioning of the superstructure.

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XDGA Architects win competition for sports complex in Vlora (AL)

After developing the waterfront promenade in Vlora, XDGA will also be designing a large sports complex in this Albanian city.

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