Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office. Future Plans 1970-2020

Press release
Campaign image expo Future Plans, Courtsey of Argos centre for audiovisual arts, VRT archief, Sabam for Luc Deleu & T.O.P office, 2021

50 years of unsolicited architecture

The Flanders Architecture Institute and deSingel are launching Future Plans, an exhibition comprising work by Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office. Never before has so much work created by this extraordinarily idiosyncratic design office been brought together. Curators Peter Swinnen and Anne Judong were given unlimited access to the archives of T.O.P. office. The result is an exhibition hall bursting at the seams with installations in and around deSingel, unique archive material and new future plans.

Exhibition | 28.04.2021 - 26.09.2021 | deSingel
Opening event | 06.05.2021 | 8 pm | YouTube

"Armed with a humorous yet relentless logic, T.O.P. office masters the art to hold up a mirror to citizens and politicians."
‐ Peter Swinnen, curator Future Plans
"I never quite understood why you would first have to wait for a question before formulating an architectural answer"
‐ Luc Deleu, architect
"Although not tied to a specific context or programme, Deleu's models do not constitute a utopian fantasy"
‐ André Loeckx, professor-emeritus KULeuven


Flanders Architecture Institute and deSingel
M HKA and Argos

Peter Swinnen & Anne Judong, in association with Luc Deleu, Laurette Gillemot, Steven Van den Bergh, Isabelle De Smet
CRIT. / Peter Swinnen & Anne Judong

Exhibition Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office. Future Plans 1970-2020
Expo, deSingel (Desguinlei 25, Antwerp)
Thursday 28 April 2021 → Sunday 26 Sep 2021
Wed → Sun / 14.00 → 19.00 h and during evening performances
(closed Mon, Tue)
free of charge, but reservation required via

Opening event Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office. Future Plans 1970-2020
Thursday 6 May 2021 - online at 20.00 h on & VAi YouTube
free of charge, link will be made available following registration on

Book Luc Deleu & T.O.P. office. Future Plans 1970-2020
Published in English by the Flanders Architecture Institute 2020
Editors: Peter Swinnen and Anne Judong, with Luc Deleu, Isabelle De Smet, Steven Van den Bergh, Laurette Gillemot, Tine Poot
€ 34.50 for sale in the quality book shops or on

With the support of:
Flemish Community

With the additional support of:
M HKA | KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture | Argos

The 2020-2021 programme of the Flanders Architecture Institute
is made possible by:
Reynaers Aluminium | Bulo | Gyproc | Stone | Modular | Febelcem | Wienerberger | Forster

communication Future Plans:
@vlaams_architectuurinstituut | #vlaamsarchitectuurinstituut
@desingel_antwerpen | #desingel
@TOPoffice | #lucdeleutopoffice | #lucdeleu

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Egon Verleye
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Flanders Architecture Institute
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