This publication casts a light on innovating cultural infrastructure, new ways of living within city borders, the relationship between identity and architecture, living in urban and compact manners and a plea for architecural design as a research format. The themes are deduced from the 15 selected projects.
The Flanders Architectural Yearbook appeared for the sixth time in 2004, for the first time as a publication by the Flanders Architecture Institute. The Yearbook provides a biannual overview of recent architectural developments in Flanders. The 2004 edition offers a selection of 15 buildings through well-thought project descriptions and a wide range of images, as well as articles about themes that came to the surface in applied projects. In that fashion, Akos Moravánszky shows us his take on the new Concerthall in Bruges via the formation of identity as a result of a multi-faceted and complex historical construction. Wouter Davidts confrontates us with his evaluation of the cultural infrastructure in Flanders of the last decade. William Mann deepens the matter of urban living with a rural quality and the relativity of density, while Tom Avermaete pleas for a new form of (urban) research: the architectural design.
As is tradition, the book also compiles a wide spectrum of publications, exhibitions, readings, architectural contests and awards. Comprehensive in nature, the yearbook has grown to become a useful and trust-worthy resource of information, while stimulating debates on architecture in Flanders.
Tom Avermaete, Adam Caruso, Wouter Davidts, Caroline Goossens, William Mann, Akos Moravánszky, Raf Snoeckx, Sven Sterken, Pieter T'Jonck, Katrien Vandermarliere, Hera Van Sande, Koen Van Synghel, Els Vervloesem
Katrien Vandermarliere (editor-in-chief), Tom Avermaete, Lieven De Boeck, William Mann, Bruno Notteboom, Edith Wouters
Karin Borghouts, Paul d’Haese, André Nullens, Stefan Vandermeulen a.o.
Koen Bruyneel, Mark Graham Dunn
225 x 300 mm