Monnikenheide in Zoersel is a residential care centre for people with mental disabilities. A special place for special people, it is examined from an architectural perspective for the first time in this book.
In the fifty-year building history of Monnikenheide, different architects have gone in search of new spatial possibilities, with inclusion as leitmotif. This has created a unique landscape that transcends the boundaries of care architecture. Monnikenheide is a powerful architectural statement about the place of people in society who depend on care.
With contibutions by Gideon Boie, Sofie De Caigny, Fredie Floré, Vjera Sleutel, Thomas Vanderveken, Heleen Verheyden and Erik Wieërs.
With projects by Luc Van den Broeck, Bruno Boulanger, Mark Depreeuw, b0b Van Reeth/ArchitectenWerkGroep, Maarten Van Severen, Architectuurgroep Jo Peeters, Huiswerk architecten, Vermeiren De Coster Architecten, Richard Venlet, 51N4E, UR architects, FELT architecture & design
On 25 April, the Flanders Architecture Institute and architect-philosopher Gideon Boie will present the book Living in Monnikenheide. In this unique setting in Zoersel, for 50 years high-quality architecture and inclusive care for people with disabilities go hand in hand. During a dazzling program, we will shed light on this unique care center together with the architects, residents, staff and clients involved.
25.04.2023 | 20:00u | DE SINGELRegister here
Flanders Architecture Institute
Gideon Boie, Sofie De Caigny, Fredie Floré, Vjera Sleutel, Thomas Vanderveken, Heleen Verheyden and Erik Wieërs
Francisca Rojas del Canto
Ine Meganck and Isabel Motz
Die Keure, Bruges
220 x 305 mm