A portrait of COUSSÉE & GORIS architecten by Marie-Françoise Plissart
Twenty years after founding their firm and ten years after being awarded the Flemish Cultural Prize for Architecture, Ralf Coussée and Klaas Goris present an overview of their œuvre with a book and an exhibition. In Natura Naturans they emphasise the importance of the surrounding landscape, the inspiration that they draw from the artistic and literary repertory of contemporary artists like Guiseppe Penone, and the value that is added by collaborations with like-minded architectural firms such as RCR Arquitectes, Gafpa and Raamwerk.
The architects strive for sobriety and a certain perfection. But the hand of the creator is always visible. Adopting a position in which they nestle between the human and the material is crucial to the success of their projects. COUSSÉE & GORIS architecten achieve a simplicity of language and a great constructive precision. This is clear from recently completed buildings such as the art gallery Zeno X in Antwerp, the crematorium in Holsbeek, het Zwin Visitor Centre and de Krook city library in Ghent.
Thursday 22 Februari 2018 at 8pm deSingel, Antwerp
from Wednesday to Sunday from 2pm to 7pm and during evening performances,
closed on Monday, Tuesday and holidays
5 euro (-19j free)
tickets for sale at the entrance
(combiticket Architectuurkabinet / Ben Murphy. The Riverbed)
free exhibition guide in the exhibition
Sun 25 Feb and Sun 6 May 2018 2pm / €5 / register via firstname.lastname@example.org or +32 (0) 3 248 28 28
on demand / max. 20 pers. / €60 / register via email@example.com
Production Flanders Architecture Institute and deSingel International Arts Campus
Curators Ralf Coussée and Klaas Goris together with Christian Kieckens
Scenography Christian Kieckens