Brussels is a global, multicultural, cosmopolitan city; a hybrid city with about one million and six hundred thousand travelers in transit every day. We’ve realized through this journey that the majority of projects in Brussels undergo the influence of the European Community, adding a certain complexity to the urban planning of the city.
Trip in Belgium accompanied by Julien De Smedt to decrypt the complexity of the country and the ambiguities of the city of Brussels.
Not afraid of the weather, Darrell (ODOS architects) guides us in discovering the city and its architecture. Following a passionate itinerary, through variety and unicity, we tried to soak up the very essence of this Ireland's new architectural culture.
The third "27" trip stops in Ireland. Check out the teaser.
LAN visited Copenhagen last July. Inspired and entertained by Bjarke approach; he guides us through his understanding of cultural connections between the social realm and architecture. We talk about creativity, democracy, language, icons and market, as key components of what made possible the “Danish architectural Renaissance”.
Get a glimpse of Denmark’s sparkling capital through the pioneering personality of Bjarke Ingels.
27 is a journey into the heart of contemporary European architecture, under a permanent state of mutation. 27 is a joint venture between a filmmaker, two architects and a graphic designer travelling together to meet people engaged in the process of making the Europe of tomorrow. 27 is a trip to 27 countries and 27 practices, all led by young architects recognized in their own country and abroad.
With 27 you can travel from one side of Europe to the other. Follow us along this journey and find all the details and reports from the project’s trips.
A 3-days trip under the auspices of the selected spanish architects for the project 27. We had the chance to explore the significant buildings of the city, to feel its energy and its culture. An informal but vibrant meeting which left us with the desire to go to Barozzi and Veiga new construction's site in Roa, recently completed, that we decided to visit some months later according to our busy schedules.
A foretaste of the images brought back from Spain. A report from a vigorous city that we had the chance to visit receiving special tips and specific architectural directions.
Roa is located 200km off the northern region of Madrid, in the heart of the province of Burgos. We went there to visit EBV Estudio's headquarters of the “Ribera del Duero”, a famous Spanish wine. The building reflects the architects’ poetics while respecting the context.
A visit to the headquarters of the "Ribera del Duero", diving into Barozzi and Veiga's finished building.
Learn more about 27, through Loredana's interview with Umberto. In Romanian.
On the second day we visited the Elishout School of cooking in Anderlecht, the MAS in Antwerp and the Lamote Centre in Mechelen.
Architectural walk to discover two housing projects and visit the warehouse hosting the Vanhaerents art collection.
Welcomed in Dublin by Odos architects, we spent three days in the Irish capital looking for the new architectural tendences in the country. Check out the pictures!
Second day in Dublin: between a gaelic football match and few Guinness, the team continues to explore the city and its architectural language. Discover the second part of the trip.
Find the interview of Umberto in Tale(s) Magazine. A good way to learn more about the story and intentions of 27-The project
On our 2nd day in Denmark we visited some interesting architectural examples suggested by Bjark: the Round Tower, the Tietgen students’ hall residence by Lundgaard &Tranberg and the Bagsvaerd Church by John Utzon. We decided to see also the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel.
Day1 was dedicated to Bjark’s buildings. We explored the VM, Mountain Dwellings and the new 8 House. BIG’s works are able to fulfill all the expectations and they show architecture as a powerful cultural reference.
The subject of our 2nd day in Barcelona is the geography of light. The Sant Antoni Library and the IMO, followed by the CCCB and social housing designed by Lopez Rivera in 2007. At the end of the day we have dinner in Palo Alto.
We approach Spain looking for Barcelona's proper architecture. The team explores those places where the city and architecture mix and mingle, expressing Barcelona’s colours. Enjoy!
Julien De Smedt welcomed us to his Brussels apartment for a dinner with Walter Bettens, Barbara Vanderlinden and Goedele Desmet.
A travel journal written by Umberto and Benoit exclusively published in the next 6 issues of the magazine. In this edition an introduction by Michele Leloup.
At the end of our 1st day in Copenhaguen we had dinner with Bjark and his guests in this nice place in order to taste some danish fish.
Monday, May 30, 2011 - Screening of the 26 min. movie on Spain at 7:00 p.m. - EBV Architects, Barcelona in conversation with Francis Rambert and Umberto Napolitano.