Architectural walk to discover two housing projects: "Cheval noir" of l’Escaut Architects and the Poincaré Boulevard building by BOB 361 Architects; then a passage to the warehouse hosting the Vanhaerents art collection by Robbrecht en Daem Architects. Three renovation projects that preserve the memory of the existing buildings by bringing modernity.
On the second day, we visited the Elishout School of cooking under construction in Anderlecht by De Geyter architects, then we went to Antwerp to discover the MAS by Neutelings Riedijk; we did a guided tour with Sven Grooten of B-Architecten that unveiled us the stage design of the museum. On the road back to Brussels we stopped to see the Lamote Centre by 51N4E architects in Mechelen.
Julien De Smedt welcomed us to his Brussels apartment for a dinner with Barbara Vanderlinden, Walter Bettens and Goedele Desmet. The opportunity for a lively debate on the intricate identity of the country and the architectural context. Talents and opportunities are there, but the common feeling is that of a architecture void of depth, without risk, lucking of visionary projects.
Behind the scenes and relaxing moments of the journey in Belgium.