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Martine Pollier
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Theme 2022
Commitment

Ghent is a true city of architecture, with a rich heritage of buildings and public spaces from the past and present. The city is home to a number of renowned design schools. Many talented designers work here. There are ambitious clients and numerous cultural centres that use urban life as a source of inspiration. And there are masses of Ghent citizens who roll up their sleeves to improve their living environment!

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Ghent Architecture Price 2021

Professional jury winner: Kapitein Zeppospark
Public jury winner: Bedrijfsgebouw Lab15

You can read about the judgment of the professional jury, the public jury, as well as the jury reports on our website. Architectuur Prijs Gent

Lecture
03.02
Work year 2022 commitment
Endeavour: Intro lecture about commitment

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Where this vision of activist Jane Jacobs has inspired for decades, the question remains; how can citizens shape engagement to shape their living environment? Endeavour is a workers’ cooperative that supports this engagement through social-spatial research and innovation, process design and guidance, consultancy and activism. In this opening lecture, Endeavour presents their manifesto and a selection from 100 projects in which they give shape to new kinds of connections between the built and lived environments.

Exhibition
24.02
Circularity
Case new wing DING

The Design Museum Ghent closes its doors for two years. A thorough renovation with great and sustainable ambitions that will form a real bridge between the city, our visitors and the design world. Circularity is a key word. We visit the last exhibition accompanied by BC materials, TRANS architectuur | stedenbouw and Onbetaalbaar.

Visit
19.03
Expedition and ode in Ghent
Honorary doctorate Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem

On 18/03, Ghent University awards an honorary doctorate to Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem. Archipel supports this event by paying tribute to both architects in the form of a visit to six buildings in Ghent with explanations by various protagonists, the day after the awarding of the doctorate.

Lecture
24.03
Humus layer
Promising designers #1 - Private construction projects

The harvest of the first Ghent Architecture Prize shows a surprising number of smaller private buildings. As examples of good design and interaction with the city, we show ten sparkling projects. A dynamic evening full of sparkling ideas from promising offices that share their work with a wider audience.

Debate
21.04
Housing issue
Dialogue on large residential buildings, housing challenges and design solutions

Cities continue to be a magnet for people to come and live. Many different target groups are looking for an available and suitable place to live. The demand is enormous. How can this demand be met in Ghent?

Lecture
23.04
Echoes of architectural traditions
Eduardo Souto de Moura (P): a passionate life's work

Twenty years after his lecture at Archipel during Bruges 2002, Cultural Capital of Europe, and eleven years after receiving the prestigious Pritzker Prize, Eduardo Souto de Moura (1952) returns to Bruges on the occasion of the recently completed Beurs-, Meeting- en Congrescentrum (BMCC) in collaboration with META architecture office. In this lecture, he discusses his work, an architecture that manages to bring together modesty, strength and ambition in timeless space.

Lecture
12.05
Need for qualitative open space
Delva Landscape Architecture & Urbanism (NL)

More than ever, the need for quality open space in a city is apparent. The population is increasing. So is the need for breathing space. A new balance between architecture and ‘landscape’ is a necessity. Steven Delva shares his work.

Visit
14.05
Bike tour in Ghent
Along parks and public infrastructure

Together with the organisation Blikveld, we take you along fascinating places in Ghent. Ghent presents itself as the cycling city of Flanders. Along green routes, we dive into one public, scenic project after another.

Lecture
15.06 23.06
Engagement in Ghent
The big meeting of Architectureplatform Ghent

The newly established Architectureplatform Ghent introduces itself. It is a broadly based urban network working on architecture, design and spatial issues in an overarching partnership. Our ambitions are shared in a large network event.

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Visit
25.06
Bike tour in Ostend
Gems from interwar to modernism

Ostend flourished under the first Belgian kings and during the Belle Epoque it became one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan and fashionable spa towns. After the Second World War, Ostend illustrated its progressive, bustling image by radically opting for modern architecture in its reconstruction. Which traces remain recognizable? The route along modernist projects in Ostend is also a call for the protection of modernist buildings.

Lecture
08.09
Open monument day
Robust collective housing and applicability

Glenn Lyppens researches the future applicability of historical collective housing forms. Garden suburbs, canopies, ground-connected houses, … various typologies are investigated.

Lecture
29.09
Making city together
Promising designers #2 - Opportunities for public commissions

The City of Ghent helps promising and local architects with a design brief. The Ghent city architect has developed a procedure to help promising architects with a local Ghent connection find a public design assignment. The first results are known!

Visit
07.10 08.10
Bike tour in Hasselt en Genk
Architectural Discovery in the Far East

Hasselt and Genk have a strong profile in the field of contemporary architecture and its relationship with the landscape. A lot of titillating buildings will be visited on our two-day route.

Lecture
20.10
The productive city
TRANS architecture | urban planning - a good city needs industry?

The manufacturing industry is an added value for a city. TRANS architecture | urban planning works on various projects in Ghent and Kortrijk that make the theme particularly topical and relevant.

Lecture
24.11
City Building 2.0
Bruther (F) - In search of the third space

Ghent is growing and space is becoming scarce. As a rejuvenating and colouring city, Ghent is facing spatial and social challenges: cleverly intertwining spaces and, where possible and desirable, compacting them, looking for third spaces that structure social life and strengthen living together. Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot explain their multifunctional buildings as the motor of a neighbourhood.

Lecture
15.12
Between art and architecture
Ciel Grommen - A practice of presence

Ghent has a surprising number of bottom-up initiatives in the creative sector. This angle was considered during the first Ghent Architecture Prize by professional jury member Ciel Grommen. She works on the border between art and architecture, often in cooperation with others, and shows her work.