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The Wild West

Along Flemish roads # 01
24.05 28.05 2017
West & Oost-Vlaanderen +West- Vlaams-Brabant

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This spring we’re off on a journey, not on an exotic destination like Chandigarh or Naoshima, but to the Flemish hinterland where the names of the hamlets vaguely sounds familiar and where cyclists tracks are guiding us.

This spring Archipel travels again, not to an exotic destination such as Chandigarh or Naoshima, but to the Flemish hinterland where the names of the hamlets are vaguely familiar and the track of cycling tourists leads.

The trip, from bus to place with camera, sketch book and valies in hand, makes a double this year. In true colonial style, we shared Flanders through a north-south axis. The Wild West (West, East Flanders and part of Flemish Brabant) will take place from 24 to 28 May, The Far East (the other part of Flemish Brabant and the provinces of Limburg, Antwerp) we will discover in the autumn holidays. The metropolitan areas of Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp are stored for a later edition.

Archipel was challenged to formulate a varied program that was penetrated by the Poetry of Everydayhood and found in Flanders both classics and realizations of the newest generation of architects. We visit the unique 50s reflection center Virgo Fidelis of architect Arthur Degeyter and the town hall of Gino De Bruyn architects in Torhout or the art academy in Lokeren (Plus office and engineering agency UTIL). The relationship with the outside environment is a recurring theme; Taste of the gentleness in the cultural center in Jonkershove of Rapp + Rapp or the kordate seclusion at Dom Hans van der Laan in the Abbey of Roosenberg and the vast landscape of the Bel Architecten’s water tower. In addition to the award-winning elementary school The Springboard of Studio Thys Vermeulen i.s.m. Carton123 in Bruges, we also see the formation center in Destelheide, where we experience the reaction of Over-building on the Paul Felix youth tourism campus youth campus. You can also expect this time on the archipelago signature of unexpected projects, exceptional explanations by designer or builder and vré manner supervisors.

Archipel chose architectural quality ho(s)tels as a guesthouse, with a nice location in the most beautiful cities of Flanders. These overnight stays allow us to cross the level of the curious passenger and experience some buildings as a user.

To increase the reach of our travels to a younger audience, Archipelago offers for the two-way Flemish roads, in addition to the known formula, a youth hostel variant. In addition to the economic benefits, this is also a unique reason to stay in the youth hostel Groeninghe of URA and the Ghent hostel De Draeke. And if you sign up with a group of friends, you can book one of the rooms up to 4 beds. Participants who prefer the usual formula stay in one or double rooms with welness in the Art-Deco hotel Orion in the Miljoenkwartier in Ghent and the D-hotel in Marke (Kortrijk).

Do not be put off by the seemingly multipurpose path of a regional architecture trip, we take you on a unique experience, a dérive through the buildings, the gardens and the roads of the Flemish Land.

Travel Team: Arnout Fonck, Bruno Vanbesien, Annemie Demeulemeester, Sigrid Decramer, Eva Lo


programma onder voorbehoud


Crematorium Westlede – Claus & Kaan, 2008
Basisschool Springplank – Tom Thys + Carton 123, 2014
Luc Peire foundation – De Bruycker De Brock, 2003
Dokterswoning De Beir – Huib Hoste, 1924
Bagatel – Delmulle Delmulle, 2012
Royal Belgian Sailing Club Alberta – Wim Goes, 2012
Bibliotheek Blankenberge – Sergison Bates, 2011
Klooster Zonnelied – Paul Felix, 1957
Eigen woning Dessauvage – Marc Dessauvage, 1980


Collectieve sociale woningen – URA, 2014
Abdij Roosenberg – dom Hans Van der Laan, 1975
Woningen Couverture – Pascal François, 2016
Optiek Pupil – Pascal François, 1996
Woning Pieter De Bruyne - Pieter De Bruyne, 1972
Statieplein – Christian Kieckens, 2013
Busluifels – Raum + UTIL, 2016
Dwarsligger – Observatorium, 2017


Galerie EL – De Smet Vermeulen, 2012
Woonzorgcentrum Wivina – De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, 2017
Famous – De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, 2015
Kapel van de Ontluiking - Tom Callebaut, 2012
CC Westrand – Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, 1973
Academie voor Muziek, Woord & Dans – Carlos Aroyo, 2012
Sporthal Koninklijk Atheneum – URA, 2013
Eigen woning Bontridder – Albert Bontridder, 1959
Qaly – 51N4E, 2016
Watertoren Alsemberg – Bel Architecten, 2010
Vormingscentrum Destelheide – Paul Felix, 1971
Loods Destelheide – Bovenbouw, 2008


Diocesaan centrum Virgo Fidelis – Arthur De Geyter, 1957
Stadskantoor Torhout – Gino Debruyne, 2013
Stadhuis Diksmuide – ONO, 2015
Suicide Wall – Goethals, Vandenberghe & Verleye, 2016
OC Jonkershove – Rapp+Rapp, 2006
OC Stationshuis Merkem – Rapp+Rapp, 2012
Stadhuis Lo-Reninge – noAarchitecten, 2011
Woning J – AE architecten, 2015
Ontmoetingscentrum Loker – Marc Koehler, 2012
Parochiekerk Onbevlekt Hart van Maria – Nico Van Der Laan + J.Lietaert, 1968
D-Hotel – Govaert & Vanhoutte, 2011
Jeugdherberg Groeninghe – URA, 2015


St. Ritakerk – Léon Stynen & Paul De Meyer, 1966
Voormalige St. Amelbergakerk – Ellen Harvey, 2014
Loft Rodebroek – VOLT, 2010
CC De Ververij – EVR, 2012
Sanderus Printing Factory – Christian Kieckens, 1998
Bibliotheek Waregem – Robbrecht & Daem en goedefroo+goedefroo, 2016
Museum Deinze en Leiestreek – Vandendriessche, Vandenbogaerde & De Witte, 1982
Leieboorden – Marie-José Van Hee, 2012
Stadhuis Deinze - Tony Fretton, 2016
Sociale woningen Huise – VOLT, 2007
Woning Lampens – Juliaan Lampens, 1960