In 2022, Archipel will mainly focus on Ghent. The first Ghent Architecture Prize yielded a great deal: fascinating projects, pressing themes, important agenda items, heated discussions, social issues… A lot of material to make it a working year. We look back on a rich harvest of projects with an eye to the future. The commitment to making a city together radiates from these projects. COMMITMENT!
We are fully preparing the website for working year 2022. In October, together with Team Stadsbouwmeester Gent, we organized the Ghent Architecture Prize for the first time. There were 126 qualitative entries. It was very difficult to reduce this number to 20 laureates. During the many fascinating discussions within the newly established Architecture Platform Ghent, the professional jury and the public jury came up with many relevant themes. Working year 2022 starts from Engagement in Ghent and addresses these fascinating themes in lectures, conversations, debates, excursions, etc.
We also launched a new web platform architecture.gent, with the aim of creating an interactive digital architecture map of Ghent. We will start with the 20 laureates of the architecture prize, but it will continue to grow.
The website goes into hibernation mode for a while, while behind the scenes we fully design the program and the website. We also keep an eye on the corona measures and hope that 2022 may be a vibrant year with intense encounters after our events.
We are already making a commitment!
The Archipel team wishes you an intimate Christmas atmosphere and a sparkling transition to 2022!
See you soon.