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Martine Pollier
Tempelhof 21, 8000 Brugge
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Theme 2022

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

LAMA landscape architects
Public Space

The summer beckons. The ideal season to draw attention to public space and landscape. We resume the lecture by landscape agency LAMA that was postponed last year due to COVID-19 infection.
More than ever, it appears how important public space is today. Landscape agency LAMA from Lier is looking for innovative concepts by looking beyond the present and the usual.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Exact date to follow

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.

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.

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.

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.