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Trip Along Flemish roads #02 /10/2017

In real pioneer style, we draw with camera, sketchbook and valies in the hand of Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Hageland, Haspengouw, Hasselt, Limburg and Antwerp Kempen to Antwerp or vice versa.

Miscellaneous Film "Occupation des sols" by Marie-Françoise Plissart + Bike Ride


The tour takes you to a number of contemporary interventions on or near the city fortifications and then goes in search of notable buildings and homes in the suburbs with a contemporary and/or modernist perspective.

Visit of the building site

The construction of the new palace of justice at the Rabot is in full swing. On the remaining area of the site a city park is constructed with community facilities. Transparency and openness are the key words for the new Justice building

Visit Antwerp

Antwerpen, Brasschaat...

visit exhibition Steven Holl + a representative overview of recent architecture in Antwerp

Lecture by André Loeckx

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Imagining an architecture this empty heart of Brussels was apparently an ongoing challenge for many architects and architectural organisations. In designs by groep Planning, ARAU, La Cambre, Deleu, Baines, Crepain, Dams, Beel, Neutelings and the Geyter one can read a profound evolution in the approach of the city “as a substance of architecture.”

Stéphane Beel

Stéphane Beel (°Kortrijk, November 1, 1955) is a Flemish contemporary architect. Beel is an outstanding representative of the New Simplicity who came to the last decades of the 20th century in Flanders to development.

Stéphane Beel began his architecture studies at the Sint-Lucasinstituut (1974-79) and completed his studies at the Academy (1979-80), both in Ghent. In 1983 he made a radical proposal for the Carrefour de l’Europe in Brussels. It was an entry for the Prize Paul Bonduelle where he designend, as a member of Team Hoogpoort, with Xaveer De Geyter, Willem Jan Neutelings and Arjan Karssenberg. All members of the team were directly or indirectly influenced by Rem Koolhaas and his Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).

Besides his own agency, Stephane Beel also worked closely with Lieven Achtergael. In 2005, a survey of the work came in an edition of the prestigious Spanish magazine El Croquis’