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Experience architecture!

Architects and studios: bOb Van Reeth 1-6 / 6

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.

Debate Building Mastery in Flanders

Auditorium Quetelet (Universiteit Gent), Gent

Once the bouwmeesterschap was created to display the architectural policy in Flanders form from a long-term response to the little concerted and often chaotic policy that existed in Flanders. An interview between Bob van Reeth and Leo Van Broec* on the impact of a vision. Filip Canfyn moderates.

Miscellaneous Flourishing landscapes in South-West Flanders

Zuid-West Vlaanderen,

South-West Flanders is on the move. Numerous quality projects graft themselves in an increasingly urbanized landscape. We visitthe sometimes forgoten Flanders Fields where the ‘new challenges for the landscape often have a different meaning.

Visit Antwerp

Antwerpen, Brasschaat...

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

Debate with Sieg Vlaeminck, bOb Van Reeth & Charles Vermeersch

't Leerhuys, Brugge

A question that will be answered in the video by architects Rogers, Foster, Stirling, Pei, Johnson, Meier … and critics as Frampton and Huxable … and is visually illustrated with some important buildings in architectural actuality. An issue for a debate.

bOb Van Reeth

Bob Van Reeth (°Temse, 26 February 1943), who usually signs as bOb Van Reeth, is a Belgian architect.

Bob Van Reeth started working as an architect in 1965 with designing buildings in Mechelen and Kalmthout. In 1972, he became a teacher at the Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Bouwkunst (The National Higher Institute for Architecture) in Antwerp. The same year, he started the group Krokus with Jean-Paul Laenen and Marcel Smets. The group worked on the restoration of the old centre of Mechelen.

In the 1980s, Van Reeth designed a new building for the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwecollege in Antwerp. Later buildings include in 2007 a new wing for the Westvleteren Abbey, and the black-and-white Huis Van Roosmalen facing the Scheldt in Antwerp. Close by stands the Zuiderterras, a grand café on the quay. He also leads the company AWG (Architect Work Group) Architecten, which won the architectural concours for the design of a memorial and documentation centre about the Holocaust in Mechelen.

In January 1998, Van Reeth became the first Flemish Master Architect, a function he held until 1 June 2005 when Marcel Smets succeeded him.