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Architects and studios: Luc Deleu 1-3 / 3

Exhibition Oral archiving /03/2017

Design museum Gent, Gent

Archipel is dreaming for a while of oral archive in the form of interviews with architects. We found an ally in Studio Fragile, directed by Carl Bourgeois. Students armed with passion, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit went to work with camera and microphone.

Lecture by Luc Deleu (T.O.P. Office)

Auditorium Oehoe, E1, Gent

A strong piece of European modernism in traditional India. In 1950, Le Corbusier designed a complete city. After the problematic partition of British India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wanted a new capital for the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, “unhampered by the traditions of the past.”

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.”

Luc Deleu

Luc Deleu (°Duffel, September 1st, 1944) is a Belgian architect, urbanist and artist.

Luc Deleu is a Belgian architect and urban planner residing in Antwerp. In 1969 he completed his architectural degree, creating T.O.P. office in 1970 to question the role of architecture and urbanism in the modern age. His utopian projects put emphasis on mobility instead of the immobility of real estate, focusing on using urban space in a more efficient and intensive manner. In 1980 he created the Orban Planning Manifesto, which for the first time, places emphasis on the responsibilities of architecture and building on a global scale.

Notable projects include: Proposal to use existing rockets to fire (nuclear) waste at the sun (1975), School of Perspective and the Station Europa Centraal (1988-1989), VIP City (1999-2004). In 2006 a new work called Urban Space insists on increasing population density without trying to define functions.

Since 2000, the work of Luc Deleu is more and more exhibited in contemporary art context.