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Trip Along Walloon roads /05/2019

After the successful journeys ‘Wild West’ and ‘Far East’ in Flanders in May and November 2017, Archipel continues the quest for high-quality architecture in 2019 in the Walloon provinces of Belgium. Between the Hainaut remnants of mining waste hills and of waffling politics, we discover surprising projects in Mouscron, Tournai, Hornu, Mons and La Louvière.

Lecture Own work by Thierry Decuypere and Jörn Aram Bihain

Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek, Deinze

In the context of the trip to Wallonia, Vers plus de bien être gives a lecture on his own work. The committed Brussels office was founded in 1998 by Jörn Bihain and Thierry Decuypere.

Lecture Robbrecht & Daem, Dierendonckblancke and MDW/V+

Site VRT & RTBF, Brussel

Both VRT and RTBF will build a new house. Provisional houses both broadcasters still together. In the future they will each sit in a separate broadcasting building, and this side by side on the same site on the Reyerslaan in Brussels. Both agencies present their project and discuss about the meeting of two buildings on the site.


Thierry Decuypere (°Brussels, 9 June 1973) is diplomated in 1996 from the Higher Institute of Architecture Victor Horta, Brussels. He collaborated for three years with Olivier Bastin, office l’Escaut in Brussels. He is an architectural assistant at the Ulb – Faculty of Architecture in Cambre-Horta Brussels since 2003.

Jörn Aram Bihain (°Brussels, 5 January 1973) is diplomated in 1996 from the Architectuur Hogeschool Sint Lucas in Brussels, he collaborated with Wolfgang Tschapeller and Henke und Schreihek in Wien, Austria. He has been an architectural assistant at ISA Saint-Luc Liège since 2007.