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Trip Along Flemish roads # 01 /05/2017

West & Oost-Vlaanderen +West- Vlaams-Brabant,

This spring we’re off on a journey, not on an exotic destination like Chandigarh or Naoshima, but to the Flemish hinterland where the names of the hamlets vaguely sounds familiar and where cyclists tracks are guiding us.

Exhibition between looking and making /06/2015

K.U. Leuven faculteit architectuur, Gent

A generation architects , graduated at St. Lucas in 1974 and all tutors say farewell: Paul Robbrecht, Marie-José Van Hee, Marc Dubois, Jan Maenhout, Luc Devos, William Lievens, Paul Lievevrouw, Francis Glorieux and Martin Herman. Also Christian Kieckens, Marc Felix & Gilbert Decouvreur, who taught for years at the institute, are part of this generation. Engineers as Guy Mouton and Patrick Lints joined the team.

Lecture by Christian Kieckens

Auditorium Oehoe, E1, Gent

The architect draws his passion for Swiss architecture through his own work, which shows a strong affinity with contemporary Swiss architecture.

Lecture Form is one function too

't Leerhuys, Brugge

The title shows crisp one of the concerns of Christian Kieckens who will explain in his lecture themes like banality as a base – compaction – borders – accept and reject – structural work as the essential dramatic point in each building – form as a result of a concept.

Christian Kieckens

Christian Kieckens (°Aalst, 1951 †Brussels, 2020) was a Belgian architect.

Kieckens graduated as an architect from the Hoger Sint-Lucasinstituut Gent in 1974 and founded his architecture office in 1986 ( CKA since 2001).

Kieckens gave teaching assignments at various architectural institutes in Ghent, Antwerp, Tilburg, Liège, Eindhoven, London …, was a visiting professor in Liège, Arnhem, Maastricht … and was professor of Design Sciences and head of Architecture & Culture, Department of Design Sciences, Artesis Hogeschool.

Kieckens was, among others, ad-interim editor-in-chief A +, member of the advisory board of art magazine Aprior, member of the expert committee of the Design Museum Ghent.

CKA’s work has been widely published and exhibited, from small punctual presences to the Venezia Architecture Biennale. Christian Kieckens won the Godecharle Prize for Architecture and the Culture Prize of the Flemish Community.