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