In 1997 Marie-José Van Hee received, along with Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem, the Culture Prize for Architecture of the Flemish Community, in 1993, after an exhibition of her work in “de Singel” and a monograph was dedicated. Marie-José Van Hee keeps away from profound observations and statements to legitimize her work.
It seemed too good not go into it because both projects show evidence of high architectural quality and engaging dialogues with the Bruges context.
Transparant resourcing and controlled dealing with architectural components are giving the work of Robbrecht & Daem their strength. “Tangible and intangible architectural components discover each other in a kind of wonder”
Exactly one year ago a banal real estate project to do disappear the Ostend Kursaal behind a belt of apartments, in a combination of demolition, new construction and “restyling”. The project clashed with wide protest. The Casino Kursaal was finaly classified as heritage.
Visit to the Gallo-Roman Museum in Tongeren, the Abbey of St. Benedictusberg and the police station in Vaals, the Fashion Museum in Hasselt and others.
No spectacle architecture but a sophisticated application of functionality and a controlled use of contemporary materials, light and space which exudes a sleek poetry.
A gardentrip in the surroundings of Bruges, where five gardens are visited. Very diverse gardens in mood, scale, character, structure, architecture.
The work of Copers is like an inextricable tangle of aggressive, ironic and magical delusions. It is not straightforward and gradually led to a job, but the artist prefers the way of the confusion, the blasphemy, the unusual.
The viewpoints of Paul Lievevrouw are ideologically based on the belief in the vitality of the city, in the qualities of cultural identity, urban density, destination differentiations, ‘convivial’ scale, and the integration tension of interplay and contrast.
“Functionality comes before the form, while the choice of material the logical consequence is of the search for the correct construction. As an industrial designer I’m someone who invents furniture, who chooses the different materials and who shows how things are to be constructed, it’s as simple as that”
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