Research on the urban development of High Kortrijk: presentation of the competition by 4 project proposals.
In Bruges many years there is debate about building in the historic center. Almost every inhabitant feels involved in what is happening to his city. This may be beautiful, but it sometimes is too emotional, too simplistic and too subjective.
Planners, urban planners, architects, engineering firms, government agencies and schools create a design for the Netherlands of the 21th century. All these teams of designers could start within four future scenarios were developed by the University of Amsterdam. A careful, a dynamic, a critical or a relaxed scenario.
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.”
Le Corbusier’s as an urban planning raged against the old town. For an exploration of the most controversial and perhaps most misunderstood aspect of the work of Le Corbusier, we relied on Professor Charles Vermeersch.
The confrontation with this Berlin, this part of west island as in East Germany, is a shocking experience. Nowhere are the political contradictions so keenly felt as here. A feeling that each of us must experience to feel the relativity of force, as it is played so great on both sides of the barriers.
A major construction operation which is ongoing since 1980. An operation in two parts: “IBA-new” and “IBA-old”. Modern and post-modern new building, next to restoration and rehalibitatie. Programs in which some 4,000 homes were designed.
In 1982 Jo Crepain launched a cry for attention for architectural competitions: “In Belgium, we are nowhere. In the country where the profession and the title of architect are best protected, least is done for architecture.”
Places where people congregate: the public domain. Urban spaces, squares, pedestrian shopping streets, shopping centers … But also museums: the new agora of the 80s.
Hard and soft renovations, new functions for old places, Recycling of the city, City-Reconstruction … Former slogans at the end of the 70s and 80s also turned into realizations.