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Contact | Secretariaat
Martine Pollier
Tempelhof 21, 8000 Brugge
T +32 50 322 420
info@archipelvzw.be

Travelling with Archipel

For more than 35 years Archipel makes from expieriencing architecture its mission. Trips and visits are the best way to experience the beauty and ingenuity of an architectural achievement. Our tours offer architects and architecturelovers the ability to experience both icons and hidden treasures from 21st and 20th century in their contextual reality.

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Archipel architecture tours gives the traveler access to a unique selection of notable buildings, innovative interior architecture, valuable landscape architecture or iconic ingeniously conceived urban planning. The focus of our trips is on modern and contemporary projects in a certain country, different time slots and styles are explored, but Archipel also organizes trips to certain regions, that are classic examples of a specific architectural period.

Archipel trips go beyond the visual perception. We allow our travelers to experience architecture in all its facets and aspects. We cycled through residential areas by Augus Perret, pulled the swimsuit in the swimming pool designed by Jean Nouvel, enjoyed a concert in the opera house designed by Alvar Aalto… We approach architecture sometimes from a distance and then with a magnifying glass. One minute we focus on the concept, then again on the materiality of the technique. This diversity makes Archipel travel fascinating and unique.

Travel with Archipel is bringing much more than a visit. Archipel is working on architectural experience. A core team of people, who of architecture not only made their profession but also made their hobby, develop and guides the tours. We search for, select and thourougly prepare to giver our passionate participants an unforgettable experience of architecture. We often visit buildings that are not accessible to the general public and arrange tours with designers or residents.

The expert interpretation of a designer, a discussion with your fellow traveler or a resident gives with spontaneous anecdotes a unique insight. This is reinforced by the Archipel travel guides that are carefully compiled for each trip. We give the tools with plans and detailed explanation to our participants to form their own opinion, to reflect or question. In lectures before and after the trip, we also try to give the main actors the stage.