CONSTRUCT research proposal submitted by Jasper Ponjee was selected by the Flemish Government Architect and the Flemish Architecture Institute for BWMSTR Label 021. BULK architects will investigate the possibilities of open structures, which are more sustainable due to their flexibility and adaptability. However, there are several barriers that make it difficult to design and build them, such as mandatory schedules of requirements and the current division of roles between architect and engineer, which detach architecture and construction. BULK architects will - together with a Structural Engineer - develop a catalog of shape types, illustrating the wealth of designs that start from construction and space, rather than from a program.
The architectural world is facing huge social challenges. Creating schools and learning environments is an important facet of contemporary life. Back to School explores whether schools in Flanders are able to withstand future problems. The exhibition presents a selection of interesting school buildings that have been constructed in recent years. These projects reflect the typological innovations in school building, illustrate the contribution that a school can make to the fabric of a village or city, and point to the role that architecture can play in the social and spatial context. Kindergarten & elementary school Het Vliegertje is part of the exposition by the Flanders Architecture Institute.
De Singel, Antwerp, Thursdag 24.10.2019 - Sunday 16.02.2020
Charlotte Gillain gives a tour to the Interior Architecture students of Hasselt University in Het Halfdiep. The students of the Faculty of Architecture and Art visit the project on 15 October during their study trip.
BULK welcomed INBO architects and urban planners on 4 October on their study trip through Flanders, with a first stop in Antwerp and Park Groot Schijn. Koen Van Bockstal and Jasper Ponjee give a lecture on the urban development and architecture of the city of Antwerp.
On Friday 27 September, Daycare De Madieliefjes in Machelen was festively inaugurated. Soon we will pass by for a small phototrip of the entire project site.