Belgium New Architecture 5: Offices/Shops/Housing/Working/Public Spaces/Cultural Sites/Educational Sites
In the introduction, writer Pierre Loze pays homage to architect Joël Claisse, who initiated this collection.
Nicolas Gilsoul, architect, asks us questions: By 2050, we will be 9 billion living in our towns and cities. How many of them will be forced to entertain but dreams of nature? Whereas some cities such as Nantes, Lyon and New York have taken on the challenge of enhancing their respective urban environments with a quality network of public spaces that bring people together, which path will the European capital choose to walk? These works of architecture, which explore the possibilities offered by natural environments, give cause for reflection: they were built by Jean Nouvel, Christian de Portzamparc, Dominique Perrault, OMA, Weiss/Manfredi, Antoine Gumbach et Associés, Vincent Callebaut, Jacques Ferrier, Agence Ter & François Leclercq, james corner field operations, With Diller Scofidio / Renfro, Nicolas Gilsoul & Valentine Arreguy.
And most notably: 61 recently completed structures by Belgian architects, to be discovered, here in this tome.