An AIA Europe Conference on Architecture and Urbanism

Brussels, Belgium | Fall Conference

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Conference Welcome & Tour

VENUE : Hotel Metropole Brussels

GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF BRUSSELS HISTORIC CITY CENTER: See and understand the history of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, as well as the evolution of the surrounding urban development.


Friday, October 4, 2019

MAS Museum Walking Tour

WALKING TOUR AT THE MAS MUSEUM AT THE RECENT HARBOUR URBAN DEVELOPMENT. AN “INSIDE-OUTSIDE” APPROACH TO THE PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE IN A RENOVATED URBAN LANDSCAPE

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Zaha Hadid Project Visit

A VISIT TO ZAHA HADID’S FABULOUS PORT AUTHORITIY BUILDING EXTENSION LOCATED IN THE HARBOUR OF ANTWERP, A FRANK BREAK AWAY FROM THE EXISTING BUILDING’S ARCHITECTURE

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LUNCH AT THE ANTWERP YACHT CLUB

ACROSS FROM THE CITY CENTER

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GUIDED TOUR OF SIR RICHARD ROGERS’ OUTSTANDING GLASS COURTHOUSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF ANTWERP:

ARCHITECTURE THAT IS MEANT TO RELAY THE “TRANSPARENCY” OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM”


Saturday, October 5, 2019

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ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN ISSUES AROUND THE CANAL DISTRICT:

A GUIDED VISIT TO “TOUR & TAXIS”

(THE FORMER RAILWAY CUSTOMS) A RECENT URBAN WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT. A GOOD EXAMPLE OF ADAPTIVE RE-USE OF FORMER UTILITARIAN BUILDINGS.

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GUIDED VISIT TO THE « KANAL » MUSEUM

AN ADAPTIVE RE-USE OF THE FORMER CITROEN GARAGE INTO A MUSEUM AS AN EXTENSION OF THE CENTRE POMPIDOU IN PARIS.

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CONFERENCE BY KEVIN BACHO FROM SOM ARCHITECTES

ON THE IMPRESSIVE NEW NATO HQ COMPLEX: HOW ARCHITECTURE CAN INFLUENCE WORLD PEACE PROCESS DISCUSSIONS


Sunday, October 6, 2019

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CONFERENCE AND GUIDED TOUR OF THE NEW MONS TRAIN STATION IN CONSTRUCTION, BY AND WITH SANTIAGO CALATRAVA HIMSELF

THE DESIGN AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF THE BUILDING WILL BE DISCUSSED AS WELL AS THE CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGES FOR A BUILDING THAT IS BEING BUILT OVER A CONTINUOUSLY ACTIVE RAILWAY.

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A 19th CENTURY COAL MINING HEADQUARTERS COMPLEX NOW TRANSFORMED INTO A NEW ART MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER

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THE LOCAL ARCHITECT OF RECORD WILL EXPLAIN MR. LEBESKIND’S APPROACH TO THIS PARTICULAR BUILDING.