Wallonie Bruxelles | Contemporary Architecture, igloo x WBA | exhibition

The first decades of the 21st century are a time of reconsideration of the built fund of cities, of sustainable interventions, of concern for low consumption of energy. Igloo continues its exploration of the good practices of various built areas and environments, proposing, in collaboration with WBA, Wallonia-Brussels Architectures, a visit to the contemporary architecture of the Wallonia-Brussels region.


The exhibition Wallonie Bruxelles | Contemporary Architecture will take place between May 23 and 31 at „Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning and presents eight very different projects, from the point of view of their architectural program, type of intervention and scope of the proposed spaces which reveal, in an essentialized manner, the particularities of their context and the issues and vision of the architectural offices of the Wallonia-Brussels region.


Invited projects include Arsenal Hall – 24 social housing units an industrial hall, LRARCHITECTES, Charles Malis – spaces of the local administration reshaped in an industrial hall, MAMOUT ARCHITECTES, Génie Civil – the former civil engineering institute renovated and restored to the city of Liège, BAUMANS-DEFFET, Halle Perret – a former hall transformed into a cultural pole, ATELIER D’ARCHITECTURE PIERRE HEBBELINK, Le Rideau – conversion of an urban island and former coal storehouse into a contemporary theater, OUEST, Maison M+D – a duplex on the roof terrace of a modern rehabilitated building, MD ARCHITECTES, Navez – social housing building, MSA, Villas – Maison art déco à Bruxelles – rehabilitation of an art deco heritage house, LPPARCHITECTES.


Thus, out of the eight projects, six refer to architectural reinvention and interventions aimed at renovating industrial heritage buildings or the modern built fund by converting them into housing or public service spaces. One of the projects revives an urban island and an other proposes a small social housing building. The names of the projects are eloquent, they indicate either the name of the transformed hall or of the remodeled building, or the name of the boulevard or of the street, or even the name of the theater. 


The exhibition opens on Monday, 23 May, at 5 PM.


Open for the public: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM.


„Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Academiei 18-20, Bucharest.


Free access.


An exhibition by igloo magazine, powered by Wallonia-Brussels Architecture and „Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning.


Media Partners: Ordinul Arhitecților din România, Ordinul Arhitecților din România – Filiala București, The Institute, Arhitext, De-a Arhitectura, Feeder, Asociația Studenților Arhitecți și Urbaniști „Ion Mincu”.



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