For this third debate organized in the context of the Brussels Architecture Prize, the theme ‘Adaptive Reuse’ will be at the heart of the discussion. The opportunities offered by the conversion of existing buildings and the link between programme and project typology will be discussed.
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Carton 123 – AE – Murmuur, OUEST + Zinneke + Rotor, B-architecten, LAVA Architecten, AgwA, OSK-AR architecten and Label architecture will take part in the debate, which will be moderated by Lisa De Visscher, artistic director and editor-in-chief of the Belgian magazine A+ Architecture in Belgium.
Over the past 20 years, the conversion of existing buildings has become part of the debate on the quality of architecture and the contemporary city. This is certainly due to a lack of greenfield sites to build on, but it is also a response to the need to integrate approaches based on the principles of ecology and the circular economy. Conversion not only raises a large number of architectural and urban questions, but also offers an opportunity to present a different architectural discourse and to be part of a dynamic and evolving architectural history.
The Brussels Architecture Prize is an initiative of the Brussels-Capital Region that is implemented by Urban in co-production with A+ Architecture in Belgium. A series of five conferences, produced in collaboration with CIVA, invites speakers to address a specific theme through their architectural practice. This conference is the third in a series of five conferences.