Third edition of Archiweek takes place from 10 to 19 October in different venues around the city. Organised by Urban, the public is invited to (re)discover contemporary architecture in Brussels with guided tours, open days at architectural agencies, symposia, workshops, conferences and an exhibition.
This year’s theme is un-learning. All interested citizens will have an opportunity to wonder and discover contemporary architecture of our city through guided tours of the selected projects, but also in the many activities organised by archiweek partners. You can consult the Programme and reservations or get more information on the official website.
Urban aims to support contemporary Brussels architecture and to raise awareness of the importance of the role of architecture in the constitution of the cultural identity of Brussels. This approach is in line with the administration’s vision of highlighting yesterday’s heritage and shaping tomorrow’s. “It is in this perspective that we conceived the archiweek, which is aimed at professionals as well as amateurs.” – says Bety Waknine, Head of Urban.
Pascal Smet, Secretary of State responsible for Urbanism says that Brussels has the potential to become a world player in the field of architecture. “Both in terms of projects in Brussels and in terms of the strong architectural firms that our city is rich in. We have to be proud of that and we have to play it more internationally. One of the ways we are doing this is by organising ‘archiweek’, in which we put the spotlight on the contemporary architectural landscape of Brussels.” adds Smet.
A close look at current architectural production?
This year, Urban invites a Curator (Roxane Le Grelle, Dieter Leyssen, Alessandro Cugola and Chloé Nachtergael of Brussels based practice 51N4E) to share their insightful views on some twenty contemporary creations in Brussels. During the weekend of October 16 and 17, 2021, join the Urban guides (in collaboration with Arkadia et Korei), who will show you about twenty contemporary realizations in Brussels. In addition, guided tours, open doors of architectural agencies, conferences, workshops for families, walking and cycling tours, performances, debates, exhibitions and many other activities will be available for free to everyone during this week dedicated to architecture!
–– event: archiweek 2021 – 3rd edition
–– organizers: Urban
–– curators: Roxane Le Grelle, Dieter Leyssen, Alessandro Cugola and Chloé Nachtergael from the Brussels office 51N4E
–– dates: from 10 to 19 October 2021
–– place: everywhere in the Brussels-Capital Region
–– website: archiweek.urban.brussels
–– partners: Korei asbl, Arkadia asbl, Archi Urbain, CIVA, Pro Velo, VAi, UCLouvain, Wallonie-Bruxelles Architectures, ICA WB, l’Ordre des Architectes, Jeunesse et Art Plastique, City3, EUandMe, NEWROPE & LabNorth w/ Floor van Leeuwen, Filter Café Filtré Atelier, Architecture Workroom Brussels