Architecture of Transformation in Flanders

Florian Heilmeyer, Sandra Hofmeister

Edition Detail, 2024


Convents are revived as kindergartens, and an old prison receives a second life as a law school. In Flanders, daring transformations of existing architecture are raising the bar on adaptive reuse. Historical structures are adapted to the current needs of their users and given new functions thanks to meticulous renovations and innovative extensions. Contemporary Flemish architecture stands out with its creative conversions.

This book documents outstanding examples of adaptive reuse across the Flanders region of northern Belgium. It presents a portrait of Flanders’ amazingly vibrant adaptive architecture with 24 bold and pragmatic projects by 51N4E, ATAMA, Carlos Arroyo Architects, Raamwerk, Dierendonckblancke & L.U.S.T., de vylder vinck taillieu, Robbrecht & Daem, evr-architecten & Callebaut, GAFPA, BLAF, Korteknie Schumacher, Zaha Hadid, Atelier Kempe Thill, KAAN, noArchitecten, jo taillieu, Bogdan & Van Broeck, Neutelings Riedijk, Bovenbouw & Caruso St John, UR, Francesca Torzo.


ISBN: 9783955536305

232 pages, illustrated with met photos & plans, 23 x 17,2 cm, flexcover, German/English