Composite Presence (Biennale Venezia)

Bovenbouw Architectuur/Dirk Somers (curator), Sofie De Caigny, Maarten Van Den Driessche

VAI / Flanders Architecture Institute, 2021


Official catalogue of the eponymous exhibition curated by Bovenbouw Architectuur.
How do city and architecture flourish together? This question is central to the three-dimensional capriccio that displays a fictional Flemish urban environment. Over time, the informal city in Flanders and Brussels has developed a unique relationship with its architecture. This staged urban landscape reveals how historical layers, morphological pecu­liarities and unforeseen collisions are an endless source of energy for contemporary architectural production.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Composite Presence curated by Bovenbouw Architectuur in the Belgian Pavilion at the Biennale di Architettura 2021 in Venice, Italy. The exhibition and publication are a production of the Flanders Architecture Institute on behalf of the Flemish Minister for Culture, Jan Jambon.
With texts by Sofie De Caigny, Irina Davidovici, Maarten Van Den Driessche, André Loeckx, Leo Van Broeck, Christian Rapp, Kristiaan Borret, Peter Vanden Abeele, Stefan Devoldere, Edith Wouters, Katrien Embrechts, Paul Vermeulen.

Composite Presence
Commissioner: Flanders Architecture Institute; Curators: Bovenbouw Architectuur; Exhibitors: 360 Architecten, AgwA in collaboration with Ferrière Architectes, Architecten Broekx-Schiepers, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu in collaboration with Doorzon interieurarchitecten, Louis De Mey and Dirk Somers, Architectenbureau Bart Dehaene in collaboration with artist Dirk Zoete, Arjaan De Feyter Interior Architects, Baeten Hylebos Architecten, BLAF Architecten, Bovenbouw Architectuur, BULK architecten, Collectief Noord Architecten, Coussée & Goris architecten, De Smet Vermeulen architecten, Dhooge & Meganck Architectuur, Dierendonckblancke architecten, DMT architecten, dmvA, Eagles of Architecture, ectv architecten Els Claessens en Tania Vandenbussche, FELT architecture & design, FVWW architecten in collaboration with Dennis Tyfus, GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten, Hub, Marie-José Van Hee architecten, META architectuurbureau, murmuur architecten, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, ono architectuur, Poot Architectuur, PULS architecten, Raamwerk, Raamwerk and Van Gelder Tilleman Architecten, Robbrecht en Daem architecten & Dierendonckblancke architecten in collaboration with VK Engineering & Arup, Robbrecht en Daem architecten in collaboration with Arch & Teco, Schenk Hattori Architecture Atelier, Stéphane Beel Architects, STUDIOLO architectuur in collaboration with Koen Matthys, tim peeters architecten, Tim Rogge Architectuur Studio, Tom Thys architecten, Trans architectuur stedenbouw, URA Yves Malysse Kiki Verbeeck, Vermeiren-De Coster Architecten, VERS.A
Venue: Giardini


ISBN: 9789492567208

216 pages, illustrated, 24 x 16 cm, paperback, English