ISLAND OF BRUSSELS21 Mar 2018
Viewpoint Lecture Series: 21/03
CONIX RDBM Architects
Strange Bodies: Corpus Alienum:
A self-respecting island does not negotiate its edges…
Central to the understanding of the urban condition is the idea of exchange. Obvious forms of exchange as there are goods, money, ideas. But also exchange of power, diseases, experience… Exchange also of space (room): interior and exterior, interstitial spaces, commercial space, doubt-space, open space, private, collective and public space.
In order for exchange to happen, there needs to be some kind of overlap. This will be discussed on the basis of the MULTI project, a reconversion of an iconic office tower in the center of Brussels, recently awarded recipient of /laureate with the 2017 BE EXEMPLARY.
At the edges of this reflection you will encounter Giambattista Nolli and the public interior space in the city. Interesting to note: “passage” as synonym of exchange means “the process of transition from one state to another”.
Organised by student organisation: Bru:tecture and the architectural engineering department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.