Open Call. 20 years of architecture in public commission

This page is part of our exhibition archive. The exhibition took place from 20-09-2019 until 31-10-2019

Open Oproep. 20 jaar architectuur in publieke opdrachtTo celebrate the 20th anniversary of Open Call, this unique exhibition looks back on its fascinating history. Around the turn of the century, the first Flemish Government Architect Van Reeth b0b introduced the Open Call selection procedure. To date, this procedure is one of the most important instruments that the Vlaams Bouwmeester Team uses to arrive at ambitious and high-quality public architecture. It not only determined the current face of Flemish cities and municipalities, but also the thinking and speaking about architecture in Flanders.

20 years of architecture in public commission
A panorama of Flanders offers an overview of the projects that have been realized via the ‘Open Call’ in the past twenty years. Three case studies are presented to fully explain the procedure. Finally, the Wunderkammer shows a stimulating visualisation of the architectural result of twenty years of Open Call. After the Festival of architecture, the exhibition travels in varying editions through Flanders.
The exhibition uses the rich archive of the Flemish Government Architect and includes surprising architectural installations by Ester Goris, Malgorzata Maria Olchowska and Joris Kerremans. It offers a unique view of the Open Call as a dynamic collaboration between client, architect and Bouwmeester.

Curators: Maarten Liefooghe and Maarten Van Den Driessche -UGent


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