Embassy of Belgium | April 10, 2008
The Embassy of Belgium in China hosts a lecture organized by Bert de Muynck | movingcities. The lecture will feature two Belgian offices and one Mexican (with a Belgian co-founder) that work within the context of the ORDOS100-project. Lecture in English and starts at 6.30 pm. Please RSVP.
Lecture in English at the Embassy of Belgium on Thursday, April 10 at 6pm.
Welcome/drink: 6pm | Presentations and Q&A: 6.30pm | Reception:8 pm
Introduction by Bert de Muynck | movingcities.org
For the ORDOS100-project FAKE Design, Ai Wei Wei‘s studio in Beijing, has developed the masterplan for the 100 parcels of land in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, for the Client, Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd. and will curate the 100 villas project, while Herzog and de Meuron have selected the 100 architects to participate. The collection of 100 Architects hail from 27 countries around the globe. Amongst these architects there are also several Belgian architects participating. Bert de Muynck, director of movingcities, invited three offices to talk about and present their work in the Belgian Embassy in Beijing. Throughout the past years each office has been developing a body of work that is characterized by a quality and originality in form, plan and detail, with projects ranging from housing till museum design. NU Architectuuratelier is known for its acclaimed project for the Victoria Theaterhuis in Gent, Jan de Vylder designed the cabinet for the renowed post-surreal Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers collection in the SMAK (Gent) and Wonne Ickx is the co-founder of Productora, a Mexico based practice, that designed the exhibition space for the Belgian Artist Francis Alÿs.
Presentations will take up to twenty minutes each.
Embassy of Belgium in Beijing
6, San Li Tun Lu, Beijing 100060 P.R.China
RSVP: Due to limited seats, please confirm you presence via mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (+8610.6532 1736 ext. 318).
Information on this lecture is available in Dutch and French on the website of the Embassy of Belgium