“Maatwerk. Custom made architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands” at DAM Frankfurt

September 23, 2016

Accompanying the Frankfurt Book Fair cultural program the DAM will present an exhibition on the work of architects from Flanders and the Netherlands, providing a new perspective on the apparently much more wellknown “Super-Dutch” architecture.

 

Boxy Kitchen, Deurle, Belgium, Architects: Maarten Van Severen © Maarten Van Severen Foundation, Gent \ Foto: Stijn Bollaer

Boxy Kitchen, Deurle, Belgium, Architects: Maarten Van Severen © Maarten Van Severen Foundation, Gent \ Foto: Stijn Bollaer

 

The past thirty years have been crucial years for architecture in the Low Countries, north and south of the border between Belgian Flanders and the Netherlands. While the public image of Dutch architecture has been dominated by the substantial campaigns promoting the ‘Superdutch’, during much of this period Flemish architecture has developed largely out of the limelight and has only more recently attracted the attention of the international media.


 

Practical information

“Maatwerk. Custom made architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands”
October 8, 2016 – February 12, 2017
Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)
Schaumainkai 43
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

 


The presentation of architects from both Flanders and the Netherlands will provide a new perspective on the apparently much more wellknown Dutch architecture, and the productive relationships between representatives from these two architectural cultures which are so different and complementary, yet also connected by one language.

 

Oostelijke Handelskade, Architects: Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen Architecten Amsterdam, the Netherlands © Michiel De Cleene

Oostelijke Handelskade, Architects: Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen Architecten Amsterdam, the Netherlands © Michiel De Cleene

Ketelvest, Ghent, Belgium, Architects: MJosé Van Hee Architecten © Foto: Michiel De Cleene

Ketelvest, Ghent, Belgium, Architects: MJosé Van Hee Architecten © Foto: Michiel De Cleene

 

A special section of the exhibition is dedicated to the work of a fairly young generation of Dutch and Flemish architects that are connected through being inspired by common references. This exhibition is curated by Sofie de Caigny from the Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi) in Antwerp and co-curated by Jantje Engels & Marius Grootveld, Antwerp.

 

C-Mine, architects: 51N4E © Foto: Stijn Bollaert

C-Mine, architects: 51N4E © Foto: Stijn Bollaert

Warmtekrachtcentrale Uithof, Utrecht, the Netherlands, Architects: Liesbeth van der Pol © Michiel De Cleene

Warmtekrachtcentrale Uithof, Utrecht, the Netherlands, Architects: Liesbeth van der Pol © Michiel De Cleene

 

The catalogue “Maatwerk. Made to measure / Concept and craft in architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands”, published by Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi) und Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Antwerp 2016 will accompany the exhibition.

 

Model variations © Foto: Karin Borghouts

Model variations © Foto: Karin Borghouts

House extension Mortsel, Belgium, Architects: Bovenbouw Architectuur © Karin Borghouts

House extension Mortsel, Belgium, Architects: Bovenbouw Architectuur © Karin Borghouts

 

With the generous support of the Flemish Government (Brussels), Creative Industries Fund NL (Rotterdam), the General Representative of the Government of Flanders in Germany (Berlin), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Germany (Berlin) and the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour — Flanders & the Netherlands.

 

Zeebrugge Sea Terminal, architects: OMA ©  Karin Borghouts

Zeebrugge Sea Terminal, architects: OMA © Karin Borghouts

MAS (Museum aan de Stroom), Antwerp, Belgium, Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects © Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerpen, Foto: Karin Borghouts

MAS (Museum aan de Stroom), Antwerp, Belgium, Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects © Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerpen, Foto: Karin Borghouts

 

SYMPOSIUM MAATWERK
Friday, October 7, 2016, 14:00 — 17:00; free admission
Venue: Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste— Städelschule, auditorium Dürerstraße 10, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

The symposium explores the architectural context of Flanders and the Netherlands. Both young and established architects from Flanders and the Netherlands will present their practice and will discuss the architectural culture in which they work. The symposium is initiated by the Creative Industries Fund and the Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi).


 

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