A productive delta 

|   2019   |  exhibition Open Call: 20 years of public architecture  

 curated by :  Maarten Liefooghe and Maarten Van Den Driessche 

organised by: Team Vlaams Bouwmeester

curtain: Studio Ester Goris

stands and frames: Atelier Oh 

with the assistance of Laure Machtelinckx en Wout Vermijs

The countries in the delta of the Lys, Scheldt, Meuse and Rhine belong to one of the most productive and prosperous regions in the world. From the beginning of the modern age, the cities have been sanctuaries for knowledge and research. Innovative companies, extensive industrial estates, ports and efficient distribution networks traverse a productive territory. The scene shows a view of one of the docks of a port around which various industrial buildings are collected. Various public services such as the VDAB (Flemish Department of Employment Agency), the Road and Traffic services and the three major seaports have their own representative buildings, their offices and workshops. The Flemish government is also an important employer and leads its residents to work with a sophisticated service. The design for the coordination centre for the port of Antwerp towers above the industrial sites. 

(Maarten Liefooghe, Maarten Van Den Driessche)

photo UGent/Pierre Putman ©Gosia Olchowska

photo ©Gosia Olchowska

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