Summer School Horizontal Metropolis – a radical project

gepubliceerd op 16.04.2018 Student

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A+ Architecture in Belgium and Bozar invite you to the Horizontal Metropolis Summer School! Organized as part of the exhibition Horizontal Metropolis – a radical project realized under the direction of the architect and urbanist Paola Viganò, the Summer School will take place from July 8th to July 15th 2018, in Brussels.

Horizontal Metropolis – a radical project, an exhibition curated by Paola Viganò, in collaboration with Martina Barcelloni Corte and Chiara Cavalieri and students from the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), IUAV and other international schools, describes contemporary diffuse urbanity as a support for an innovative urban project in political and spatial terms. Already shown at the Venice Biennale in 2016, the exhibition will be shown in Bozar in Brussels from June 15th till August 26th, in an extended version including research to 3 supplemen­tary cases:

  • Flanders: the Gent-Heusden-Destel­bergen case
  • Brussels: the West Garden case
  • Wallonia: the Sambreville case

The Horizontal Metropolis Summer School, organized in colla­boration with the architecture faculties of UGent, KULeuven, ULB and the EPFL, has the ambition to develop new perspectives on the three Belgian cases and thereby complete the material of the Venice Biennale exhibition. Supervised by a team of experts and punctuated by seminars and debates, the workshop, a time for research and design, will result in the production of three large models that will feature the exhibition at BOZAR Brussels. Prof. Michiel Dehaene, (UGent), Joa­chim Declerck and Roeland Dudal (Ar­chitecture Workroom Brussels and KULeuven), Géry Leloutre (ULB) and Paola Viga­nò (EPFL Lausanne, IUAV Venezia) will be, amongst others, the tutors of the Summer school.


From July 8th to July 15th, 2018 – BOZAR/Center for Fine Arts, rue Ravenstein 23, Brussels

The Summer School is open to 40 Master students in Architecture and young architects from Belgium and abroad.
Please send your application (< 5Mb) including your CV and a few relevant projects to
Registration deadline: May 14th at 12:00.
Confirmation of the selection of the candidates: May 14th

When selected, workshop fee: 120 €

  • all necessary material for the workshop
  • lunch
  • access to the lectures and debates
  • internet access
  • prints
  • unlimited access to BOZAR
  • a free copy of A+272

Payment deadline: May 27th. Your registration will be confirmed by your payment only.  Payment details will be given after the selection of the candidates.

Title : Horizontal Metropolis – a radical project

Type : workshop
Coproduction : A+ Architecture in Belgium, BOZAR
From : July 8th, 2018
To : July 15th, 2018
Venue : Center for Fine Arts, Brussels
Address : Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Language : english
Contact :

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