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Atelier Brussels— Urban Meeting IABR

On the 2nd of June the IABR-projectatelier Brussels: The Productive Metropolis presents the results of design research in the setting of the main exhibition of the IABR 2016 – The Next Economy.

The desired development models and spatial typologies for the productive city will be discussed by a panel of designers, researchers and policy makers on the basis of the insights that have been developed in recent months. Including the designers of the Atelier, Atelier Master Mark Brearley (CASS London), Kristiaan Borret (Master Architect Brussels) and Marco Broekman (IABR-Projectatelier Rotterdam).

Atelier Brussels, IABR-2016 ©AWB


09h30 – 10h00: Welcome

10h00 – 12h30: Atelier Brussels – lectures & debate with: Kristiaan Borret (Master Architect Brussels), Mark Brearley (Atelier Master), Olv Klijn (Fabric), Radim Louda (Central), Yves Malysse (URA), Ward Verbakel (Plusoffice) and Marco Broekman (Atelier Rotterdam). Moderator: Joachim Declerck (AWB).

13h30 – 14h15: IABR-2016 and Atelier Brussels – presentation by Maarten Hajer & AWB

15h15 – 16h00: Thematic tour by AWB (registration required)

till 20h00: Exhibition open

A good city combines housing and spaces for work. However, this requires a spatial-economic approach that gives again production activities a place in our cities and urbanized regions. But how can we, as designers and administrators, actively implement quality space for the future economy? Can architecture and urban planning contribute to a more sustainable, urban anchored and socially inclusive economy?

In the Atelier Brussels the potential and the necessary spatial conditions are through design research examined that are needed to play a vital role in the development of productive districts in the metropolitan area of Brussels, where housing and spaces for work are interwoven in a qualitative way. The design teams Central / Maxime Delvaux / Eva Le Roi, Plus Office Architects / Collectif Wrkshp, URA and Spacelab are working on sites along both sides of the regional border in Brussels, Anderlecht, Machelen and Zaventem who can play a lever in this story. In parallel, the team Fabric / ULB-LoUIsE / Circle Economy researches the potential of the urban metabolism of the Flemish-Brussels metropolitan region for supporting a more circular economy.

These trajectories charged with content through ‘Urban Meetings’ and several workshops where knowledge is exchanged between the different research projects and with local and international experts. The Urban Meeting in Rotterdam offers a culmination point at which the results of the various trajectories are presented together and confronted with each other in the setting of the exhibition.

In the afternoon you can explore the exhibition with an introduction by the chief curator of the IABR 2016, Maarten Hajer, and a brief explanation of the presentation of the Atelier Brussels by AWB. After this you can participate in one of the guided tours (limited places).


Language: English

Location: IABR, Fenixloods II, Veerlaan 21, Rotterdam (Katendrecht), The Netherlands


Admission: free with a valid ticket for the IABR exhibition, reservations obligated -

Guided tour: registration required -

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With structural support from the Flemish government and regular support from the Brussels capital region and other regional and local governments.