Architecture Workroom

G A R D E N— Parckdesign 2012

Parckdesign is a biennale focusing on the reorganisation of green space. The team of curators, made up of Architecture Workroom together with Atelier le Balto and Eric Troussicot, is handling the technical support for Parckdesign, which is focusing on the transformation of undeveloped areas of Brussels.

Where in the previous editions of Parckdesign, the accent was especially on the development of urban furniture in existing Brussels parks, the 2012 edition is focusing on a reinterpretation of undeveloped grounds, residual spaces and interstices in Brussels. Via a number of small-scale interventions, these areas will be transformed to increase the city's quality of life. The ambition of the curator team is to closely adapt the physical interventions to the socio-economic reality of the neighbourhoods in question. The team thus aims to contribute to the development of a sustainable and open society.

Architecture Workroom wishes to set up an interactive laboratory to stimulate a more social, economic and environmentally linked approach. To this end, the curator team developed among others a 'map of opportunities' that sheds light on a number of 'blind spots'. These are zones within the city from which traditional green is poorly accessible today. For the framing of the event 'Parckdesign 2012', the neighbourhoods in the southern part of the Canal Zone were selected as work domain. Within this area, a number of sites were designated as testing grounds for the development of new strategies.

After the selection of these sites, several multidisciplinary teams were designated to submit project proposals for one or more of these grounds. The teams formed partnerships between landscape developers, artists, architects and designers. The proposals submitted differed greatly with respect to scale, type, duration of the intervention and the associated costs. Consequently, it is also the task of the curator team to ensure the cohesion of these projects. This entire process of thinking, planning and interaction will result in an event during the summer of 2012 with urban, rural, artistic and participative interventions in the public space.

Brussels Environment, Brussels Capital Region

Curator Team
Atelier Le Balto (Berlin, DE), Eric Troussicot (Bordeaux, FR), Joachim Declerck (Architecture Workroom, Brussels, BE)

Artists / Designers
Studio Basta (BE), Wagon Landscaping (FR), Collectif Ost (BE) & Studio Public (FR) & Collectif Etc (FR), Raumlabor (DE),  Marjetica Potrc (SL) & OOZE (NL), Jeanne van Heeswijk (NL) & Marcel van der Meijs Mobiele (NL), Cascoland (NL), 100 Landschafts architektur (DE), Stéphanie Buttier (FR) & Sophie Larger (FR), Lara Almarcegui (ES), Ralf Witthaus (DE)


Brussels, input/output, ongoing, think tank


Open House Brussels—debates and artistic parcours
Exhibition—Making City
Exploring the metropolitan condition
The Next Economy— Belgium at The International Architecture Biennale 2016
Master Class—120% Brussels
City Trajectory—Brussels Canal
Program—Building For Brussels
Exhibition—Building for Brussels
Exhibition—Architecture for Justice
Concept studios—Spatial Policy Plan of Flanders
Article A+ 282 village— Cultivate the food landscape
Vacancy - Operational Director (w/m/x)
Delta Atelier document
Vacancy— Research collaborators
Vacancy— Communication manager
Transition— Learning, living, working in 2050
Publication— Architectuurcultuur in Vlaanderen (only in NL)
Workshop II— Delta Atelier Urban Management
Air For Schools workshop— Keizer Karellaan and Leopold II-tunnel
Netwerkbijeenkomst— Ontwerp met Beleid
Bap! Biennale of architecture and landscape of Île-de-France— 1st edition
Socio-spatial study— Baudelo Building Ghent
Water+Land+Scape approved
Urbanising in Place— Rosario Workshop
Social-spatial research— Ghent Sint-Pieters
Brussels Urban Landscape Biennial Edition 2018— Rising Waters
You Are Here - Brussels
Announcement — IABR-THE MISSING LINK Rotterdam and Brussels
Urbanising in Place— Building the Food-Water-Energy nexus
IABR–2018+2020–The Missing Link— Delta Atelier
Antwerp— Mapping the shift of metropolitan phenomena in Berchem extra muros
Publication— Designing the Future
CS Genk— Campus Bret 21st century learning landscape
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— and test site M4H
IABR–Atelier East Flemish Regio— Has left the starting blocks
Regional Call IABR-Atelier OVK— Help shape the future of the East Flanders Core region
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— Energy transition as an urban project
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— Call to Architects
Open Space Platform— Call Water-Land-Schap
Water as Leverage for Resilient Cities: Asia
Open Space Platform— Publication Operation Open Space
THE MISSING LINK— Curator Statement, Research Agenda and Call for Practices
Atelier Zennevallei
Urban Intervention — BRIDGE
Workshop Series — Urban Economy in the Brussels Metropolitan Area
Lecture and Debate — Fitting More Industry In
Rotterdam Biennale appoints three curators for diptych 2018+2020
A Whole World to Win— Floris Alkemade in conversation with Els Vervloesem and Joachim Declerck
Masterclass— Caring Neighborhoods
Atelier Kortrijk 2025— Innovative urban development strategy
Designing The Future— series of debates
Atelier Brussels— Masterclasses
Atelier Brussels— Lectures Structure and Stimulus
Atelier Brussels— Urban Walks
Antwerp— Study to map the livability of neighbourhoods
Atelier Brussels— Expo A Good City Has Industry
Spoor Oost— Urban Renewal Project
City of Bruges— Week of the City
Zeebrugge Revitalisation— Urban Renewal Project
Torhout— experiential and identity study
Launch OASE 96 Social Poetics— The Architecture of Use and Appropriation
From cure to care— transitions in the healthy city of Utrecht
Atelier Brussels— Urban Meeting IABR
Urban Meeting Bozar— The Productive Metropolis
Imagine Europe— Bozar
Atelier Brussels— The Productive Metropolis
Call for design teams— Atelier Brussels The Productive Metropolis
Development strategy— Ostend Eastern Shore
Review of spatial structure plan— Bruges City
The City as Factory— Buda Workroom
Colloquium — Architecture in Belgium and Turkey: Changing practices
Architecture Culture Platform
Ghent Muide-Meulestede
IABR 2016 — Atelier Utrecht: The Healthy City
Publication—Reweaving the Urban Carpet
Eurodelta 2030 - 2100
Eurometropolitan Blue Space
Atelier— Productive BXL
Atelier de Stad— Brussels
Lecture — Mark Brearley
Festival Kanal Play Ground
Metropolitan Coast Landscape 2100
IABR 2014 Urban by Nature— Atelier Brabantstad
Exploration of the Future of Flemish Land Company (VLM)
Productive Space By Design— conference
Strategic vision— Kern Rechteroever in Aalst
Strategic exploration— pilot projects productive landscape
Atelier— In Between
Atelier à Habiter— Exhibition
Preparatory workshop— development plan for Sidaplax in Ghent
Atelier De Stad Brussels— Kanal Play Ground
International Atelier— Eurometropolis
Expert advice— 'Nieuw Gent'
Preparatory workshop— housing development plan in Kapellen
Publication—The Ambition of the Territory
Symposium—Naar een gedeelde ontwerpagenda voor Vlaanderen
Vlaanderen als Ontwerp— Atelier
The Ambition of the Territory— deSingel International Arts Campus
Lecture—Carolyn Steel - The Hungry City
Changing Cultures of Planning— Rotterdam, Zürich, Nantes, Randstad, Bordeaux
Towards a Visionary Housing Production in Flanders
Guide plan—Brussels canal
The Ambition of the Territory—Belgian Pavilion Venice 2012
Making City—5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
Project definition—new prison in Haren
Building for Brussels— Architecture and urban transformation in Europe
Making City—Atelier Istanbul
G A R D E N— Parckdesign 2012
With structural support from the Flemish government and regular support from the Brussels capital region and other regional and local governments.