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Regional Call IABR-Atelier OVK— Help shape the future of the East Flanders Core region

The East Flanders Core Region (OVK) expects a population increase of between 15 and 25% by 2050. In the IABR-Atelier East Flanders Core Region (OVK), the IABR and the Province of East Flanders opt to view this substantial increase first and foremost as an opportunity for new spatial policy, for using the associated challenges as a possibility for tackling the problem comprehensively, and on a larger scale. Moreover, innovative and creative solutions genuinely help achieve the high level of ambition of policy memoranda such as the Spatial Policy Plan for Flanders and the Provincial Key Memorandum (Provinciale Kernnota).   

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Three projects

Three projects will demonstrate how the region as a whole can learn from this atelier programme. This will enable the East Flanders Core Region to prepare for the expected population rise: bearing in mind the current productive landscape, focusing on the circular economy and intelligent mobility solutions.

Regional call

To this end the IABR–Atelier OVK is now launching a regional call, looking for innovative projects, pioneering partnerships or coalitions and an inspiring place where a regional spatial programme can be effectively developed. Want to know more, or have a project you would like to submit? If so, you can download the call below.

​​Download here the regional project call and the registration form. ​


Public event - 17 January 2018

On 17 January 2018, the IABR–Atelier East Flanders Core Region is launching a regional call for initiatives, partnerships, ideas and projects that could help shape the future of the East Flanders Core Region. This launch will take place in the Atelier (Pelikaanstraat 38, Ghent). Joachim Declerck, co-curator of IABR–2018+2020–THE MISSING LINK and Atelier master of the IABR–Atelier OVK, will explain the call and lead a panel discussion with keynote speaker Paul Gerretsen, agent of Vereniging Deltametropool (network for metropolitan development, the Netherlands), Sofie Vandelannoote, general manager of the inter-municipal company Veneco, Peter Vanden Abeele, Ghent city architect, and Michiel Dehaene, professor at Ghent University and founder of the Stadsacademie (City Academy), during which a number of inspiring examples will be discussed. Afterwards you will be able to discuss your project ideas with the Atelier master and the Atelier team.


IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— Energy transition as an urban project
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— Call to Architects
Open Space Platform— Call Water-Land-Schap
Vacancy— Personal Assistant Directie (m/v)
Vacancy— Inhoudelijke Medewerker (m/f)
Vacancy - Production Coordinator (m/f)
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
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
IABR-Atelier Rotterdam— Test site M4H
Regional Call IABR-Atelier OVK— Help shape the future of the East Flanders Core region
With structural support from the Flemish government and regular support from the Brussels capital region and other regional and local governments.