Docomomo Belgium Online Lecture V: “L’îlot et la barre: Formes de logement collectif à Vienne et Francfort”
New date: 8th June, 2021 at 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm (GMT+2)

Docomomo International would like to invite you to register in the 5th online conference that Alessandro Porotto will give on Tuesday June 8 at 8.00 pm with the title “L’îlot et la barre: Formes de logement collectif à Vienne et Francfort” [“The island and the bar: Forms of collective housing in Vienna and Frankfurt”], organized by Docomomo Belgium. The ZOOM conference is given in French. Alessandro Porotto is a postdoc researcher at the LOCI Faculty of UCLouvain. Within the Uses & Spaces research unit, he leads the European Cities: Referential Housing Type research project, dealing with the evolution of forms…

Docomomo Belgium Online Lecture IV
Date: 10th March 2021, 8-9 pm (GMT+1), online

Docomomo Belgium invites to the Online Lecture IV, via ZOOM, on Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 8 pm. The conference will be held by Guido Stegen with the title “Conservatieve chirurgie en circulariteit, guidelines voor de restauratie van La Nouvelle Maison” [Conservative surgery and circularity, guidelines for the restoration of La Nouvelle Maison]. Guido Stegen is an architect and founder of the architectural firm ARSIS and Space Syntax Brussels, active in the fields of architecture, urban planning, restoration and research. Since 2018, he no longer holds official functions (teacher, CRMS), but remains active as a guest professor in post-graduate courses…

Docomomo Belgium Conferences – Online Lecture III
Date: 28th January 2021, 8 pm (GMT+1)

Due to COVID-19 Docomomo Belgium is organizing 3 online ZOOM conferences. After the first two conferences, the III Online Lecture will be held  on 28th January 2021 by Sébastien Charlier and Thomas Moor with the title “The collection of Modern and Contemporary Architecture Guides”. CONFERENCE III | Thursday 28th January 2021, 20:00-21:30 | online (Sébastien Charlier and Thomas Moor – The collection of Modern and Contemporary Architecture Guides) [in French]. Doctor in History, Art and Archeology, Sébastien Charlier is specialized in architecture history and scientific manager of GAR-Archives of Architecture (Faculty of Architecture, ULiège). Since 2014, he and Thomas Moor…

2021 RIBA Honorary Fellowship for Docomomo Belgium chairman Marc Dubois

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2021 RIBA Honorary Fellowships. RIBA Honorary Fellowships are awarded every year to people who have made a significant contribution to architecture but are not architects. This includes people who have helped improve the quality of design and influence the delivery of the built environment in a more sustainable way, those involved in its promotion and management, and those who nurture the interests of future generations. In 2021, RIBA will grant this recognition to 12 new people from varied backgrounds including education, arts, engineering, and business. The lifetime honour allows recipients to…

Docomomo Belgium Conferences
October - December 2020

Due to COVID-19 Docomomo Belgium is organizing 3 online conferences. CONFERENCE I | Wednesday 28th October 2020, 19: 30-21: 30 | online (Dominiek Dendooven, the reconstruction of the Westhoek). CONFERENCE II | Wednesday 9th December 2020, 19:30-20:30 | online (Giulia Marino, Avanchet-Parc: «Cité de conception nouvelle et originale») [in French]. Docomomo Belgium invites you to follow the ZOOM conferences. For more information and register visit docomomo Belgium website.

Gaston Eysselinck (1907-1953): In the footsteps of Le Corbusier
By Marc Dubois, published by Uitgeverij Snoeck, 2020

“The limited oeuvre of the Ghent architect Gaston Eysselinck provides some of the most compelling evidence of innovation in Belgian architecture. During his studies, he came across publications about the European Avantgarde, Russian architecture and the work of Le Corbusier. In November 1930 he took part in the CIAM Congress in Brussels and appeared in the legendary group photo along with Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. His own house, which also includes his office (1930-1931), and the Peeters house (1932), which both appeared in Alberto Sartoris’ publication in Italy in 1935, can be considered as the built manifesto…

Guidelines for submitting the 2019/2020 Homework
Chapters News

Dear Docomomo Chapters, Due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19, we are extending the deadline of June 1st to August 15th, 2020. A plan for new documentation homework has been approved in the last Council Meeting, August 30th, 2018 (Ljubljana, Slovenia), proposed by the ISC/Registers. With the aim of moving forward to the documentation of conservation good practices, Docomomo Working Parties (WP) have to submit: Working Parties that already have submitted 30 Documentation Fiches and uploaded 50 sites to MOMOVE: (a) 1 fiche for 2019 and 1 fiche for 2020, on an example of Good Conservation Practice. Download the template here: link, and here: link. (b) A bibliography with 5-10 publications (books or articles) on Modern Movement…

Guided Tour: Convent Clarissenklooster / Visit: exhibition “Destruction and reconstruction. Ostend 1944-1958”
Guided Tour: Convent Clarissenklooster / Visit: exhibition “Destruction and reconstruction. Ostend 1944-1958”

Saturday, July 06 at 13:45 Docomomo Belgium organizes a guided tour of the Convent Clarissenklooster (Paul Felix, 1957-1965) by architect Marc Felix and Zsuzsanna Böröcz; and, at 16:30, a visit with the curator Marc Dubois to the exhibition “Destruction and reconstruction. Ostend 1944-1958”. Architect Paul Felix (Ostend, 1913-1981), important and leading figure in the Belgian architectural landscape after the Second World War, designed the Convent Clarissenklooster (protected monument since 2002) in 1957 and 1965 The convent perfectly illustrates its typical position: architecture is not an individual matter for the architect, but a combination of forces that are beyond the reach…

Exhibition: Fernand Léger
20th February 2018, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

“The expo: BOZAR devotes an exhibition to one of the most famous modern artists and a passionate observer of a bubbling century: Fernand Léger. Focusing on the fragmentation and syncopated rhythm of a rapidly changing society, his paintings ignore artistic conventions. The urban landscape, crossed by vehicles and machines, was his favorite environment. Before becoming a painter, Léger was an architect apprentice and throughout his life, he kept a special relationship with architecture. He shared the fascination of avant-garde poets for new forms of visual communication such as advertising and typography. He was dazzled by Charlie Chaplin and the cinema and, through his career, Léger…

Post-congress tour: Architecture and Professionalism: New Approaches to the Work of Léon Stynen and his International Contemporaries
9th December 2017, Flanders Architecture Institute, Belgium

“The Architectural Archives of the Province of Antwerp and the Flanders Architecture Institute are hosting an international congress as a prelude to ‘Stynen Year’ in 2018. The Belgian architect Léon Stynen (1899-1990) epitomises an entire generation of post-war modernist architects whose oeuvres and profiles share many similarities. Typically these architects were part of a strong national and international network; up-to-date and knowledgeable; prolific and varied builders (which points to great ideological flexibility); consummate professionals; and able to access large-scale, highly visible commissions. The congress aims to promote an exchange on heritage approaches to the cultural legacy of architects who are similar in…