Reading Place
Development of the citadel ‘Het Steen’ into a tourist reception and visitor centre in Antwerp.


Reading Place

Philippe Viérin

With regard to the theme of this lecture series ‘Built Order. Storing Knowledge‘ we will talk about re-use projects of mostly monumental heritage. Buildings that carry knowledge of the city. How can we try to activate and interpret this knowledge in a natural way. Furthermore we are interested in the way an existing building can influence our approach to the programme. It is a way of thinking beyond the typical ‚typology‘, and of ordering the world with what is available.

Philippe Viérin (1969, Bruges, Belgium) graduated from Ghent University in 1992 and worked for Stéphane Beel in Bruges and KCAP in Rotterdam. Besides being a partner at noAarchitecten since 2000 he also runs Viérin Architecten in Bruges that was established by his great grand father. He was chairman of the West Flanders Quality Chamber for nine years until 2015. He has taught at the Université Catholique de Louvain and the TU Delft from 2013 to 2018.

Der Vortrag war Teil der Ringvorlesung Gebaute Ordnung: Speicher des Wissens und der Mittwoch-Abendvorträge des Fachbereichs Architektur der TU Darmstadt.