Belgian pavilion Biennale Architettura 2020


For the Belgian pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2020 in Venice, the Flanders Architecture Institute invites architects, urban planners, designers, researchers, critics and artists to develop an exhibition concept that responds to the theme of memory as a design studio.

After a century of unbridled thinking about progress, it is clear that architecture as a discipline needs to be reviewed. It calls for a redefinition of the basic principles of the design, in which the existing and accumulated knowledge are brought into sharper focus. The frame of reference for new designs is formed by the history of landscapes and places, of building and design traditions, and of materials and ideas. The memory becomes a design studio.

We are looking for a project that presents the theme of ‘memory as a design studio’ in an innovative way within an exhibition, and which also possesses an integral vision on sustainability. This call is aimed at multidisciplinary teams that approach the topic in all its varied facets. The selected entry will be closely followed-up by the Flanders Architecture Institute during the development of the concept.

Phase 1 | Open call
Call for a concise vision text and one illustration. The text and the image provide information about the substantive focus and the exhibition concept with a clear reference to the theme of memory as a design studio.

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