In English (subtitles available)

This week re-lives the lecture with architecten de vylder vinck taillieu / BAVO Research Collective and their Caritas project given by Jan de Vylder and Gideon Boie.

This conference took place on February 26th, 2019 and was organized by the LUCA – in collaboration with the Master in Architecture of the University of Luxembourg – as part of the “This Will Feed That” cycle.

During this lecture, Jan de Vylder and Gideon Boie present the process and the evolution of the Caritas project: the redevelopment of old abandoned buildings into an open living space for a psychiatric clinic located in Melle, Belgium.
The volumetric of these old buildings didn’t fit with the actual need, the regulation and the norms. So, what to do with this historic building damaged? The idea is to reunite the full site with the creation of spaces to explore for the therapy.
Let’s take a look at this project, which has also won the Silver Lion for a promising young participant in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2018.

Architecten de vylder vinck taillieu was established in 2009 by three Belgian partners who wish to highlight the entire architectural process for each project. For Jan de Vyder, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu, the actual effort for design and realization stay paramount. BAVO is a collective for research cofounded by Gideon Boie and focuses his work on the political dimension of art, architecture and urban planning.