The Institute for Urbanism invites to a Lunch Lecture by Grégoire Houyet from Atelier 229 Architects in Brussels (Belgium).
Through the description of several projects, the lecture will highlight the relevance of the use of wood in educational buildings.
The studio’s production is based mainly on sustainable public projects. “Pragmatism – rationalism” are the words they describe their work. The architecture aims to be pure and simple, avoiding any free architectural gesture.
In constant research, they emphasizes repetition rather than exception, development rather than testing, the duration to the event, common sense to sophistication.
A229‘s sustainability approach has to be taken in an holistic way and includes urbanism, mobility management, accessibility for all, efficient use of energy and water, responsible use of materials, maximum flexibility, and anticipation of a minimal maintenance.
Grégoire Houyet studied Architecture in Canada and finished his studies in Brussels (Belgium). He was cofounder of Atelier 229 Architects in 2005.
Where: HS II
Registration untill 09.12.2019 at firstname.lastname@example.org