16.00 #3 13/01 Luc Deleu
18:00 Debat Luc Deleu (T.O.P. Office), Peter Vandenabbeele
PRIMARY TALKS is a lecture series initiated by the architecture masterstudio PRIMARY STRUCTURE.
Within the context of the studio we invite speakers form different disciplines who’s work is relevant within the theme. The focus of the lecture series is on the working method, the way the work comes to being.
This years case study is about the future of the E17 viaduct in Ghent. This giant structure is a relict of the 70’s and severly damaged by heavy traffic. It is currently being restored for the last time. Recently 8 alternative scenario’s have been put forward for debate. Although the infrastructural interventions in the different scenario’s have been calculated, the impact on the city and it’s urban tissue has not to yet been investigated. We will focus on the architectural and ecological potential of each of the scenario’s.
This is the closing event of PRIMARY TALKS, together with the opening of an exhibition and debate at 18.00. The discussion is moderated by Carl Bourgeois (KU Leuven).
Luc Deleu (°44), Architect
Luc Deleu is a Belgian architect and urban planner residing in Antwerp. In 1969 he completed his architectural degree, creating T.O.P. office in 1970 to question the role of architecture and urbanism
in the modern age. His utopian projects put emphasis on mobility instead of the immobility of real estate, focusing on using urban space in a more efficient and intensive manner. In 1980 he created the Orban Planning Manifesto, which for the first time, places emphasis on the responsibilities of architecture and building on a global scale.
PRIMARY TALKS will host three lectures.
13.00 #1 17/11 Christoph Fink
13.00 #2 24/11 Aline Bouvy
16.00 #3 13/01 T.O.P. Office
Wel will end with a public closing event 13/01 with the opening of an exhibition and a debate. Luc Deleu (Top Office), Peter Vandenabbeele (Bouwmeester Gent) will be present. The debate will be moderated by Carl Bourgeois (KU Leuven).
PRIMARY STRUCTURE is an initiative of GAFPA with the support of KU Leuven Faculteit architectuur campus Sint Lucas Gent.
The studio is led by Floris De Bruyn & Olivier Goethals.