Home Fleche-texte-grisPublications Fleche-texte-gris (Un)City - (Un)Real State of the (Un)Known #2
Languages: FR-EN (+NL)
Pages: 192 pages
Format: 15,5x23,5 closed

Under the supervision of
Cédric Libert

Cellule Architecture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles & WBA

Graphic design

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(Un)City - (Un)Real State of the (Un)Known #2

The second edition of this publication accopanies WBA's exhibition curated by Cédric Libert which is presented from 4th of November to 8th of December 2013 at Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris.
(Un)City – (Un)Real State of the (Un)Known lays down the city as a subject of thought and talk. Addressing through its constituting multiple realities, the city is perceived as heritage as well as project-in-becoming, envisaged by superposition, interweaving and sedimentation of singular layers.
A large model (4m x 4m) gathers 100 Projects for Brussels. As a proposal between fact and fiction, it assembles a collection of emblematic buildings and urban situations found in the city of Brussels. Shaped as an imaginary territory, it brings together past, present and prospective projects: the Brussel's Palace of Justice, the Cinquantenaire Monument, Victor Horta's Maison du Peuple, le Pavillon du Bonheur designed by architects V+, The National Theatre, an utopian project of Luc Deleu and Glaverbel headquarter in La Hulpe, among others.
Reconfiguring differently all these projects on the model and in the book implies a double fold new approach of the so-called urban reality: on the one hand, it is about carefully recognizing the void between the architectural objects – a space between volumes – while on the other hand exploring the idea that each one of us as individual establishes its own experience of the city – a personal and unique cartography, if not an intimate mythology.
In the frame of this new edition, Maxime Delvaux made a serie of pictures which are integrated in this book.
Discover an abstract in Posts.
Contact publisher: Architecture unit of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, +32 (0)2 413 26 05, email.



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