Institution Building

21.10.2021

“Institution Building”, an exhibition organised bij CIVA, hosts in the chapter Preservation the Refurbishment of the Royale Belge building in Brussels (amongst other projects).

Institution building by CIVA

Ingressi Milanesi

07.10.2021

Introduction to book launch & exhibition “Ingressi Milanesi” by Dirk Somers and Dirk De Meyer

Thursday 07/10/21,

Vandenhove, Rozier 1, 9000 Ghent

Designers’ Saturday

10.09.2021

Dirk Somers is head of the Jury for the ‘Best Interior Award’ at the Designers’ Saturday 2021 in Oslo.
New Norwegian National Museum, 10/09-12/09, Oslo

Designers’ Saturday

Nomination for Brussels Architecture Prize 2021

31.08.2021

The Werfstraat Brussels project is nominated for the Brussels Architecture Prize 2021, category “small intervention”.

Your vote is highly appreciated!

Brussels Architecture Prize – Vote

Some answers to your design questions – Bovenbouw Architectuur

12.08.2021

Dirk Somers (Bovenbouw Architectuur) as part of the informal talk series
for the Contemporary is always over
Maybe there is architecture after ambiguity…?

UTS School of Architecture

Thursday 12th of August, 7.00pm

TALK: BOVENBOUW ARCHITECTUUR – COMPOSITE PRESENCE

05.08.2021

At the Biennale Architettura 2021, Bovenbouw Architectuur presents the exhibition ‘Composite Presence’ in the Belgian pavilion. By means of 50 reference projects, curator Dirk Somers shows the contemporary city in Flanders and Brussels in all its complexity.

Thursday 5th of August

Towards a new European practice

09.06.2021

Series of round-table discussions organised by Architecture Workroom Brussels on Architecture and Transition and Landing the Green Deal with Dirk Somers, amongst others.

Thursday 10/06/2021 at 13H

The Belgian Pavilion has opened!

22.05.2021

Our scenography ‘Composite Presence’ for the Flemish architecture Institute has opened in Venice. This fictional model landscape simulates the potential to improve weak urban surroundings by an intense interplay between the middle ground of city architects and quality chambers on the one hand and designers on the other hand.

Play for Today: The Performance of Architecture

19.05.2021

Dirk Somers was invited as a guest critic to David Kohn and Bushra Mohamed’s Diploma Unit 19 at Architectural Association School of Architecture.

Conversation piece

24.03.2021

“Dirk Somers of Belgian practice Bovenbouw talks to Louis Mayes about the role of drawing, and the importance of viewing a sketch as a problem for discussion as much as a solution”

Future home for Bovenbouw

24.03.2021

Bovenbouw Architectuur is in the process of creating a new home.

Can we Live Together?

24.03.2021

The British Council and Sto invites Dirk Somers as one of panelists in the online panel event on the topic “Can we Live Together?”

Q&A with Bovenbouw

25.02.2021

Online lecture on Bovenbouw for the University of Sheffield

Lecture for the Oslo Association of Architecture

28.01.2021

Online lecture for the Oslo Association of Architecture

Thinking figuratively

19.11.2020

Thinking figuratively, online lecture organised by Archipel.

Alternative Histories Dublin

12.10.2020

New showing of Alternative Histories at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion square, Dublin.

Writers and architects at Bozar

22.09.2020

Flemish authors Charlotte Van den Broeck and Walter van den Broeck discuss their latest books in which architects play a central role. They are joined by a number of architects and architecture experts to reflect on this: Matilde Everaert and Dirk Somers. Bozar, Brussels.

Bovenbouw wins Royale Belge

22.01.2020

Bovenbouw Architectuur, working in collaboration with Caruso St John Architects, have won the competition to convert the former headquarters of AXA into a complex that includes apartments, offices, coworking and conference facilities along with a hotel and fitness centre.

 

Design: Dirk Somers and Wim Boesten in collaboration with Caruso St John Architects

 

Photograph: Séverin Malaud

De Groene Lente

20.01.2020

A Care Home, De Drie Platanen, Ostend wins the public award “De Groene Lente”, category neighborhood park.

 

Biennale Architettura 2020

11.07.2019

The Antwerp-based office Bovenbouw Architectuur has been appointed as curator of the exhibition in the Belgian pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2020 in Venice.

 

Biennale Architettura 2020

 

Photograph: We Document Art