EXCURSIONS@HOME - Paul Robbrecht

04-05-2021 from 20:00 to 22:00
Zoom Meeting
Wouter Davidts

EXCURSIONS@HOME - Paul RobbrechtYou are kindly invited to attend the online lecture by Paul Robbrecht on Thursday 6 May 8PM.

The lecture is the seventh in the series EXCURSIONS@HOME, in which scholars, architects and artists take us on a journey abroad. Not unlike the 18th century writer Xavier De Maistre, but supported by the newest technologies of global communication, we will travel together, yet each from our own room, to buildings, squares and sites that they cherish and wish to share with us.

You can follow this lecture via "Zoom" with the link below:

Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban - 23° 45' N 90° 22' E

Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban is the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh, designed by Louis Kahn. Like most of Kahn's oeuvre, this building contains the 'memory of architecture', referring here in particular to Bengali heritage and culture. Approaching this building in time and space, we find ourselves at a historical crossroads of impressions. In 1974 Paul Robbrecht's embarked on his own architecture quest that has always been strongly inspired by Kahn's design, while in the background the legendary concert for Bangladesh played and the country was in a critical political condition.

Paul Robbrecht is an architect, urban designer and co-founder of Robbrecht en Dam architecten. Founded in 1975, the architectural practice has built up a unique body of work that is characterised by a remarkable generosity. Their design approach aims to establish a contemporary and humane position, with their constructions making statements within a broad cultural context of science and art.