The architectural scene of Flanders and Brussels has become one of the most vital in Europe. Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels are high-profile tourist destinations exploiting the international attention for contemporary architecture. Moreover, architects from Flanders are frequently invited by internationally renowned art venues such as the Biennale of Venice and the Oslo Architecture Triënnale to serve as curators or make artistic contributions. Architects from Flanders reveal that architecture’s contribution to contemporary Flanders is not in the provision of iconic buildings, but in the careful, yet imaginative handling of the building programme and construction techniques.
The Flemish Architecture institute supports the contemporary architectural culture in all its aspects. Along with Arts Flanders, the goal is to raise public awareness for the importance of a well-designed environment, to stimulate the public debate on the design of buildings and cities and to disseminate knowledge about architecture, both in Belgium and abroad.