The 17th Venice Architecture Biennale travels to Z33

The presentation of the Belgian Pavilion will come to Hasselt in 2022

At the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, the exhibition Composite Presence by Bovenbouw Architectuur is currently on show in the Belgian Pavilion. Their model landscape shows the friction between city and architecture in Flanders. From autumn 2022 onwards, the exhibition can be seen for the first time in Belgium in Z33.

Due to the corona crisis, the Biennale starts a year later than planned. The theme of this edition is ‘How can we live together?’. In the Belgian pavilion, the Flemish Architecture Institute is showing Composite Presence, an exhibition curated by Bovenbouw Architectuur.

More than fifty different architectural projects from the last twenty years form the building blocks of the model landscape. As a visitor, you move through the landscape and discover in a powerful and innovative way the friction between city and architecture in Flanders. The strong love-hate relationship between buildings and the built environment has been a source of irritation and energy in Flanders for decades.

The Venice Biennale runs until 21 November. Next year, the Belgian presentation can be seen in Z33. More info can be found at

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