Leo ten Wolde (project architect at ZJA) says: “Our design of the SILT event building on the Flemish coast in Middelkerke fits in seamlessly with the 'Water' theme. Multidisciplinary design power takes on threats from nature here. And that results in a structure that combines coastal management, quality of life and sustainability."
SILT makes room for the coast
The designers integrated the striking events building into a renovated sea wall and dune landscape, which rewrites the historic relationship of the seaside resort of Middelkerke with the sea. The building and the 4,500 m2 promenade will soon stand on 3,000 m2 of stamped concrete and 153 retaining and storm walls, calculated for 1,000 years of storm risk.
Architect tables CBK Middelburg
This year, 70 years after the flood disaster, the CBK wants to highlight the theme of water at different scales. A spatial element that plays a major role in the design of the coastal region, reinforced by the national principle that 'soil and water must guide' in spatial design.
After Leo ten Wolde's lecture on November 22, Patricia van de Berge, this year's witness, and the audience will discuss her insights and suggestions to jointly formulate workable principles for architectural design.
Architect's table November 22, 2023, with introduction by Leo ten Wolde (ZJA) about SILT Middelkerke
Location: CBK Zeeland, Balans 17 Middelburg
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free admission, drinks afterwards
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