A practice of architects, an interior architecture firm, and an architectural photographer will together be presenting the Belgian contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale. Architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, interdoorzon interieurarchitecten and Filip Dujardin—self-styled as the Bravoure (Bravura) team—will explore "what craftsmanship can mean during a period of economic scarcity" as, according to the curatorial team, "dealing with scarcity demands a high level of precision."
Commissioned by the Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi), which coordinates the Belgian entry to the Venice Biennale every four years on a rotating basis with the French community, the show will exhibit fragments of thirteen representative projects from thirteen Flemish architects by means of 1:1 replicas. According to De Vylder, "the fragment is exhibited as it really is. At the same time, it is cut out of its context, which ultimately gives it a new dimension."
The practices which have contributed to the show include: De Smet Vermeulen architecten, Philippe Vander Maren - Richard Venlet, Wim Goes Architectuur, architecten Els Claessens en Tania Vandenbussche, Eagles of Architecture, Jo Van Den Berghe - architect, BURO II & ARCHI+I, Robbrecht en Daem architecten i.s.m. Arch & Teco, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Laura Muyldermans + Atelier Starzak Strebicki, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, Stéphane Beel Architects and Architectenbureau Bart Dehaene – Sileghem & Partners in collaboration with Ante Timmermans.