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Souto de Moura . META

Beursplein & Congresgebouw . Bruges

Souto de Moura . META . Beursplein & Congresgebouw . Bruges (1)

Eduardo Souto de Moura . META architectuurbureau . images: © infunctievan

The recently demolished trade fair and exhibition hall in Bruges, which was originally intended to be a reception venue, was erected 50 years ago as a temporary structure. In recent years it had become increasingly clear that it fell short of contemporary requirements in terms of building physics and programming. For this reason, the City of Bruges is commencing an urban renewal project. In addition to the construction of the new beursplein (an exhibition hall that converts into a covered public square), which is expanded with a congress building (congresgebouw), the entire site will also be renewed. Continue reading Souto de Moura . META

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Souto de Moura

NO, IT IS NOT… . Venice

Souto de Moura .  NO, IT IS NOT… . Venice  (1)

Eduardo Souto de Moura . photos: © Alessandra Chemollo . + archilovers

…no, it is not a chapel, not a sanctuary and in any case not a tomb. It is simply a place enclosed by four stone walls, while another stone at the center might be the altar. The entrance is screened by a tree we want to conserve. The walls, inside, have a ledge on which we can sit and wait… waiting with our feet on the ground, head in hands. “Things themselves know when they ought to happen.”
(David Mourão-Ferreira) Continue reading Souto de Moura