As part of the ASEM Cultural Festival programme, BOZAR hosted a conversation between two leading architects of Asia and Europe: the 2012 Pritzker Prize Winner Wang Shu of the Chinese firm Amateur Architecture Studio and the Belgian architect Paul Robbrecht from Robbrecht en Daem architecten.
The exchange of ideas focussed on the significance and on the role of cultural legacy in their respective architectural work and will surface convergencies and differences in the way European and Asian architects and designers deal with the topic of heritage in their contemporary projects. The Belgian professor and editor Véronique Patteeuw moderated this discussion.
The conversation was preceded by a presentation of student projects of shortlisted graduates of the Young Talent Architecture Award from China, Korea and Europe. A worldwide student award which is part of the prestigious European Prize for Contemporary Architecture of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation.