WBA carte blanche: architecture of necessity

architectesassoc was invited last spring by the curators of the exhibition ARCHITECTURE OF NECESSITY, an international triennial event encouraging «discussions about the fundamental values of architecture», to submit a proposal for 2016. GREENBIZZ, a deeply engaged project completed this year by architectesassoc was presented. Held in Sweden at the Virserums Konsthall, ARCHITECTURE OF NECESSITY has become since its debut in 2009 a diverse showcase of world-wide best practice conforming to a Manifesto focusing on five key themes: architecture must be responsible, diligent, sustainable, just, and open.

The invitation to submit a proposal highlights the studio’s sustainable design expertise as recognized outside Belgium, as does their participation in conferences such as the 2013 AJ GREEN RETHINK in London, or in initiatives such as BRUSSELS BUILDS GREENER launched by Cécile Jodogne, State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region in charge of Foreign Trade.