Concrete Jungle Human Zoo

Exhibition about our architectural firm.

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‘Concrete Jungle, Human Zoo’ is a light-hearted statement by Architecten Achtergael on the subject of its architectural practice. In the colourful rooms provided by this unique location a charmingly disarming trajectory was established, taking visitors on a journey along the studio’s most recent projects, with themes such as ‘scale’, ‘proportions’ and ‘movement’ determining the direction each time. Architecten Achtergael seizes the momentum to let visitors know who they are by showing them what they do. Like its new name, website and corporate identity, this exhibition reflects the idiosyncracies of an ambitious architecture studio.     
As quite a few of Architecten Achtergael’s projects are still in progress, it was up to Ruimtevaarders, the exhibition designers, to create a captivating scenographic presentation from the material and sources they managed to extricate from the studio offices, computers and archives. Sympathetic spatial interventions and a subtle play on scales and perspectives provide the right stimuli for visitors to take an intuitive stroll among the photos and models, set in fairytale surroundings.

With the support of Wienerberger, Technum, Mosa, De Saegher, Engels and Betesco.

location Poeke, Aalter, Belgium
period 2012
team Lieven Achtergael, Jonas Marga, Karolien De Schepper, Christophe Engels, Ida Lievens, Martin Novanski, Marek Mnichowski, Jaka Sednovik, Wojciech Mikolajczak, Jeroen De Smet
i.c.w. Ruimtevaarders (scenography), vzw Poeke Ingekaderd (support), gemeente Aalter (support)