Structural
Contingencies

New Urban Constructions |
Meesterproef, Olot, Spain

2018 - 2019
Friedel Hoste
Friedel Hoste
Friedel Hoste
Friedel Hoste
Giel Heymans
Nathalie Dolphens
Friedel Hoste
Giel Heymans
Manon Meert
Manon Meert
Manon Meert
Manon Meert
Manon Meert
Manon Meert
Vincent Vandewoude
Paul-Emile De Smedt
Tibo Haeleydt
Wouter Persyn
Marie van Parys
Friedel Hoste
Tom Vinckier

Parallel to the workshop and research on the public oeuvre of Juliaan Lampens, the
graduation studio situated itself in Olot, a small town two hours north of Barcelona. Due to
its until recent lack of infrastructure the character of this town and the surrounding
countryside was largely intact. Its extraordinary volcanic landscape and its microclimate,
history and (culinary) culture created the specific conditions for the studio to work in.
A visit to the city of Olot and a tour by the Pritzker prize winners RCR arquitectes gave the
students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture and conditions that they had
to formulate a response to. The students were asked to develop a public building on a site
of their own choice in or around the city. Their proposals varied from Cook Schools, Vulcanic
and textile musea, to libraries and crematoria. The lessons learned from the Lampens
workshop, such as working with the construction as an ordering and spatial device, the use
of concrete, and the unity between landscape and building, were tested on the different
sites and further developed in materialisation and detail. The result was a varied collection
of projects, that was presented next to a small exhibiton of the Lampens workshop, forming
a rich pallet of new urban constructions.

 

Teachers:

Klaas Goris
Caroline Voet
Eireen Schreurs

 

Students:

Robine Aerts
Guillaume Bernard
Laurens de Smet
Nathalie Dolphens
Anna Essi
Tibo Haeleydt
Giel Heymans
Friedel Hoste
Sophie Lamote
Emilie Maebe
Manon Meert
Wouter Persyn
Marie van Parys
Jens van Raemdonck
Tom Vancoillie
Siebe Vanzieleghem
Tom Vinckier
Simon Walgraeve
Vincent Vandewoude
Louis Lories
Karel Verdonck
Charlotte Materné
Paul-Emile de Smet
Felix Delafonteyne
Lukas Chielens
Marina van Schoote