This summer, A + Architecture in Belgium and Bozar / Centre for Fine Arts present an exhibition about the work of Simone and Lucien Kroll. Lucien drew the plans for among others the famous Brussels Mémé building while Simone took care of artistic and environmental extra’s long before they were commonplace.
Brussels architect and urban designer Lucien Kroll distinguished himself from the sixties on with his ‘participative architecture’. Within this philosophy, he went searching for a balance between sustainability, construction and human values. His most famous Belgian accomplishment is without a doubt the Maison des Médecins or La Mémé, the medical faculty in Louvain-la-Neuve and Woluwe. In recent years Kroll proofed successful in France, with among others several large projects in Auxerre.
Debates and lecture
Spotlighting eighty projects and achievements, the exhibition at Bozar includes numerous drawings, original plans, texts, videos and unpublished photos. In addition, there are debates on Thursday, August 25th and Thursday, September 8th about respectively about the educational aspect of participation and the genius of La Mémé. Guided tours in the famous building are also possible. At the finissage of the exhibition, on Sunday, September 18th, Lucien Kroll himself will be giving a lecture.