Friday 4th May — h 17.00

Founded in 1975 by Paul Robbrecht (b. 1950) and Hilde Daem (b. 1950), architectural firm Robbrecht en Daem architecten has developed a mature body of work that can hold its own on the international stage.

The wide-ranging, international portfolio comprises an impressive number of architecture and infrastructure projects, interiors and landscapes. The constant quality of the realisations is always the result of a precise architectural vision that has characterised the practice from the start and that to this day forms the basis of a meticulous project approach.

In 2002 Johannes Robbrecht (b. 1977) joined the team of Robbrecht en Daem architecten. In 2012 he became a partner.

The work of Robbrecht en Daem architecten has been published widely and internationally (A+U, Abitare, Bauwelt, Detail) and is the subject of monographic publications (Works in Architecture, 1998; Pacing Through Architecture, 2009; 2G n°5, 2010; An Architectural Anthology, 2017). In 2010, Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem were made International Fellow of the Royal Academy of British Architecture (RIBA). In 2013, together with Marie-José Van Hee architecten, Robbrecht en Daem architecten received the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Awardfor the emblematic project of the city pavilion in Ghent (2012).

Selected bibliography

  • M. Van Den Driessche, A. Çiçek, W. Davidts, J. Ockman, C. Van Gerrewey, E. Woodman, Robbrecht en Daem: An Architectural Anthology, Mercatorfonds, Brussels 2017
  • Robbrecht en Daem architecten – Dairy Gaasbeek, A+U 547, April 2016, pp. 28-35
  • Golf clubhouse, Tielt-Winge, Belgio/Belgium, Domus 992, 2015
  • Udarnik, Una Passeggiata Museologica, Domus 986, 2014, pp. 42-43
  • Market Hall – Ghent, Belgium, in: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2013, Fundacio Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona 2013, pp. 96-103
  • M. Delbeke, S. Devoldere, I.Strauven, Robbrecht en Daem – Pacing through Architecture, Bozar Books – Whitechapel Gallery – Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2010
  • 2G N.55 Robbrecht en Daem, Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 2010