'BEL:EST. A Laboratory for Europe in Brussels' exhibition at BOZAR
On 21 November, ENCATC invited its Cultural Happy Hour guests to the opening of the 'BEL:EST. A Laboratory for Europe in Brussels' exhibition at BOZAR. This project is the result of meetings and workshops with architects from five Estonian and five Belgian architecture firms. During their collaborations, they explored a number of urban design and architecture problems that the city of Brussels faces everyday. The conclusions and proposals stemming from their debates on the European capital's urban planning and architecture are the core of the exhibition.
Dedicated to the Estonia 100 centenary celebrations and Estonia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, opening speeches were given by Indrek Saar, Minister of Culture of Estonia and Paul Dujardin, CEO of the Centre for Fine Arts. They praised the successful collaboration and shared wishes for the exhibition to get European architects and citizens from the North-Eastern border to participate in a debate about their European capital, its physical appearance, and image. Next, guests toured the new exhibition space. For this special occasion, architects from the participating Estonian and Belgian architecture firms were there to take questions.