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MAATWERK MASSARBEIT. Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands

Sat, 08/10/2016 - 11:00 to Sun, 12/02/2017 - 18:00

On 7 October 2016 the exhibition MAATWERK MASSARBEIT. Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands opens in the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, as part of the cultural program of the Buchmesse.

The past thirty years have been crucial years for architecture in the Low Countries, north and south of the border between Belgium (Flanders) and the Netherlands. While the public image of Dutch architecture has been dominated by the substantial campaigns promoting the ‘Superdutch’, during much of this period Flemish architecture has developed largely out of the limelight and has only more recently attracted the attention of the international media. The presentation of architects from both Flanders and the Netherlands will provide a new perspective on the apparently much more well-known Dutch architecture, and the productive relationships between representatives from these two architectural cultures which are so different and complementary, yet also connected by one language.

The exhibition closed on Sunday 12 February 2017, having received more than 24,000 visitors. 

Produced by

Flanders Architecture Institute (VAi) and Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)


Sofie De Caigny

Curator Prelude

Veldwerk Architecten

Scientific committee

  • Sofie De Caigny
  • Jantje Engels
  • Christoph Grafe
  • Marius Grootveld
  • Martijn van der Mark
  • Peter Cachola Schmal


Veldwerk Architecten


Maatwerk | Made to measure. Concept and craft in architecture from Flanders and the NetherlandsFlanders Architecture Institute and Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Antwerp 2016.

With the support of

the Flemish Government, Creative Industries Fund NL, General Representation of the Government of Flanders (Berlin), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Berlin), Flanders & The Netherlands. Frankfurt Bookfair Guest of Honor 2016

Extra information

Flanders Architecture Institute and Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt
Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main
Contact person: 
Sofie De Caigny