2018 is the year in which the Flanders Architecture Institute, deSingel, the Province of Antwerp and the City of Antwerp place the oeuvre of the Belgian modernist architect Léon Stynen (1899–1990) in the spotlight. This is done through numerous activities, such as the retrospective exhibition Léon Stynen, Architect in deSingel (Autumn 2018), the Architecture Cabinet exhibitions Stynen Chooses Art and Stynen in Chandigarh, and the publication Léon Stynen. A Life of Architecture (1899-1990). Stynen also plays a prominent role during Heritage Day Flanders ('Open Monumentendag') (9 September 2018), and we will also be organising various cycling and walking tours, lectures…
Few Belgian architects have left behind such a striking and diverse oeuvre as Léon Stynen. For more than fifty years, from the early 1920s to the end of his professional career in 1977, he was active as an architect, urbanist and designer. He worked all over the country, but with a great love for his native city of Antwerp. Several of the most important modernist buildings in Belgium bear his name. The most famous buildings by Stynen are deSingel, the BP-building and the casinos of Oostende and Knokke.
For the true Stynen-aficionados, together with the City of Antwerp, the Flanders Architecture Institute developed a Stynen architecture tour. You can acces the tour by downloading the Antwerp Museum App in your app store (available form 26 August 2018) or download the route here.
More info at stynen2018.be or follow #stynen2018
Stynen2018 is initiated by the Flanders Architecture Institute
With the support of the Flemish Government, the City of Antwerp and the Province of Antwerp
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