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As part of ASEM’s cultural programme (Asia-Europe Meeting), BOZAR will host a conversation between two leading architects of Asia and Europe : the 2012 Prizker Prize Winner Wang Shu of the Chinese office Amateur Architecture Studio and the belgian architect Paul Robbrecht from Robbrecht en Daem architecten.

The exchange of ideas will focus on the significance and on the role of cultural legacy in their respective architectural work and will surface convergencies and differences in the way european and asian architects and designers deal with the topic of heritage in their contemporary projects.
The conversation will be preceded by a presentation of student projects of shortlisted graduates of the Young Talent Architecture Award from Korea, China and Europe (Hendrik Brinkmann, Iwo Borkowicz and SungBum Heo). A worldwide student award which is part of the prestigious European Prize for Contemporary Architecture of the Mies van der Rohe Foundation.

Véronique Patteeuw (Belgian professor and editor) and Ivan Blasi (Fundacio Mies van der Rohe) will moderate this discussion.