Biography

 • 01.01.1926 | Born in De Pinte [Belgium]

 • 1940 - 1946 | Secondary education : Technical draughtsmanship, Sint Lucas School of Art, Ghent [Belgium]

 • 1946 - 1950 | Higher education : Architecture, Sint Lucas School of Art, Ghent [Belgium]

 • 1950 | Architectural Practice, Eke / Nazareth [Belgium]

 • 1974 - 1985 | Teacher and workshop leader at the Sint Lucas School of Art, Ghent [Belgium]

 • 1985 - 1991 | Professor at the Higher Institute for Architecture Sint-Lucas, Ghent [Belgium]

 • 1995 | Great Architecture Prize Belgium

 

 

WEDSTRIJDEN / COMPETITIONS / AWARDS

 

 • 1957 | National Housing Institute [Belgium] : The modern Ardennes house. Special research mention for originality.

 • 1960 | International Architecture competition Flanders International Trade Fair [Belgium] : The European House. Preliminary draft design of a block of flats. Third Prize (50 participants.)

 • 1960 | National Architecture competition : Sports Centre at the Watersportbaan, Gent [Belgium]. Fourth prize (9 participants.)

 • 1960 | National Architecture competition: Gemeentekrediet van België - Communal Credit of Belgium, Brussels [Belgium], not awarded.

 • 1961 | National Architecture competition : Chapel of Our Lady of Kerselare, Edelare [Belgium], in collaboration with architect Rutger Langaskens. First Prize and built (10 participants.)

 • 1961 | International Arcitecture competition EURATOM : The European Commission Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe [Germany]. Third Prize (46 participants.)

 • 1964 | National Competition : Design of a modern tower crown of the Saint Andreas church, Antwerp [Belgium]. Second Prize (9 participants.)

 • 1964 | International Architecture Competition= Opera House Madrid [Spain], not awarded.

 • 1965 | Van De Ven Award [Belgium]. Ranked First, prize not awarded (36 participants.)

 • 1972 | National Architecture competition: Antwerp University, Wilrijk [Belgium], in collaboration with architects Lode Verbeke, Emmanuel Gautot and Walter Verschueren. Laureate, first stage.

 • 1973 | National Architecture competition: E-3 monument, Zwijnaarde [Belgium], not awarded.

 • 1975 | National Architecture competition: Town Hall and administrative centre, Lokeren [Belgium], in collaboration with architects Lode Verbeke, Emmanuel Gautot and Walter Verschueren. First Prize; (23 participants). Not built.

 • 1981 | Architecture competition : Art School building, Sint Lucas School of Art, Ghent [Belgium]. Awarded. Not built.

 • 1983 | National Architecture competition: Social Housing STAWON, Amsterdam [Netherlands], in collaboration with architect Marianne Eeckhout. Not awarded.

 • 1992 | Third Ytong Architecture Competition. Award for the extension De La Ruelle - Van Moffaert House, Deurle [Belgium]

 • 1995 | Belgian Grand Prize for Architecture 1995 [Belgium]

 • 1997 | International Architecture competition: Jyväskylä Music and Arts Centre, Jyväskylä [Finland], not awarded.

 • 2012 | Memorial monument chain collision E-17, Nazareth [Belgium]

 

 

 

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