EVENT by: KU Leuven / Architectural Engineering. Published: June 28, 2022.

LAunch2022, architectural engineering work Leuven in the spotlight

architecural engineering networking event and exhibition with reception KU Leuven

26/09/2022 Arenberg Castle Leuven – free admission exhibition, lecture, book launch

Which themes and projects do the architectural engineers of KU Leuven/Department of Architecture deal with and research? An exhibition gives an overview of their work of the past year.  And the ‘LAunch2022′ yearbook will be launched with lots of images providing a retrospective of the studies.

Exhibition and networking reception

The exhibition provides a good overview of the design studios and master theses that examine both simple and complex structures, attractive residential environments in a relatively high density with attention to sustainability, the role of buildings and spaces with a public function in the transformation of our cities, … The winning projects of the Alumni Engineer Prize and the sustainable architecture Maarten Bouwen Prize are on display. A networking reception gives the opportunity to meet students and researchers.

Yearbook ‘LAunch2022’

This yearbook will be presented during the exhibition with reception and is partly in Dutch and partly in English with the unique work of the architecture year 2022 in Leuven. Bachelor & master student work, projects from the 3 master-after-master programmes: Conservation of Monuments and Sites (MCMS), Human Settlements (MaHS) and Urbanism, Landscape & Planning (MaULP) and research projects. The book will be available free of charge in print and online from 26 September.

Lecture ‘Conservation & adaptive re-use of Victor Horta’s architecture’

Prof. Barbara Van der Wee will complement the LAunch event with a lecture on ‘Conservation & adaptive re-use of Victor Horta’s architecture: a reflection on 30 years of practice’.

The full programme

Morning + afternoon: StudioLAunches: BIRA / MIRA / MANAMA

  • MANAMA MaHS & MaULP: at auditorium De Molen from 10h00
  • MANAMA RLICC: at studio KAST 01.16 from 14h00
  • MIRA: at auditorium 200L 00.07 from 14h30
  • BIRA: at auditorium 200L 00.06 from 14h30

16h: Sustainable Architecture Maarten Bouwen Prize – Auditorium 200L 00.07, Celestijnenlaan 200, 3001 Heverlee

17h: Lecture in English by prof. Barbara Van der Wee: ‘Conservation & adaptive re-use of Victor Horta’s architecture : a reflection on 30 years of practice’ – Auditorium 200L 00.07, Celestijnenlaan 200, 3001 Heverlee and live streaming in additional auditorium 200L 00.06

18h00: Exhibition + presentation LAunch yearbook + reception – The Salons and Proclamatiezaal, Arenberg Castle, Kasteelpark Arenberg 1, 3001 Heverlee

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September 26, 2022


Arenberg Castle 1, 3001 Leuven