OFFICE KGDVS - Brussels, Belgium

OFFICE KGDVS - Brussels, Belgium

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OFFICE KGDVS was founded in 2002 by Kersten Geers and David Van Severen. OFFICE is renowned for its idiosyncratic architecture, in which realisations and theoretical projects stand side by side. The projects are direct, spatial and firmly rooted in architectural theory. The firm reduces architecture to its very essence and most original form: a limited set of basic geometric rules is used to create a framework within which life unfolds out in all its complexity.

Since its establishment OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen has earned a reputation as one of Belgium’s most successful and renowned practices, and one of the world’s truly original voices in present-day architecture. OFFICE engages in all architectural and urbanist design, creating projects of all scales ranging from furniture to masterplanning in Belgium as well as internationally. This practice is combined with academic research and teaching. These two aspects of OFFICE’s work are explicitly each other’s mirror, creating unexpected parallels between academic and practical work.


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OFFICE has received wide recognition, including four Belgium Prizes for Architecture, two Steel Building Awards, the Berlin Art Prize for Architecture (2016), an honorable mention for the Dixième Prix Européen d’Architecture Philippe Rothier (2014) and the Silver Lion award at the Venice Biennial for Architecture for the "Most Promising Young Practice". (2010).


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