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Publisher Note

Corporate Arcadia looks at what is usually disregarded by architecture culture: the corporate architecture of banking headquarters, office buildings and hotels that has mostly shaped the city of Brussels in the 1990s and early 2000s. It does so with a twist:
1/ Armin Linke’s photographic work from inside the Corporate Arcadia reveals the hidden activities of fifteen institutions and at the same time ‘restores beauty to these invisible sites’, overlapping architecture, interior design and social functions.
2/ Magazine excerpts and videos offer thematic insights and counterpoints in the form of seven ‘double figures’, letting emerge multiple dimensions and critical knots.
3/ Models and documents retrieved on site or from the architects’ archives are called to perform as embodied figures on a stepped theatre of objects: if their position is static, the concepts they carry are mobile, open to interpretation and recombination.

Magazine produced within the exhibition Corporate Arcadia, curated by Accattone (CIVA Foundation, Contemporary Architecture Department, Brussels, 23 June — 24 Sept 2017, then hosted at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Management in the Built Environment, 7 — 22 Dec 2017).

Exhibition Catalogue

Corporate Arcadia

edited by Sophie Dars, Carlo Menon

Release Place Brussels, Belgium
Edition 1st edition
Release Date June 2017
Printrun 1500
Availability Out of Print
Subform Magazine
Topics Architecture
Methods Architecture
Dimensions 21.0 × 29.7 cm
Pages 68
Technique Offset