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Peter Van Driessche – Atelier4 - INFINITI²³

How are we going to be able to live and work if the sea level continues to rise and whole areas will be flooded? Experience a new form of urbanity on the water.

Site Oud Sint-Jan

The installation


With INFINITI²³, Peter Van Driessche has planned a vertical living space on the water’s edge at the Oud Sint-Jan site. The construction is reminiscent of ‘Metabolism’, a post-war Japanese architectural movement in which capsules were piled up to form tower blocks. With his installation, Van Driessche creates new space: the rectangular units are places for living, working and dwelling. While urban planners and project developers search for space in which to build in the future, the architect suggests a spot where we live closer to each other, are housed in smaller spaces and can move easily on the steadily rising water level. It becomes a temporary anchor within the urban fabric. Van Driessche also involves students in interior architecture in his project in designing this new manner of living.


Peter Van Driessche

The architectural agency Atelier4 has been working in Ghent since 1989 with two partners and three employees,
including Bruges resident Peter Van Driessche (1964, Ghent). Their primary know-how has been built locally over
the years in medium-sized projects in the public and private sectors, constructing both new buildings and renovations.

This installation for the Bruges Triennial is Peter Van Driessche's first time participation in an international artistic context.

website Peter Van Driessche - Atelier 4

Partner: KULeuven – Faculty of Architecture


ATELIER4 – Architecten bvba – Blekersdijk, 33, 9000 Gent - BAST Architects & Engineers – Lammerstraat, 18, 9000 Gent - Stalibo nv – De Wallekens, 8, 9270 Kalken - RECONGROUP NV – Oude Weg, 39, 9991 Adegem - Huys Houthandel NV – Kleine Pathoekeweg, 40, 8000 Brugge - Lerou ijzerwaren NV – Monnikenwerve, 131, 8000 Brugge - ADW nv dakwerken – Lozen Boer – Bedrijvenlaan, 13, 9080 Lochristi - Greenhouse Nurseries – Legeweg, 370, 8200 Brugge St-Andries - IB-Lichtateljee – Torhoutse Steenweg, 45, 8200 Brugge - Deltalight NV – Muizelstraat, 2, 8560 Wevelgem - Wienerberger – Kapel ter Bede, 88, 8500 Kortrijk