With UrbanModeL, Wesley Meuris placed a new pavilion in the middle of the city : amidst the trees on the Burg square. A number of panels of wood and glass framed English terms that analyse the requirements for an ideal society, such as Sustainable Interaction, Immersive Environments, Fulfilling Needs, Innovative Services or Communication Protheses. The title of the work, UrbanModeL, refers to the concept of UML (Unified Modeling Language), a graphic modelling language that is often used to categorise and schematically represent phenomena or processes. Meuris used this method in his design. He wished to create a space where one can discuss architecture, infrastructure and urbanism, and at the same time was a restful place where being present, looking and encountering were at the core.
Wesley Meuris (b. 1977, Antwerpen, BE) studied at LUCA School of Arts and HISK in Antwerp. In 2015, he completed a PhD.