New skyline for the city
The start of the Bruges Triennial 2024 is fast approaching. Twelve contemporary art and architecture installations will soon be appearing in the historic centre of Bruges, ready for the opening on 13 April 2024. We can now proudly unveil the exact locations in which the twelve participating artists will be showing their work. Together with the curators, they went in search of hidden or little-known sites in the city centre, West Bruges and Zeebrugge, with the aim of temporarily giving them a new interpretation.
Bruges Triennial 2024: Spaces of Possibility will also bring a temporary change to Bruges’ skyline. From 13 April to 1 September, a fourth beacon will appear on the horizon alongside the three medieval towers. The architecture firm Bangkok Project Studio, from Thailand, is building a contemporary clock tower on the opposite side of the King Albert I Park: a wooden viewing platform that will draw attention to a neglected part of the garden. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this little-known green space, not to mention a different view of the city.
The works will start appearing on the streets from February onwards. But the key thing is to look forward to the opening because, from that point onwards, you can explore the entire event, see Bruges through different eyes and enjoy the ever-changing city.
Iván Argote, Speelmansrei – Bangkok Project Studio, opposite King Albert I Park by St. Godelieve’s Abbey – Mariana Castillo Deball, Sebrechts Park – Mona Hatoum, garden of the Onzelievevrouw psychiatric hospital, entrance via Stationslaan – Ivan Morison, Zeebrugge beach opposite Zeedijk 34 – Norell/Rodhe, square in Sint-Obrechtsstraat – Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects St. John’s Hospital park – SO–IL, garden of the Capuchin Monastery, Hauwerstraat 3c-5 – Studio Ossidiana, Buiten Smedenvest – Adrien Tirtiaux, gatehouse, Zonnekemeers and Professor Dokter J. Sebrechtsstraat – Traumnovelle, courtyard of the City Halls – Sumayya Vally, Minnewater
Pictures (c) Femke den Hollander