Robbrecht en Daem architecten was established in 1975 by Paul Robbrecht en Hilde Daem. The agency has created and completed a diverse range of projects. The interplay between architectural design and the visual arts is a unifying theme in their body of work. They designed structures for performing arts and music halls. Even their scientific-technical designs, like the laboratories, juxtapose constructions with contemporary art.
Robbrecht en daem architecture establishes a contemporary and humane position, with constructions making statements in a broad cultural context of science and art. Since 2002 Johannes Robbrecht joined the team and he is partner since 2012. Less a theory than a spirit, “displacement” is the motive force of Robbrecht en Daem’s architecture: their buildings are durable, multiple and situated, but do not escape the mobility and exchange of our contemporary condition.’ William Mann.
image of Paul Robbrecht by Maarten Vandenabeele
_Less a theory than a spirit, displacement is the motive force.