PETER VAN DRIESSCHE | 2018
INFINITI²³With 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.
Site Oud Sint Jan