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Broader Boundaries

  • TUE - SUN
    20/05 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/10 > 26/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Simona Della Rocca (Moncalieri, Italy, 1985)
lives and works in Turin, Italy

Alberto Bottero (Cuneo, Italy, 1984)
lives and works in Turin, Italy

Els Van Meerbeek (Leuven, Belgium, 1974)
lives and works in Brussels and Leuven, Belgium

Joost Raes (Leuven, Belgium, 1979)
lives and works in Brussels, Belgium


Kappaert is a school campus that includes a variety of activities: a school for children with special needs, art spaces, and summer recreational activities. The architectural project is defined by an ambiguity between dissolving boundaries and creating boundaries, in order to define protected spaces for children living with forms of autism. The architects work to translate this ambiguity into built form.
The installation in The Laboratory of the Future displays the project according to this point of view, through models, fragments of the ‘boundaries’ at various scales, and visual anchoring points. A part of the installation displays the collaborative process among architects, with workshops on site and long-distance communication, but also with the future users of the campus, an essential discussion to understand the relationship between space design and the impact on mental stimuli.


Authorial collaborators
Joost Emmerik (Landscape Design)
Technical collaborators
Sileghem & Partners (Structural Engineering), STir (Technical Installations), D2S international (Acoustical Engineering), KU Leuven Research[x]Design (Inclusive Design Expertise)
BDR bureau: Alina Salahoru, Morena Gagliardi
carton 123 architecten: Jordy Van Osselaer, Sara De Sterck, Pauline Vermeulen, Dorien Pelst
With the additional support of

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