The Belgian architect and urban planner Luc Deleu, who founded T.O.P. Office in 1970, raises questions about the role of architecture and urban design in a globalised society. The T.O.P Office team and researchers from the iMinds research centre are working together on the Orban Space project. This research and design project deals with public space at the scale of the planet. Its ultimate goal is to create scale-less models that propose a universal design for public space, from the local to the universal or global. The development of this model involves technologies ranging from data visualisation and mapping projection to tomography.
Kasper Jordaens (iMinds – MIX), Bert Vandenberghe (CUO / Social Spaces iMinds/ KULeuven), Erik Duval, Andrew Vande Moere, Jan Aerts and Joris Klerckx DATA VISUALIZATION Lab (Electrical engineering/KULeuven) & Pieter Jan Valgaeren (SMIT – VUB).
BOZAR, BudaFabriek Kortrijk,T.O.P.office