The ICA concentrates its attention on architectural production and practice in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. It addresses all users of the built environment and its decision-makers through a series of interactive actions.
Through a series of installations, symposiums, events, meetings and activities, the ICA brings together all the actors on the architectural stage in the FWB for a few days to celebrate together architecture and its practices.
© Photo : Jean-François Flamey
À ne pas manquer
The ICA highlights a project (building, area, landscape) that should not be missed. By means of exceptional events open to all, this action makes it possible to raise awareness, to publicize and take pleasure in discovering exemplary architectural achievements in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
© Marie-Noëlle Dailly
The ICA is issuing a call for ideas to young architects to express their architectural approach by virtually designing a standard space (3 x 2.6 x 2.3 m). The ICA offers increased visibility to the selected projects and their authors through different communication media (website, publication, etc.). It also provides for the construction of the most promising projects (at least three) in the ICA’s founding or partner locations. Register here
The history of architecture in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation is not homogeneous. The ICA draws the portrait of the most striking figures (practising architects, teachers, critics, etc.) from the past 30 years to shed light on the events, figures, architectures, thoughts and meetings that influenced them. These filmed interviews will gradually constitute a history of contemporary architectural production in Wallonia and Brussels.
© Photo : Nicolas Bomal
By means of visits, creative workshops, internships, and meetings with the different architecture-related professions, the ICA offers children and adults the opportunity to exercise their judgement, analyse a context and respond to an issue. By resorting to imagination and fantasy, everyone is led to find solutions to these problems. This opens up the view of architecture and contemporary architectural creation.
Atlas des possibles
The ICA catalogues the potentials and possibilities of actions on the territory in the face of the issues our society faces. A targeted call is put out on one of the issues to bring together actors and users of the built environment in order to try, through architectural experimentation, to meet future challenges in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
© Photo : François Lichtlé
Architectural criticism is one of the main foundations of architectural culture. The ICA seizes the French-speaking specificity of the FWB as an asset to rekindle architectural criticism and set up an international network of French-speaking critics.