Living with Water in Liège
An historical approach
Liège has a complex and historic relationship with the risk of flooding: the flows and ebbs of the river have contributed to shaping the city. And if, in 1939, the International Exhibition of Water Technology highlighted the vital importance of water as a tool for development and communication, but above all its domination by rational and ultimately invasive urban planning, in the wake of the human, social and ecological tragedy represented by the floods that drowned Western Europe in July 2021, the question arises of how to rebuild these valleys and the need for a sustainable, global vision capable of reconciling people and watercourses. The G.A.R. offers a historical approach to Liège's relationship with water.
An approach presented for the first time in the "Fluctuations" exhibition, which took place in Liège in May 2022.
- G.A.R. Archives d’architecture