Desguinlei 25, Antwerpen B-2018 Map
Mo–Fr 10–19 Uhr, Sat 16–19 Uhr

'Pasticcio' is an exhibition that brings together a group of seven contemporary European architects who work outside the mainstream. It is a critique of the loss of quality and intimacy as a consequence of globalisation. It is intended to demonstrate how powerfully and differently contemporary architecture is able to react to this problem, on condition that it is based on continuity and a common culture.
The seven architects selected - Hermann Czech (AT), Knapkiewicz & Fickert (CH), Märkli Architekt (CH), Hild und K Architekten (D), Caruso St John (UK), biq (NL) and Bovenbouw (B) - represent three generations. The projects in the exhibition were chosen because they complement each other and are related more in spirit than in form or intention.

tickets on sale at the entrance to the exhibition

The title of the exhibition refers to the stone tower at the Sir John Soane Museum, location of this architect's art collection in London, a large number of classical artefacts exhibited in what was formerly his home. In the middle of one of the courtyards behind the house stands the 'Pasticcio', a stone tower that was re-erected not so long ago. It is a stack of fragments of classical architecture with at the top a pinnacle designed by Soane himself. In this exhibition he is presented as the eighth architect.