OFFICE 45 — Kortrijk XPO. Belgium

Kortrijk XPO is a typical exposition complex: a multifarious collection of similar halls, corridors connecting them to one another and snippets of vegetation. As one unifying gesture, a frame is placed around this chaotic entity. This frame is made up of a gallery constructed as a modular steel grid, in both elevation and plan. Occasional metal screens make this frame alternately open and closed, oriented towards or screening off its asphalted and logistic interior. Outside the frame the surroundings are natural and green.

Photos by Bas Princen