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Léone Drapeaud, Manuel Leon Fanjul and Johnny Leya with Roxane Le Grelle, Sébastien Lacomblez, Claire Trotignon, Philippe Braquenier and Jurgen Maelfeyt

Traumnovelle

https://traumnovelle.eu/

Brussels, Belgium
Traumnovelle is a militant faction founded by three Belgian architects: Léone Drapeaud, Manuel León Fanjul and Johnny Leya. Traumnovelle uses architecture and fiction as analytical, critical and subversive tools to emphasize contemporary issues and dissect their resolutions. Traumnovelle alternates between cynicism and enthusiasm all the while advocating for critical thinking in architecture. Traumnovelle champions a multi-disciplinary approach with architecture at the crossroads.

Eurotopie


Political spaces for a post-nation Europe

Eurotopie


Political spaces for a post-nation Europe
Eurotopie is a sanctuary where citizens are building the new Europe.
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Here is a sanctuary where citizens are building the new Europe. It is vast enough to gather crowds, secluded enough to embrace the lonely steps of those who seek answers. It can be explored from top to bottom, left to right and diagonally. The light is opalescent. Its intensity varies following the seasons. The floor is ultramarine blue. It reflects onto the walls and colours the space. It is consensual. It is a relic. The masonry walls are painted white. The space is cross shaped. The ground rises, dips, and rises again. Movement recomposes a dodecaphonic ode throughout the space. Citizens listen to other citizens speaking of Europe’s legacy and of another Europe yet to be. This space is a pavilion, this space is a sanctuary, this space is a place. This space is one of those in which secrets can be whispered. Citizens are free. Here, Eurotopie is under construction. This is your Europe. Welcome to Eurotopie.



Voyage en Eurotopie, 2018 © Philippe Braquenier

The pavilion, Eurotopie, 2018 © Philippe Braquenier

Voyage en Eurotopie, Eurotopie, 2018 © Camille Cooken

"If the Medium is the Message, what is the Question?" Panel, with Bruce Bégout, Pieterjan Ginckels, Cédric Libert, Laura Linsi, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Véronique Patteeuw, Eurotopie, 2018 © Camille Cooken

The pavilion, Eurotopie, 2018 © Camille Cooken

Eurotopie


Political spaces for a post-nation Europe

Eurotopie


Political spaces for a post-nation Europe
Eurotopie is a sanctuary where citizens are building the new Europe.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Here is a sanctuary where citizens are building the new Europe. It is vast enough to gather crowds, secluded enough to embrace the lonely steps of those who seek answers. It can be explored from top to bottom, left to right and diagonally. The light is opalescent. Its intensity varies following the seasons. The floor is ultramarine blue. It reflects onto the walls and colours the space. It is consensual. It is a relic. The masonry walls are painted white. The space is cross shaped. The ground rises, dips, and rises again. Movement recomposes a dodecaphonic ode throughout the space. Citizens listen to other citizens speaking of Europe’s legacy and of another Europe yet to be. This space is a pavilion, this space is a sanctuary, this space is a place. This space is one of those in which secrets can be whispered. Citizens are free. Here, Eurotopie is under construction. This is your Europe. Welcome to Eurotopie.



Voyage en Eurotopie, 2018 © Philippe Braquenier

The pavilion, Eurotopie, 2018 © Philippe Braquenier

Voyage en Eurotopie, Eurotopie, 2018 © Camille Cooken

"If the Medium is the Message, what is the Question?" Panel, with Bruce Bégout, Pieterjan Ginckels, Cédric Libert, Laura Linsi, Jurgen Maelfeyt, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Véronique Patteeuw, Eurotopie, 2018 © Camille Cooken

The pavilion, Eurotopie, 2018 © Camille Cooken


Idea by

Léone Drapeaud, Manuel Leon Fanjul and Johnny Leya with Roxane Le Grelle, Sébastien Lacomblez, Claire Trotignon, Philippe Braquenier and Jurgen Maelfeyt
Traumnovelle
Brussels
Belgium
Traumnovelle is a militant faction founded by three Belgian architects: Léone Drapeaud, Manuel León Fanjul and Johnny Leya. Traumnovelle uses architecture and fiction as analytical, critical and subversive tools to emphasize contemporary issues and dissect their resolutions. Traumnovelle alternates between cynicism and enthusiasm all the while advocating for critical thinking in architecture. Traumnovelle champions a multi-disciplinary approach with architecture at the crossroads.