09 – TOMORROW CITY

Subterranean Venice

I imagined the city of Venice in a century’s time, on a plane beneath its current canal-surface level. From this perspective, the new, bioluminescent city spreads out beneath its historic buildings, providing new foundations...

Metz

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of its Botanical Gardens, Metz, one of France’s greenest cities, asked me to portray in drawings what the city would look like 150 years from now. Once again, I...

Brussels

How will existing cities evolve?  Brussels, a small capital which has become a European headquarter, is a perfect case study of a city that has had to transform under the pressure of new needs. ...

Louvain-la-Neuve

500 years ago, Thomas More published his famous book UTOPIA through a printer in Louvain. To celebrate this momentous event, the academic authorities of Louvain-la-Neuve, university town in Walloon Brabant, have decided to mark...

Genève

The city, projected into a sustainable future has lost a lot of its tower blocks, made banal by the reductionist regulations of globalization.  Everywhere, new green buildings have appeared, forming a curving landscape.  Areas...

Laeken evolution

The streets and terraced houses in this quarter of Brussels are an ideal way of telling the story of the evolution of the city through images.  In order to have an idea for future...

Resilient city

All of our big cities will have an autonomous supply of a week’s worth of food.  When the roads are blocked and transport cannot pass, what will happen in the following weeks?  Never, in...

Strasbourg

Desirous of preserving the beautiful harmony of inner-city Strasbourg, Luc Schuiten imagines very few changes to the historic centre, apart from the installation of a second tower for the cathedral. The biggest changes are...

Shanghai

In Shanghai, even more than elsewhere, mutation of the city is permanent. Never still, the metropolis moves inexorably at high speed toward its future. I wanted to represent in one overview the different mutations...

Lyon 2100

At the same time as the Musée des Confluences in Lyon invited me to put on an exhibition of my work in La Sucrière contemporary arts centre, I was also entrusted with a task:...

Brussels

If we look at them in the light of sustainable development, these archiborescent projects are not intended to destroy our existing heritage. On the contrary, they symbolise the integration of new thinking into the...

Nantes

When the city of Nantes invited him to attend the Utopiales in 2007, Luc Schuiten took the opportunity to show his work on archiborescence. This exhibition was publicised in the city by posters with...