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OUEST architecture
Avenue Clémentine, 19
1190 Bruxelles

+32 2 850 73 82
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The office was founded in Brussels (BE) in 2009 and is leaded by Stephane Damsin and Jan Haerens, architects. Ouest focuses on topics and projects around architecture, culture and society; ranging from built works to research and curatorial programs. Ouest has a predilection for dense urban situations and for contextual approaches. Ouest is part of international collective Supersudaca (supersudaca.org).

Stephane Damsin, architect
Brussels 1981. Graduated in 2005 from Victor Horta Architecture Institute, Brussels (now ULB Faculty of Architecture). Worked with several offices in Antwerp, Brussels, Marseille and Buenos Aires between 2005 and 2009 before starting his own office. In charge of architecture and city programs at the Brussels art center Recyclart since 2011 where he organized numerous lecture cycles (including ‘IBAI Greetings from...’), exhibitions (including ‘Passages’), public debates, screenings and happenings. He is active member of collective Supersudaca since 2007. Invited as guest speak or curator in several institutions around the world during the last years (including IUAV Venice, CCA Montreal, Strelka Moscow, IAAC Barcelona, Culturgest Porto,...)

Jan Haerens, engineer-architect
Leuven 1985. Studied architecture and engineering at Ghent University and Technische Universität Berlin. After graduating in 2008, he worked for 2 years at Stéphane Beel Architecten in Ghent, mainly on large scale housing projects (eg Tweewaters, Leuven). He lived for one year in Mexico City, and worked in offices Taller de Architectura Mauricio Rocha, and Productora, as well as for the architectural exhibition gallery Liga DF. Since 2011, he’s a project architect at 51N4E architects in Brussels, mainly focussing on projects in the field of Affordable Living Environments. In 2013, he joined the OUEST team for the competition of the Théâtre du Rideau in Brussels (1st prize), currently in development.

Team
Stephane Damsin, architect
Jan Haerens, engineer-architect
Matthias Mazelier, architect
Pauline Tondreau, architect
Maria Rodriguez, architect
Jochen Schamelhout, architect
Antoine Trémège, intern architect
Giulia Ciuffoletti, intern architect
Maud Abbé-Decarroux, intern architect

Past
Carlo Frassinelli, Pascal Labelle, Arianna Monetini, Marie Ghiringhelli, Jerome Nicod, Cyndelle Renneson, Irene Terenzi, Javier Muñoz, Alexis Tronchet, Benjamin Malinge, Enrico Onofri

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