President of the Jury
Urban planner of the night, Radiance 35
The city and light are at the heart of Isaelle Corten’s concerns. The work of this lighting designer is based on convincing experiences in Belgium and abroad.
As an architect and urban planner, specializing in highlighting public spaces and buildings, she has been working in this field since 1995. In 2001, she founded her own agency: Radiance35. It does not just carry out studies on the lighting of a site.
She adds this extra soul that signs a resolutely political approach.
Isabelle Corten is also President of Designers Lumière Sans Frontières, a founding member of the Social Light Movement and a member of LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International)
Members of the Jury
The architectural firm Pierre Blondel, founded in 1982, has specialized in the architecture of group housing in urban areas, both in renovation and construction.
His projects, recognized by numerous architectural awards (1992, 1994, 2000, 2004 and 2010, 2018), demonstrate that it is possible, even in difficult urban situations, to design quality housing.
Pierre Blondel and his team apply this knowledge of housing to the issue of social housing, so as to create a real requalification of the image of social housing.
Pierre Blondel teaches at La Cambre School of Architecture and runs a workshop devoted exclusively to housing.
He gives regular lectures on this subject. He is also the author of many writings including fictions that are inspired by his architecture … or vice versa.
Adrien Grimmeau is an art historian. He is a teacher, author and curator.
In particular, he worked on art in the public space, with the book « Out ! Graffiti in Brussels” (CFC Editions) in 2011, accompanied by an exhibition at the Museum of Ixelles, then by various exhibitions (Bonom, the lame monkey, 2014, Being Urban, 2015, YO, 2017).
Adrien Grimmeau is currently director of ISELP (Institut Supérieur pour l’Etude du Langage Plastique), a pioneering institution in the study and analysis of art in the public space.
Philippe Marchal is a Corporate administrator.
But he is also a collector and passionate of visual arts.
To give live to his artistic passions, he created Artesio in 2010.
Artesio is a private artistic operator, flexible and dynamic, who organizes and presents various activities dedicated to the visual arts.
It can be specific events, exhibitions, editions, media, ressources and the creation and management of artistic venues.
Philippe Marchal is the organizer of many events devoted to the artist’s book, of which he is recognized as a specialist.
But he is also the curator of numerous thematic or specific exhibitions devoted, in particular, to ceramic or contemporary tapestry.
In the profusion of the world of art, in which many activities clash, Artesio is a catalyst for passionate projects and enthusiastic achievements.
To help and allow the creation, the expression and the artistic diffusion : such are the goals of Artesio.
For the arts. Passionately !
I have always preferred the madness of passions to the wisdom of indifference.
Philippe Marchal likes to make this sentence of Anatole France.
Journalist, producer, director
Emma C. Dessouroux is a journalist and a producer. He founded Les Délires Productions sprl, an audio-visual production company based in Brussels, in 1998.
With various short fiction and animation films on its lists of productions as well as documentaries and other programmes for the RTBF, CANAL +, ARTE, the UNICEF and also Disneyland Paris, Les Délires Productions sprl and Emma have become a pioneer in the production of Internet videos. As early as 2003 the company launched into the creation of the website misteremma.com.
Mister Emma also works on urban events in Brussels (Parcours surréalistes, Tribus urbaines, Humours du Monde, Mister Emma Art Loft) and, since 2006, has produced Archi Urbain, a programme on architecture and urban planning that goes out every week on BX1 (Belgium) and is re-screened on TNA (France), and La Trois – RTBF (Belgium).
Since 2015, Mister Emma produce a new format of videos of architecture with caviar.archi.
He’s worked in the field of contemporary art (Brugge 2002, cultural capital, S.M.A.K. in Gent), art in public space and community arts before being the director of an outsider art museum in Liège.
As an independent curator he combines these experiences in a unique blend of expertise. In a colabo residency at Les Ballets c. de la b. he realized a performative exhibition with objects and stories from Palestine. He’s still touring with a second version of “Zaher” in a co-production of Bozar and Connexion for the Chair Mahmoud Darwish. Recently he started to work as a cultural coordinator in the prison of Bruges.
Ir. Architect, BUUR
Hélène is involved in complex urban development processes.
She puts her experience at the service of urban quality research, the effectiveness of the systems that make up the territory and the implementation of sustainability strategies.
At BUUR, Hélène focuses on taking charge of urban projects in Brussels and Wallonia. The projects that occupy it vary from planning at the territorial level, to urban design at the neighborhood level, to the development of public spaces at the local level. Her career has led her to work on sectoral studies in various fields, to produce regulatory plan documents, and to participate in the search for sustainable urbanism through several years of collaboration within the Facilitator service of RBC. These various experiences constantly confront it with all the facets that characterize land use planning and the dynamics of actors.
Hélène joined the BUUR team in 2014, after 10 years as an urbanist in the BRAT office. She is an Architectural Engineer (UCL) and continued her studies with a DEA in Art Actuel.
Deputy Director General, SLRB / BGHM
Martine Rorif is a civil engineer in construction – specialization in civil engineering (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1990). She also holds a post-graduate degree from Solvay Business School (CEPAC 2007).
She began her career at Entreprises Jacques Delens (1990-1995) as a site engineer. She continued her career at Devimmo Consult (1996) as property manager.
Then, and since 1997, she continued her career at Befimmo (Regulated Real Estate Company, pure player in office buildings – www.befimmo.be). Until 2008, she was Project Manager. Since 2008, she has been Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee.
Martine Rorif is also Director of Fedimmo SA, Silversquare Holding SA and Silversquare Luxembourg SA as well as of various other subsidiaries of Befimmo. She is co-chair of the UPSI Investor Commission and co-founder of the Belgian Real Estate Women’s Circle.
Servais Enginering Architectural
After working for 25 years at the Greisch office, partner and Director of Design since 2013, Vincent Servais started his own company in 2018.
“Always driven by the same passion for the study of structural behavior, I chose to found my own office with a commitment to give the best coherence to my vision of the engineering profession. Combining functionality, integration and generosity is the essence of my thinking, the foundation of my approach that increased independence and a real possibility of questioning will optimize”, he said of his new professional challenge.
Vincent Servais teaches the structure at the Faculty of Architecture of Liège. He regularly accompanies the artists in the elaboration of monumental works in the public space.
After 4 years at Coopers & Lybrand as an auditor, Stéphan Sonneville joined Atenor SA in 1990. From financial controller, he became Managing Director on March 17, 2005. He led the refocusing of the company’s activities on pure property development and hired Atenor on the international markets (Grand Duché of Luxembourg, France, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, …).
Trained as a sales engineer (Solvay), Stéphan Sonneville is a Director of UPSI and BECI. A great supporter of Brussels and a city lover, he is a member of the Management Committee of the European Quarter Fund.