Visit Architect at Work Kortrijk 2023 on 11 & 12 May, under the theme Super Skin

18 april 2023

On the 11th and 12th of May ARCHITECT@WORK will be reopening its doors at Kortrijk Xpo. With the theme 'Super Skin', a fascinating, multifaceted theme this year's event is once again going to be exciting and inspirational.


Super Skin is a theme that contains multiple facets. Of course, one immediately thinks of the outer skin of buildings, but the theme goes much further than this. For instance, Super Skin is not just something that only applies outside, numerous interior finishes can also have a Super Skin finishing.


This theme is about using nothing but high-quality, innovative and sustainable materials, systems and processes that meet the highest demands of architects and designers. And, of course, Super Skin embraces all possible new technologies that can meet the ever-increasing expectations, whether in the construction itself, in spatial planning or in product design.


Other familiar fringe events include materials exhibition MaterialDistrict, Theoria's bookshop and photo exhibition Images by DAPh. Special novelties this edition include the art installation HYLE SQUARE-22.1 by Dutchman Jochem Esser, out-of-the-box concepts under the heading INSTALLATION by FEBE and a look at Howest's unique architecture course Built Environment.


Almost 300 exhibitors with innovative solutions are already a good reason to come down to Kortrijk Xpo on 11 and 12 May. Yet again this year, the versatile seminar programme is a great added value. What to expect? We would like to give you a brief overview.

ART by Jochem Esser

Seminars in the spotlight

Most seminars are presented in Dutch



11:00   Earth as a second skin

            Powered by Architectura

14:00   Some lessons Learned about Facades (ENG)

            Tae Young Yoon - Snøhetta


16:00   Design meets Digital. Past, future and beyond (ENG)


17:30   Young Wolves' view - Young architects, their ambitions and expectations

            Orde van Architecten - Vlaamse Raad



11:00   Nature-inclusive building


14:00   "AWE!" welkom in het tijdperk van de verstommingseconomie

            Herman Konings - Trendwatcher

16:00   Skins in Extreme Environments (ENG)

            Xavier De Kestelier - global Head of Design at Hassell

17:30   Ceramic House

            Wessel van Beerendonk - Studio RAP

            Powered by DAPh

Networking takes centre stage

As always, ARCHITECT@WORK makes plenty of room for connecting and networking. The organisation will provide free catering in the lounge and corridors. After all, having a drink and a bite to eat makes things talk even more smoothly. Everything you need to meet colleagues and make new contacts, inspired by hundreds of innovations from the sector.


ARCHITECT@WORK 2023 takes place on 11 and 12 May, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each time, in Kortrijk Xpo. More info at, via or by calling 056/24.11.04.


Get free access to the event?


Go through pre-registration via the website, using the code mentioned on your invitation. If you don't have a code yet, send an email to We will be happy to help you.