Ward Heirwegh designs a 152-page book that captures the future vision for Belgian city Kortrijk
How can the Belgian city of Kortrijk, taking its position in the Flanders region into account, develop an innovative urban development strategy to cope with the mismatch between demographic evolution and the supply of housing? This question was posed by the city’s governing body to urban planning ‘think-and-do tank’ Architecture Workroom Brussels and resulted in a multitude of complex answers.
The resulting information, including research, debates and public surveys, has been compiled into a 152-page book as a tool to influence and inform policymakers. Designed by independent Antwerp-based designer Ward Heirwegh, ‘Kortrijk 2025’ is structured as a response to the themes brought forward by over 1000 contributors. Each theme is presented in its own text and cartography-heavy section, with each divided by a photo reportage portraying the current situation on yellow paper.