The Venue

Ghent – Vynckier site

Address: Nieuwevaart 51, 9000 Gent

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The ‘Vynckier’ site in Ghent, located at the Ghent R40 – Nieuwevaart, is an industrial zone of 10 hectares at a unique location on the dynamic interface between city and port area. The site is easily accessible and barely 2 km from the city centre.

The site is owned by Belgian brownfield project developer Revive. In close consultation with the city of Ghent, Revive will redevelop this site into a lively working environment. An innovation ecosystem will take shape that builds solutions for major societal challenges in the field of energy transition and industry 4.0. The masterplan of the future site is designed by ORG Permanent Modernity.

With its rich history, heritage buildings and ambitious future, the Vynckier site provides a relevant and fantastic backdrop for the LifeCycles event. These amazing buildings have been closed for the public for decades, come to LifeCycles to enjoy their unique character and to discover more about the future of the site.

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Nieuwevaart 51, 9000 Ghent (Belgium)


28 – 30 September 2022

For Who?

The event is designed to appeal to architects, designers, engineers, project developers, governments, investors, entrepreneurs, press, students and other industry professionals. Business leaders, opinion formers, policy makers, media and anyone with an interest in the importance of architecture and how it can improve the world.


Why this new event?

The curated LifeCycles program is built around six topics, the lifecycle of a city, architecture, construction, environment, community and technology. Each of these topics is very much subject to change and innovation. Moreover they are inextricably intertwined. Major trends such as urbanization not only determine the function and interpretation of our cities, but also the needs and form of our buildings. At the same time, we face major challenges in terms of mobility and sustainability, we live in an increasingly connected and data-driven society, we are evolving towards smart cities and construction industry is increasingly focusing on modular, circular and 3D printed construction. This event aims to gather all related stakeholders and provide a unique platform for debate, inspiration and future-oriented thinking.

Is this the first edition?

Yes. this will be the first edition, with more to follow in the coming years.

Is the line-up of speakers complete?

No! More exciting names coming. Register on the homepage and follow us on Instagram or Linkedin to stay informed.

How can we arrange our visit from abroad?

The city of Ghent has plenty of hotels and is easy to reach. Brussels airport is about 40 minutes by car, or with direct train connections. London, Paris, Amsterdam and other cities have easy connections to Ghent.

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Who is organizing?

This event is initiated, curated and managed by Reggy Van den Branden, supported by a team of enthousiast and various high-level partners and sponsors.

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