Project Projects was commissioned by Architecture Workroom Brussels and BOZAR Brussels to design exhibition graphics, print collateral, and publicity materials for this ambitious exhibition on contemporary architecture, civic planning, and public policy. Building for Brussels examined a number of key planning problems facing Brussels by looking at the responses of other European municipalities to these same questions. Since the exhibition was geared towards a general audience, including architects, planners, politicians, and city residents, the exhibition graphics sought to merge both a discursive, policy-oriented graphic level with a more playful typographic and visual approach. Through the use of A.M. Cassandre’s 1930s typeface Acier Noir, the graphics respond to the Art Nouveau architecture of the building itself.
In addition to designing all exhibition graphics, Project Projects created a new set of data-driven maps that visualize key civic issues in Brussels.