To mark the beginning of the new TV season, the news channel LN24 welcomed the Brussels architect. In this interview with Joan Condijts, the channel's CO, Francis Metzger talks about some of his projects. He also talks about his work as an architect and teacher and discusses in particular the question of building a new national stadium on the Heysel plateau.
“The restorations (...) are designed (...) in such a way to be both identifiable to an informed eye and almost elusive when they are offered to the eye, specifies Francis Metzgerin these 6 pages devoted to the Maison Saint-Cyr in the last issue of Historical houses and gardens. An article signed by Donatienne de Séjournet.
Justice be done at the Palace of Poelaert – An editorial and report by Daniel Couvreur in Le Soir of 5 August, followed by a few interventions of Francis Metzger in radio and television on
BX1, RTBF and RTL
Ma² wins the special Price of the jury AADIPA 2019 for its restoration work on the Maison Saint-Cyr, of Art Nouveau masterpiece.
"More than eclectic, I am definitely an eager architect. Whether it is restoration, rehabilitation, or creation missions; my love for the architecture delights in all projects. Starting today from a blank page or from those previously written, rarely intact and more often altered or erased, the exercise is comparable, which it is up to complete. Based on the pleasure of the question and the practice of doubt that none tyrannical truth paralyses my approach is at the same time identical. Only differ there the landscapes in which to be incorporated and the faces that will animate them. Starting from scratch or existing fragments, my goal is to (re)create a cohesive whole, to (re)invent a consistent tale?"