top of page


2032, Brussels has become increasingly dense, we are more and more interconnected through the virtual world and our days are punctuated by stimuli over which we have no control. It is almost impossible to find a space outside of this ceaseless movement. Even our domestic space no longer offers that place of disconnection from the fast-paced daily routine. Notifications, calls, modern home automation follow us into the depths of our intimacy.


A new typology is emerging in the city. A tower building, with a minimal floor area, built on a wasteland. This banding space would seem to be a first barrier between the ordinary city and these secluded spaces, as religious buildings once were.

These towers are made up of a standard plan that is repeated over several floors, housing individual contemplation rooms. Developers, institutions and public authorities are seizing on this new typology and are already planning to build a tower in the existing cores of the former WTC III and on the Wiels Marsh.

CENOBIA | Special mention of the Jury at the Prix Godecharle Cenobia was created during the closed residence at the Centre d'Arts Pluriels Autonomie in Cureghem, between the 17th and 21st of November. The work was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels in December 2022.

Architectural fiction project challenging the theme of "living together", proposed for the 2022 edition of the Godecharle Competition. The project presents the research process of an architect in 2032. A study of a new architectural typology, vulgarly called by the inhabitants of the city as « 'BasicFit' of solitude ». Sketches, plans, sections, notes, poems, photos, surface estimates, calculations of financial profitability or film stills, are intermingled in this dream/nightmare of an architect lost between atmospheric intentions, the stakes of the city and the functionalism necessary for a possible viability of the project.

tomás barberá ramallo
architect | linto architecture
editor | paper menhirs

bottom of page