Antwerp Central Station
2010, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Art, Documentary
Saturday September 10, 2011, 2pm at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax.
Post-screening discussion to follow. Tickets $12 public/$10 DFS members.
Continuing education credit available for AIA members. Post screening discussion and architectural tour of the Lowenstein CulturePlex with Architect Chris Wineman of Semple Brown.
Between past and present, between dream and reality, a mildly ironic and contemplative look at Antwerp’s Central Station, considered one of the finest examples of railway architecture in Belgium. The Antwerp station embodies the spirit of the Industrial Revolution, which saw railway stations and railroads flourish across Europe, with its architecture that combines glass and metal. In the late nineteenth century, engineer Clément Van Bogaert created the 43-metre high glass dome designed by architect Louis de la Censerie to keep the smoke from the steam locomotives away from travellers. The film presents a kaleidoscopic impression of the station, with an ongoing interplay of its historical, realistic and poetic dimensions.
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DIRECTOR: Peter Krüger