Wim Goes

2017 Visiting scholar at the Victoria University of Architecture, Wellington (NZ)
2015 – Promotor Master thesis, KU Leuven, Dep. Arch., Ghent / Brussels (BE)

Research on ‘Reverse Perspective’, Academic Design Office, KU Leuven (BE)

2005 – 2015 Teaching, Sint-Lucas School of Science and Arts in Ghent & Brussels (BE)
2008 Ian Athfield New Zealand International Master Class (NZ)
2005 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class (AU)
1999 Founded Wim Goes Architectuur, Ghent (BE)
1993 – 1999 Worked with architect Hugo Koch on self-built low-cost housing and in workshops (a.o. Atelier Maarten Van Severen) (BE)
1993 Master in Architecture, Sint Lucas School of Science & Arts, Ghent (BE)


Tim De Messemaeker


Eline Faché
Eva Vossaert
Axel Åström
Lonne Deliens

Hampus Thysell
Katharina Bonengl

Former collaborators

Anja Houbaert

Damir Draganić, Rita Roznár, Ting Liu, Yuichiro Morota, Agathe De Coninck, Luisa Ramirez, Hegoa De Montaigne De Poncins, Ivana Brzović, Rafeh Abbasi, Carlos Cardenas, Karel Sucaet, Nuno Pinto, Jules De Smet, Lucie Beck, Slavoj Kvíz, Laura Gheysen, Michal Zyla, Uriel Della Bruna, Miguel Vervacke, Francesco Paolo Di Donna, Paula Raiado Fagundes, Lien Vlerick, Anna Janeckova, Xiaoyu Xu, Alessandro Rintallo, Eugenia Zucchello, Maroš Somora, Lorenzo Grieco, Mathieu Verougstraete, Javier Ruiz Ilundain, Adriana Strojek, Mirka Šešulková, Jelle Deflo, Fréderic Louis, Krešimir Renić, Andrea Perletti, Dorota Piechocińska, Laura Mortier, Zuriñe Argomaniz Saldaña, Johannes Berry, Malgorzata Slowinska, Carmen Ojalvo Guiberteau, Eyukewe Nicolas Dogo, Jasmien Wouters, Laura Van Kerkhove, Justyna Pietrzykowska, Antonio Fernandez, Margarita Díaz Rebollo, Laura Bown, Karolien Andries, Silverio Soro Garibo, Elena Vilchez Álvarez, Axel Clissen, Jasmien Herssens, Mathias Cosijns, Leen Demaegdt


Wim Goes (°Ghent, 1969) obtained a Master’s Degree in Architecture at the Sint-Lucas School of Science and Arts in Ghent/Brussels, Belgium. He worked with architect H. Koch on self-built low-cost housing and also temporarily in workshops such as Atelier Maarten Van Severen.

At a very early stage he was confronted with contemporary art. Meeting and discussing with artists and art curators changed his vision on the position of people in and towards art and architecture, a position allowing the human presence to complete the art and architectural work. This attitude, being close to Reverse Perspective, is an ongoing investigation both in the office and in academic research since.

In 1999 the practice Wim Goes Architectuur was founded, later on partnered by Tim De Messemaeker. It has been awarded amongst others the Belgian Prize for Architecture, the Belgian Award, Architecture Award Province East Flanders, the Award of the Order of Architects (BE) and the Architectural Review Award (UK).

Their work has been published widely in architectural magazines such as A+U (JP), the Architectural Review (UK), Mark Magazine (NL), D’Architectures (FR), Casa da abitare (IT), C3 (KR) and Detail (DE).

Wim Goes has been teaching since 2005 at Sint-Lucas School of Science and Arts in Ghent & Brussels in Belgium, later on at KU Leuven Department of Architecture, Ghent & Brussels.

He participated in the Glenn Murcutt Masterclass (2005) and the New Zeeland Masterclass with Ian Athfield (2008).

He was invited as a visiting scholar at the Victoria University Wellington (NZ) in 2017. He lectured and/or was a guest critic at the EPFL in Lausanne (CH), the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio (CH), NTMU in Trondheim (NO), RWTH in Aachen (DE), the Technical University in Graz (AT), the University of Auckland (NZ) amongst others.

The projects of Wim Goes Architectuur have been featured in the Belgian Pavilion of the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice (IT), the 2016 Triennale in Viserum (SE), the Royal Academy of Arts in London (UK), the former building of the Ministry of Education in Rio de Janeiro (BR) and in exhibitions at universities such as ETH Zurich (CH), the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio (CH) and at the Victoria University in Wellington (NZ), curating an exhibition On Reverse Perspective.




House DD, Residential, Completed, Deurle (BE)


FH2.0 Multi-family House, Residential, Completed, Wondelgem (BE)

Blue Residence, Pavilion, Completed, Flanders (BE)

Scenography for exhibition ‘Charivari‘ curated by Jan Hoet Junior and Melanie Deboutte, Pamelekerk, Oudenaarde (BE)


Castle de Motte, Private Gallery & Residential, Completed, Flanders (BE)

Bridge L, Park bridge, Completed, Flanders (BE)

House A.F.V., Residential, Study, Kalmthout (BE)

Office Building NT, Study, Sint-Niklaas (BE)

Reep Bridge, Infrastructure, Competition, Kortrijk (BE)


House JP, Residential, Study, Antwerp (BE)

Refuge II, BRAVOURE, Belgian Pavilion for the Architecture Biennale in Venice (IT)

House M, Residential, Completed, Flanders (BE)


House T, Residential, Completed, Flanders (BE)


Refuge II, House, Completed, Nevele (BE)

ALU-Artforum, Art Faculty, Competition, Zagreb (HR)


House DW, Residential, Completed, Waregem (BE)

Garden Pavilion, Pavilion, Completed, Nevele (BE)


Royal Belgian Sailing Club Alberta, Clubhouse, Completed, Zeebrugge (BE)


House C, Residential, Completed, Destelbergen (BE)


Idiot Chapel, in collaboration with artist Kris Martin, Exhibition, White Cube, London (UK)

Faggionato Gallery, Gallery, Study, London (UK)

Spaas Foundation for contemporary art, Gallery, Study, Antwerp (BE)


Holiday House, Residential, Completed, Ghent (BE)


Refuge, Residential, Completed, Flanders (BE)


Yohji Yamamoto flagship store, Commercial, Completed, Antwerp (BE)

Aiki collection, Furniture Collection (BE) (LK)

Burnt House, Sies+Höke Gallery, Düsseldorf on Art Forum ‘About Beauty’, International Expo for Contemporary Art, Exhibition Design, Completed, Berlin (DE)

Artfarm, For artist Wim Delvoye, Art farm and studio, Study, Bejing(CN)


Johann König Gallery, Gallery, Completed, Berlin (DE)

House A, Residential, Completed, Brussels (BE)

Bookstore S.M.A.K (Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent), Temporary Bookstore, Completed, Ghent (BE)


Contour, 2de Biennale of Moving Images, Exhibition Design, Completed, Mechelen (BE)

Barn, Residential, Completed, Wortegem-Petegem (BE)


Jan Hoetsquare & Robert Hoozeepark, A shared Museumsquare for M.S.K. (Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent) and S.M.A.K. (Museum of Contemporary Arts in Ghent), Invited Competition, First Prize, Ghent (BE)

House L, Residential, Completed, Kortrijk (BE)


Museum D’Hondt-Daenens, Collaboration with Atelier Van Lieshout, Invited Competition, First Prize, Deurle (BE)


Compagnie, Office building and auditorium, Completed, Ghent (BE)


Zich Ophouden Bij, Exhibition Design, Completed, Bruges (BE)

House DS, Residential, Completed, Ghent (BE)


Wim Goes Architectuur with Marie-José Van Hee architecten, Schenk Hattori AA and SUGIBERRY are selected to make a proposal for M HKA, the new museum of contemporary art in Belgium (BE)

BMIAA ’19, National Prize, Winner, EU


AR Awards, The Architectural Review, First Prize, London (GB)

Onroerend Erfgoed Prijs, Flanders Heritage Agency, Public Award, Client Architect WGA and Architect DDM, Belgium (BE)


Architecture of Necessity, Virserum Triennale, Honourable Mention (SE)


Fassa Bortolo International Prize for Sustainable Architecture, University of Ferrara, 11th edition, Honourable mention (IT)


Non residential Building of the Year, Belgian Building Awards 2013, First Prize (BE)


Europe 40 under 40, the European Centre and the Chicago Athenaeum, Laureate (EU)


Agents for Human Interaction, Royal Academy of Arts and WAN, Honourable Mention (GB)


Residential Building of the Year, Belgian Award for Architecture and Energy, First Prize (BE)


Architecture Award Province of East-Flanders, First Prize, Ghent (BE)

Award by the Architecture Council of East-Flanders, First Prize, Ghent (BE)


Jagodzinska, K., Ulotnosc architektury Refuge II, A&B Architektura & Biznes, nr. 319, February 2019, pg. 130-141 Poland (PL)

T’Jonck, P., Flirten met de geschiedenis, A+, nr. 275, January 2019, pg.26-27, Belgium (BE)


Goes, W., Vraag en antwoord: Meesterschap, Cahier, nr. 6, January 2018, pg.49-65, Belgium (BE)

Ceulemans H., Royal Belgian Sailing Club ‘Alberta’, Best Buildings Belgium ‘A Historical Overview’, 2018, pg. 16-17, Belgium (BE)


Astbury, J., LIFESPAN, The Architectural Review, nr. 1438, February 2017, pg. 77-81 London (GB)


Royal Belgian Sailing Club Alberta, Belgium New Architecture, nr.6, pg.276-279, Brussels (BE)


Royal Belgian Sailing Club Alberta, DETAIL, Prefabrication, 4/2015, pg. 327-331, Munich (DE)

Wim Goes: le Royal Belgian Sailing Club à Zeebrugge, D’Architectures, 233, maart 2015, pg. 80-85, Clichy (FR)


Wim Goes Architectuur, Royal Belgian Sailing Club Alberta, A+U, Feature: New Landscapes of Wooden Architecture, nr. 524, mei 2014, pg. 26-37, Tokyo (JP)


Goes, Wim; Intrinsic Beauty, Recto Verso, nr. 59, December-January, pg. 88-89, Borgerhout (BE)

Strange, Hugh, Royal Belgian Sailing Club, Building Design, nr. 2069, 12 July 2013, pg. 12-13, London (GB)

Pieters, D., Wim Goes goes boating, Mark Magazine, nr. 44, pg. 32-33, Amsterdam (NL)


Wim Goes Architectuur, Refuge, A+U, Feature: Architecture in Belgium and the Netherlands, n.475, April 2010, pg. 36-41, Tokyo (JP)


Keunig, D., Wim Goes learns a lesson in how forces work, Mark Magazine, No 22, pp. 62 – 63, Amsterdam (NL)


Verstilde wereld in stadshectiek, Winkel Yohji Yamamoto in Antwerpen, de Architect interieur, nr. 27, september 2008, pg. 36-37, The Hague (NL)

Romeo, F., light STORE, Casa de Abitare, maart 2008, nr. 115, pg. 41-44, 195, Milano (IT)


SHOP 05 Yohji Yamamoto MoMu Antwerp, PPAPER magazine, Taipei (TW)

Project Barn, Wim Goes Architectuur, C3, juni 2007, nr. 274, pg. 56-63, Seoul (KR)


Wim Goes Architectuur, Barn, A+U, n. 426, maart 2006, pp. 106-111, Tokyo (JP)


Belgium no more a bore, DAMn Design, Architecture & Art Magazine, nr. 0, maart-april 2005, p. 43, London (GB)


Re-conversion to Market Research Office ‘Compagnie’, A+U, nr. 393, juni 2003, pg. 52-59, Tokyo (JP)


Housely Laura, Georgina Bean eds, Heaven Gent, Wallpaper, december 2001, pg. 120 (GB)



Raats, M., Frankfurt Dialogen, Aanleidingen voor een gesprek over architectuur. Het Nieuwe Instituut (NL)


De Caigny, S., Cachola Schmal, P., Grafe, C., Heintz, J., MAATWERK MASSARBEIT, Architektur aus Flandern und den Niederlanden. VAi, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Antwerp (BE)

Grafe, C., De Vylder, J., BRAVOURE SCARCITY BEAUTY (pp. 21-23, 90-93). VAi, Antwerp (BE)


Borges, S., Ehmann, S., Klanten, R., Refuge, Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts (pp. 12-15). Gestalten, Berlin (DE)

Kitano, T., Nouvel, J., Wenders, W., Rampling, C., Yamamoto & Yohji (pp. 416-419). Rizzoli, New York (US)


Wim Goes Architectuur, Executive Search. essay by Prof. Dr. T.L.P Avermaete, TOM publishers, Ghent (BE)

Knopes, L., Belgium New Architecture 5 (pp. 96-99). Prisme Editions, Brussels (BE)


Kris Martin & Wim Goes Architectuur, Idiot Chapel. Tom Publishers, Ghent (BE)


Vandermarliere, K., Jaarboek van architectuur 2004-2005 (pp. 84-87). Die Keure, Bruges (BE)


Knopes, L., Belgium New Architecture (pp. 42-45). Hayez Imprimeurs sa/nv, Brussels (BE)


Delbeke, M., Jaarboek van architectuur 2000-2001 (pp. 34-35). Sint-Joris, Merendree (BE)


de Duffeleer, P., Zich ophouden bij… essay by Jan Hoet, Ministerie van De Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Brussels (BE)


Alternative Histories, CIVA Brussels, Drawing Matter and Veldwerk, Brussels (BE)

‘Collateral’ Art and Furniture: collaboration between architect Wim Goes and artist Willem Cole, Gallery Casa Argentaurum, Ghent (BE)

Alternative Histories, Architecture Foundation, Drawing Matter and Veldwerk, 6 Cork Street Mayfair, London (GB)


On Reverse Perspective, Victoria University, Wellington (NZ)

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle/International, Galleria dell’Accademia di architettura, Mendrisio (CH)

Prelude: een wevende generatie, M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp (BE)


MAATWERK MASSARBEIT. MAATWERK MASSARBEIT. Architektur aus Flandern und den Niederlanden, VAi, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt (DE)

BRAVOURE, Belgian Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016, Venice (IT)

Ensembles. Architectuur en ambacht, Vlaams Architectuurinstituut, deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Antwerp (BE)

Architecture of Necessity, International Triennal of Virserum, Virserum (SE)

Price of Architecture of the Province of West-Flanders 2015, Bruges (BE)


Maarten Van Severen & Co. van ontwerpers, kunstenaars & makers, Design Museum Ghent, Ghent (BE)

Unfeasible: limit, check, opening, Walter Knoll, London (GB)



Wild Wild Belgium, AIT Architektur Salon, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne & Stuttgart (DE)


Idiot Chapel, White Cube, London (GB)

Archetypes* from Greek huts and sheepfolds to contemporary art and architecture, Byzantine and Christian Museum (BCM), Athens (GR)


Contemporary Space, Athens (GR)

Symposium of Florence: ‘The City and the World’, Florence (IT)

Jan Hoet Square and Robert Hozee Park, Citadelle ma belle, S.M.A.K., the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE)


Jan Hoet Square and Robert Hozee Park, Hoet-Bekaert Gallery, Ouverture 2008, Muncipal reappreciation projects, Ghent (BE)


Jan Hoet Square and Robert Hozee Park, Belgian National Day of Cultural Heritage, Citadelpark Gent, British Vision, re-opening of the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, Ghent (BE)


Jan Hoet Square, Agents for Human Interaction, Royal Academy of Arts, London (GB)

Wim Goes Architectuur, curator: Marc Dubois, Witte Zaal, Ghent (BE)


Retrospectiva Juliaan Lampens e 10 jovens arquitetos Belgas, 1a Mostra International Rio Arquitetura – internationale Architectuurtentoonstelling, Rio de Janeiro (BR)


Price of Architecture of the Province of East-Flanders 2002, Provinciehuis, Ghent (BE)


On own work, Cycle de conférence: La culture architecturale en Flandre, UC Louvain, LOCI Tournai (BE)


Anything ever, Sveriges Arkitekter, Stockholm association of Architects, Stockholm (SE)

The moment before the moment and Reverse Perspective, AUDITORIUM: The matter of Architecture, Stad en Architectuur, Leuven (BE)

Case study: Reverse perspective, Yohji Yamamoto store Antwerp and Refuge II, KULeuven, Ghent (BE)


The moment before the moment, for Archipel, Ghent (BE)

Goes W., Mühleis V., LUCA Showcase and Research, OPEC, Leuven (BE)

Case study: Reverse perspective and Yohji Yamamoto store Antwerp, KULeuven, Ghent (BE)

Symposium-dag Wonen op Drift, Psychoanalyse en Architectuur, Archipel, Ghent (BE)


Diversity + Community, Conference by Glenn Murcutt, Melbourne (AU)

Reverse Perspective and methodology, Architecture School of the Victoria University, Wellington (NZ)

Reverse Perspective and its Application, City Gallery, Wellington (NZ)

Reverse Perspective in Practice, Warren Trust, Christchurch (NZ)

Reverse Perspective, School for Architecture en City Planning, University of Auckland, Auckland (NZ)

The Future of Architecture + an introduction of Reverse Perspective, University of Hasselt, Hasselt (BE)

An Introduction to Wim Goes Architectuur/Reverse Perspective, Technical University Graz (AT)

Three Projects, Introduction to Reverse Perspective, RWTH Aachen (DE)

Reverse Perspective and its Application, EPFL Lausanne (CH)

Introduction to Reverse Perspective,  NTNU Trondheim (NO)

Reverse Perspective in the Yohji Yamamoto flagshipstore Antwerp, KU Leuven, Ghent (BE)

Ecoweek 2017, Keynote speaker, Tilburg (NL)


Other Contexts, Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst, Antwerp (BE)

Refuge II, University Hasselt, Hasselt (BE)

Wim Goes Architectuur: Recent Work, The Loft Forum, Pune (IND)

The Roles of the Architect. TU Delft & Berlage Centrum, Delft (NL)

Smalltalk 33 The building process, Atelier Bouwmeester, Brussels (BE)

MAATWERK MASSARBEIT. Custom Made Architecture from Flanders and the Netherlands, Frankfurt (DE)


Architecture and Power, The Public School for Architecture Brussels, Brussels (BE)

Three Projects, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Mendrisio (CH)

Question the Question, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town (ZA)

Faking Fiction – Unbuilt Realities, University of Antwerp, Antwerp (BE)

The Royal Belgian Sailing Club Alberta, University of Ghent, Zeebrugge (BE)


The Royal Belgian Sailing Club Alberta, Rotary Club, Zeebrugge (BE)


Office building Compagnie, Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst, Rotterdam (NL)


The Moment Before the Moment, Actual thinking and living, Koksijde (BE)

Wim Goes Architectuur, Pecha Kucha lecture night, Ghent (BE)

Heritage Day. Jan Hoetsquare and Robert Hozee Park, Ghent, Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (BE)

Jan Hoetsquare and Robert Hozee Park and Office building Compagnie at the La Cambre-institute, Brussels (BE)


Symposium about the necessity of architecture, Sint-Lucas Ghent (BE)

Crisis in Architecture, Symposium of young Belgian and Spanish architects, Casa de Asturias, Brussels (BE)


Symposium ‘The City and the World’, Florence (IT)


Wim Goes Architectuur, Institute for Architecture Sciences, Henry van de Velde Institute, Antwerp (BE)

From Line to Stone, Symposium about groundbreaking encounters, KU Leuven (BE)


Office building Compagnie for the University of Karlsruhe, Ghent (BE)


Wim Goes Architectuur, Office Presentation, Shanghai University, Shanghai (CN)

Wim Goes Architectuur, Office Presentation, National Chongqing University, Chongqing (CN)


Office building Compagnie for the Association of German Architects, Ghent (BE)