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Ruben Van Den Bossche

MA work

the Arlington Square.

The Arlington Square is a proposed cultural hub located at the entrance of Margate, a seaside town in England. Its close proximity to central London and Europe are ideal, making this the perfect site to create a cultural destination location. The Arlington Square will appeal not only to residents but will attract domestic and international visitors alike. 

Arlington Square begins at the boardwalk by the North Sea and ends at its rural maritime landscape. It serves as a connection between the sea, Margate and its residents by allowing it to become a performance, art and relaxation space for locals and visitors. The communal feel of this location will always open and welcome visitors from all around.

The site contains a public park, private event space and a performance stage which allow for a series of organised and spontaneous events and performances to take place.

The Arlington Square, is bringing locals and vistors together through cultural events. This creates a 'home' within Margate, a revitalized space accessible for generations to come. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Interior Design, 2016

  • I have a profound interest in fashion, design and architecture, more specified how stories and design concepts can be translated into spatial installation. Therefore I am pursuing a career in the fashion show production industry, as I have in the past. Branching out to set and interior design. 

  • Degrees

  • Fine Art Drawing, Sint-Lucas Academy (LUCA); Foundation Degree and Bachelor of Design, Design Academy Eindhoven; Interior Design Summer course, Nuova Academia di Belli Arti Milano (NABA)
  • Experience

  • Collection coordinator and show production assistant, Dizon Inc, NYC; Digital media coordinator, Dizon Inc., NYC; Communication design inter, Devorado, NYC; Show production intern, Dizon Inc, NYC; Designer, rubenvdb (own company)
  • Publications

  • https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2016/jan/21/wearable-dwelling-coat-tent-sleeping-bag-refugees-royal-college-art-london; http://www.reuters.com/article/us-design-wearables-syria-refugee-idUSKCN0VI18O