‘Counterpart to the machine factory’
The new Kunstwerf is a true maker’s place, designed as a counterpart to the machine factory,
it is a robust building with a rationalized structure and clear organization.
The design enters into a dialogue with the surrounding buildings. Not only does the new building follow the logic of plinth and roof,
the façade has also been designed with the same attitude and fascination for making as the surrounding industrial heritage.
The new Kunstwerf houses four companies under one sculptural roof.
It is a compact building and thus makes room for a square at the center of the site.
The central square connects old and new and is a place full of expectations and possibilities
Competition entrance by Antwerp based architecture office Van Besien Van Noten.
3th place in european tender.
Groningen, The Netherlands