Mons Memorial Museum / Atelier d'Architecture Pierre Hebbelinck

Mons Memorial Museum / Atelier d'Architecture Pierre Hebbelinck

  • © François Brix / Mons Memorial Museum / Atelier d'Architecture Pierre Hebbelinck
  • © François Brix / Mons Memorial Museum / Atelier d'Architecture Pierre Hebbelinck
  • © François Brix / Mons Memorial Museum / Atelier d'Architecture Pierre Hebbelinck

Description

Transformation, renovation, expansion, and museography for a military history interpretive centre focussing primarily on the two world wars. Permanent and temporary exhibits, forum, restaurant, etc.

The urban planning solution is based on the observarience a major turning point in its development with the still make an impact on the mode of organisation in the city. The Water Column Machine is a major indicator, a symbol of an industrial society concerned with improving quality of life. The heritage value of the building exceeds its aesthetic and technical quality.

The opacity of the extensions, designed to promote introspection on the content, contrasts with the light space of the main within a spatial and sensory perspective that allows visitors to devote themselves solely to what they are facing.

Drawings

Extra Info

Adress: Boulevard Dolez, BE - 7000 Mons
Date: 2011 - 2015
Client: City of Mons
Surface area: 2800 m²
Author(s): aaphpdw

Awards:

EU Prize Mies Van Der Rohe
Steel Building Award
Belgian Award for Architecture