0085 Parliament building, Eupen, BE
In 2008, Atelier Kempe Thill won the international competition for the new Parliament building of the German speaking community in Eupen.
The project consists of two mayor parts: the remodelling of a monumental sanatorium from 1906 into a modern and multifunctional office building and the design of an extension with representative spaces for the parliamentary meetings. The extension is positioned in front of the existing building. With its green facade and green roof it becomes a landscape object and frames the monumental character and dominant position of the sanatorium on the hilltop. The front facade of the extension is fully glazed. By that, a wide panoramic view is provided from inside the meeting room towards the surrounding landscape and the border between inside and outside vanishes. The walls and ceiling of the main meeting room are cladded with massive oak panels, which were custom designed for this project and regulate the building climate as well as the acoustics. The existing building was renovated according to modern office and low energy standards.
0085 Parliament building
refurbishment and extension of the parliament for the German-speaking community
architecture office Artau scrl, Malmedy
Parliament of the German-speaking community
nomination Prix Belge Architecture, 2015