0231 Opera Ghent, Ghent, BE
In early 2019, Atelier Kempe Thill, in collaboration with Origin Architecture & Engineering of Brussels, was invited to participate in an open call by the Flemish bouwmeester for the transformation of the famous opera house in Ghent, Belgium, into a new multifunctional cultural center. Our team proposed to open the houses toward the city, add a new chamber music hall with a panoramic view of the city, and reorganize the logistical zone in a more contemporary way. Further, we wanted to reconstruct the early nineteenth-century interior of the main auditorium and worked on a precise strategy to reinforce the sustainability of the complex. The proposal received an honorable second prize.
0231 Opera Ghent
transformation opera house
architecture and engineering office Origin, Brussels
open competition, second prize
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