Groeninge Abbey Art and Exhibition Space

Groeninge Abbey Art and Exhibition Space

Groeninge Abbey Art and Exhibition Space, Kortrijk, Belgium2020

Situated in the city of Kortrijk, the project transforms and extends the historically valuable ensemble into a new Art and Exhibition Space for temporary exhibitions and public activities.
The new building comes as a clearly recognizable element in dialogue with the existing architecture. A new park pavilion that, with his monumental and elegant appearance, functions as a magnet for residents and visitors.
The project aims to formulate a strong answer to reach a clear organization of the program and a recognizable and open identity. For this reason, the building ensemble hosts a series of public programs besides the two underground state-of-the-art exhibition rooms that provide around 600 m2 of extra exhibition space.
With few precise gestures the project points to transform the Groeninge Abbey into an attractive Art and Exhibition Space in the heart of Kortrijk, a dynamic place for openness, dialogue, and connection.