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MAD

(Mode & Design Brussels)

Project for a design and fashion Centre in Brussels conceived in a joint team with the architecture office Vplus. The assignment is the outcome of an architectural contest, held by the city of Brussels, for the transformation of an existing office and warehouse complex in the Dansaert neighborhood in the centre of Brussels. The aim of MAD Brussels is to regroup the offices and workshops of entities active in fostering the work of Brussels-based design and fashion talent.

The project proposed by V+ and Rotor is radically conservative. Instead of demolition, as was suggested by the brief, it proposes to preserve the building volumes and make use as much as can be of what is already there.The project displays a high level of tolerance towards the existent and combines this with a high standards for anything new to be added. The end-result is a building far richer in typologies than could be realized with a design from scratch.

Press release in French and Dutch

In collaboration with Vplus


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