The performing arts center is a complex of buildings from various time periods. The project is a combination of two new build wings and the renovation of the four other ones. The public auditoria and rehearsal studios for theatre, dance, film, concert and visual arts are all opening up at the central courtyard that becomes the focal point of the project. A public route cuts through the building, connecting the spatial network for artists, public, students and staff to the city. It is a city in a city, a house with many rooms, each with their own atmosphere.
Program: 10.000 m2
Client: STUK, Leuven
Support: Bureau Bouwtechniek
Status: design 1998, completed 2002
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