The “Magritte” presents itself as the new iconic all-seasons centre in the beach resort. The outer ring of the building consists of hotel rooms and apartments. The inner space is stacked with lobbies, foyers, restaurants, an auditorium, a casino and a thalassic. A panoramic cupola crowns the top of the building and covers the reconstructed Magritte room. The base of the building is conceived as an undulating dune of stairs and terraces that ends in two boardwalks on the beach, creating a continuous public space for events at the North Sea Boulevard.
Program: 90.000 m2
Client: City of Knokke-Heist
Status: Int. competition 2005, 2nd place