• Museum of fine arts Tournai

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    • Museum of fine arts Tournai

      The competition was organized in order to extend and renovate the existing Museum of Fine Arts in Tournai and to propose a masterplan integrating the museum more in its surroundings.

      The existing museum, built by the celebrated Belgian Art Nouveau Architect Victor Horta in 1928, is no longer suited to the onerous contemporary demands for the conservation and display of art. In order to meet these environmental standards much of the architectural quality of the building would be lost. Covering the glass roof, insulating the facades and introducing compartments in the plan would definitely ruin the panoptic idea of the museum.

      XDGA decided instead to integrate the existing building into the public space of the city as a covered space, where different public activities and the museum can interact.

      The new extension inhabits the free spaces around the existing building and integrates parts of it into the exhibition route. These new spaces meet the precise environmental and performance standards required and establish a new dialogue with the character of Horta’s building. A higher building raising from the new extension creates a new definition of the museum in its context.

      The competition was organized in order to extend and renovate the existing Museum of Fine Arts in Tournai and to propose a masterplan integrating the museum more in its surroundings. The existing museum, built by the …

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    • 2015200 Museum of fine arts Tournai

      Competition / 1st prize, ongoing

      CityTournai

      Programmuseum

      Year2015

      ProcedureCompetition / 1st prize

      Statusongoing

      ClientCity of Tournai

      Total floor area7.800m²

      ArchitectsXDGA lead architect Barbara Van Der Wee Architects Restauration

      LandscapeXDGA

      Structural engineerNey & Partners

      Mechanical engineerIngenium NV

      ModelXDGA

      ConsultantScenography Kascen