Rubens Site  Antwerp, Belgium, 2017

Program
development of a concept for the visitor’s
reception and experience and the overall
operations of the Rubens Site, with the
elaboration of a new reception concept

Client
City of Antwerp

Location
Antwerp

Date
2017–...

Status
competition 1st prize, in progress

Floor Surface
1,500 m2

Collaborators
Paul Robbrecht, Hilde Daem, Johannes
Robbrecht, Mieke Van der Linden – Tine
Cooreman, Matthias Decleer, Frédéric
Timmermans, Jonas Vanbelle

Artist’s Intervention
Bjorn Schmelzer

Structural Engineering
Bureau d’Etudes Greisch

Services Engineering
Henk Pijpaert Engineering

Restoration
Callebaut architecten

Acoustics
Daidalos Peutz

As was the case in the Renaissance and the baroque, the architects see the conversion of the site as a comprehensive project in which not only the architecture, but all art forms – from music to painting and video art – and different temporal dimensions – from the past to the present – play a part.