Cinematek Film Museum, Brussels, Belgium

Two new projection halls for the internationally acclaimed Royal Belgian Film Archives have been installed into the excavated volume under Victor Horta’s Centre for Fine Arts. This intervention has made it possible for the ‘Salles des Arts Décoratifs’ to be restored, as defined in the master plan for the restoration of the building. Cinematek’s prominent collection of historical film apparatus is displayed in a Wunderkammer, a free standing volume positioned in the entrance level. The zone in front of the Wunderkammer is designed to serve as a digital library where visitors can consult the broad collection of the archives. In the underground level, in direct relation to the projection halls new digital image production rooms with the advanced technical equipment were created. 
Client
Royal Belgian Film Archive
Architects
Robbrecht en Daem architecten
Program
Interior architecture of the projection rooms and the film museum
Location
Brussels, Belgium
Date
2003–2009
Status
Completed
Floor Surface
1.100 m2
Team
Paul Robbrecht, Hilde Daem, Myriam Rohde, Aslı Çiçek, Petra Decouttere, Pieter Vanderhoydonck, Kris Van Buynder
Restoration
Barbara Van der Wee Architects
Structural Engineering
Ney and Partners
Services Engineering
Ingenium
Acoustics
Mathys
Contractor
Building nv, Denys
Scenography
Voet Theuns architecten