De Ververij art academy and cultural centre, Ronse

Cultuurcentrum en kunstacademie De Ververij, Ronse, evr-Architecten, (c) Stijn Bollaert
Cultuurcentrum en kunstacademie De Ververij, Ronse, evr-Architecten, (c) Stijn Bollaert
Cultuurcentrum en kunstacademie De Ververij, Ronse, evr-Architecten, (c) Stijn Bollaert
Cultuurcentrum en kunstacademie De Ververij, Ronse, evr-Architecten, (c) Stijn Bollaert

The flexibility with which looking back and looking forward merge into one another, and the almost parallel application of several different strategies in dealing with history, is also a feature of the ‘De Ververij’ art academy and cultural centre in Ronse. Created by evr-Architects out of the industrial ruin of a textile factory from 1911, the original structure of the factory, with pillars positioned on a strict grid layout, has been retained as much as possible. The architectural idiom employed is so tender towards the existing building that a casual visitor would think that the factory had emerged unscathed from its decades-long period of dereliction.

But evr really did make changes. In the centre of the building, they created a patio to allow daylight into the surrounding rooms and to create an outdoor podium.

This text is based on an article by Sofie De Caigny, published in Flanders Architectural Review N°12: Tailored Architecture.

Architectenbureau: 

evr-architecten

Ontwerpers: 

evr-architecten
Denis Dujardin Landschapsarchitect

Opdrachtgever: 

Stad Ronse

Taal: 

Nederlands

Straat: 

Wolvestraat

Nummer: 

37

Gemeente: 

RONSE

Land: 

België

Datum oplevering: 

2015

Oppervlakte: 

6 563 m²

Volume: 

33 420 m³

Totale bouwkost: 

8 650 000 €, excl. BTW

Totale bouwkost per m2: 

1 317 €, excl. BTW

Studiebureaus: 

Stabiliteit, Fraeye & Partners, Gent
Technieken, Istema, Gent
Akoestiek, Daidalos-Peutz, Leuven
Theatertechnieken, TTAS, Gent

Hoofdaannemers: 

Ruwbouw, Binnen- en Buitenafwerking, Vandenbussche nv, Aalter
HVAC, sanitair; Van Braeckel; Sint-Martens-Latem
Elektriciteit, Vander Putten, Geraardsbergen
Liften, Coopman Orona, Waregem
Buitenaanleg, Wannijn nv

Corporate partners

Retail Estates

Cultural partners