Melkerij, Gaasbeek

Transformation of an old dairy farm into contemporary accommodation for musicians, and new 100-seat recital room. It regularly hosts participants in the International Queen Elisabeth Competition. The building, by Robbrecht en Daem Architecten, was awarded the Klippan Award in 2008.

100-seat rehearsal and concert hall.
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Musicians in residency.
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Use of contemporary contrasting materials.
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Spiral inspired room volume.
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Derelict milk processing station transformed in residency for musicians.
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Stairs leading to the roof terrace on top of the Concert Hall.
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External view, detail.
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Locatie   Gaasbeek (near Brussels), Belgium.

Bouwkosten   Not available.

Periode   Design 2000-2002, construction 2002-2004, opening February 2004.

Opdrachtgever   B.G. & Co s.c.s, Belgium.

Architect(en)   Robbrecht & Daem, Gent.

Capaciteit   Transformation of a derelict milk processing station into a residency for musicians, plus construction of a 100-seat rehearsal and concert hall. Total area 850 m².

Gebruik   Work place for musicians (notably residencies for participants of the international Queen Elisabeth Competition). Solo and chamber music concerts, private living room and party space.

Werkzaamheden   Comprehensive acoustic consulting services.

Adviseur(s)   Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.

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