Melkerij, Gaasbeek

An old dairy farm transformed into a contemporary concert hall and residency for musicians preparing for the International Queen Elisabeth Competition. In 2008, the building designed by Robbrecht en Daem was awarded the Klippan Award.

Melkerij100-seat rehearsal and concert hall.
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MelkerijMusicians in residency.
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MelkerijUse of contemporary contrasting materials.
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MelkerijSpiral inspired room volume.
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MelkerijFoyer.
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MelkerijDerelict milk processing station transformed in residency for musicians.
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MelkerijStairs leading to the roof terrace on top of the Concert Hall.
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MelkerijExternal view, detail.
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Information Sheet

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Location   Gaasbeek, Belgium.

Project Cost   Non-available.

Time Frame   Design: 2000-2002. Construction: 2002-2004. Opening: February 2004.

Owner   B.G. & Co s.c.s, Belgium.

Architect(s)   Robbrecht & Daem, Gent.

Seat Count   Transformation of a former milk processing station into a residency for musicians, and construction of a 100-seat rehearsal and concert hall. Total area: approximately 850 m².

Uses   Workplace for musicians (notably residencies for participants in the International Queen Elisabeth Competition). Solo and chamber music concerts. Private living room, library and party space.

Services   Comprehensive acoustic consulting services.

Team   Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.

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