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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Auditorium of AZ Groeninge in Kortrijk, Belgium by Dehullu Architects

 
October 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Dehullu Architects

The auditorium is part of a meeting centre that is situated on the site of the general hospital of AZ Groeninge in Kortrijk, Belgium. The hospital itself and all of the infrastructure is designed on a strict cartesian grid. Compared to the hospital the auditorium is only a tiny building, it is located in a corner of the site. It was the intension of the architects to design a building with its own identity, a building on which the cartesian grid was not imposed. It is a hide-out for the staff of the hospital, a place to be away from professional obligations, well integrated in the green surroundings. The building is distinct, has a gracious and optimistic elegance.

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  • Architects: Dehullu Architects
  • Project: Auditorium of AZ Groeninge
  • Location: Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Client: AZ Groeninge VZW, Pres. Kennedylaan 4 , 8500 Kortrijk
  • Acoustic study: Avitech Acoustics BVBA, Zwinstraat 17 , 8340 Damme
  • Study stability: Lieven Vangeluwe , ir ., Bilkenstraat 13 , 8540 Deerlijk
  • Study technical facilities: Studiebureau Freddy Clauwaert BVBA, Saint Catherine Polderstraat 24 , 8400 Oostende
  • Main contractor Closed Structural work : AO Chris Vuylsteke, Pittemstraat 56, 8760 Meulebeke
  • General contractor Interior: Novo IB, Industrial Park 15, 9820 Merelbek
  • Area: 2300 m²
  • Implementation: 2012-2013

Image Courtesy © Dehullu Architects

Image Courtesy © Dehullu Architects

The new building is an extension to an old ‘villa’ that was transformed into a meeting centre with 6 meeting rooms. The new extension holds catering facilities and is equipped with high-end projection technology in the main auditorium. Also, due its location, it creates a double new entrance to the complex on two different levels. The slope of the main auditorium bridges these two different levels.

Image Courtesy © Dehullu Architects

Image Courtesy © Dehullu Architects

Image Courtesy © Dehullu Architects

Image Courtesy © Dehullu Architects

In the use of materials it is striking that the bricks in the facade are placed vertically. Because of the shape of the walls, it was the most logic way to place them. The use of the golden doors in the interior is a reference to the old Villa. The hall with the main staircase is lit by ‘light Blubs’, an artwork of the Dutch designer Pieke Bergmans.

The meeting centre can be used by approximitely 300 visitors. In the main auditorium 230 people can be seated.

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