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Puccini - Restoration & Renovation project
Renovation and restoration project
The Pucciniproject consists of a restoration and renovation.
The complex consists of a historic main building which makes the connection to a secondary building from the 50’s. The valuable main building was built around 1860. The existing neoclassical rooms were restored to their original historic character. The added tasteless elevator which was positioned in the central point of the building, was carefully planned to the back to bring out the prominent staircase.
The rooms have been restored to their historic characters but in the project modern heating, ventilation, lighting techniques have been used as well. By using these techniques the building becomes energy efficient.
The secondary building has been renovated, this needed a different architectural approach.
The monolithic, dark volume was opened up to bring more natural light and air in the offices.
A glass plane was brought into the building from ground floor to the upper levels. The open office platforms contain tailor-made furniture which are guiding red elements in the room.
These red “beams” also contain all data and wiring from workstation to workstation so that the work area is a seamless and continuous space.
The link between the two buildings is via one guiding axis, visually tangible by the rooflight.
This axis carries along a large central meeting room which has natural roof light. This visually enlarges the space.
Photography : Georges De Kinder
- Restauration of the historic main building
- Connection to the renovated secondary building
Renovation of the secondary building.
Rear facade and patio connecting the main building to the secondary building.