Study for the future S.M.A.K. museum in the park

A long-term vision for the S.M.A.K., the ICC and the Kuipke.

  • Client: Stad Gent
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Category: Client consultancy
  • Program: Spatial future scenarios for the S.M.A.K- Kuipke and Floraliënhal
  • Status: Feasibility study
  • Building area: 29.558 m²
Citadel highview

The City of Ghent wants to re envision Citadel Park in the coming years, together with the central cluster of buildings that will be tackled in phases.

The Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art is struggling with a severe shortage of exhibition space. Its extensive and valuable collection of contemporary art is in high demand for exhibitions at home and abroad but cannot be shown in its own city to the public. This is one of the main reasons for investigating the future incorporation and expansion of the museum in the park.

After examining the museum's current activities and use of space we set the future questions and ambitions clearly. Several scenarios aim to explore all possibilities for positioning a new museum in the park.

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In order to achieve a coherent vision of the cluster of buildings of the ICC, the S.M.A.K., the Kuipke and the Floraliënhal, we did parallel studies to provide a long-term vision to efficiently unite the set of already present and additional functions efficiently. The study allows the city of Ghent to make targeted choices and agreements so that at a later stage - when working out a concrete design for (parts of) the building cluster - there is already consensus on a number of main lines and principles.

20181205 KUIPKE 6daagse FINAL nota
Maaike Cauwels, Emiel Volckaert, Nigel Jooren

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