The Barcelona practice of Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga – in collaboration with Tab Architects and Barbara Van Der Wee Architects – has won the competition to renovate the Jewish Museum of Belgium, carrying the day over the other three teams shortlisted: aa-ar – Atelier d’Architecture Alain Richard; GNIBE Archipelago – Baev – Mangado y asociados; and AM atelier Pierre Hebbelinck – Arcadis Belgium. The jury praised the winning entry as “discrete yet present and integrated into the urban fabric.” While reinforcing the cultural institution’s relationship with the Belgian capital, the scheme tries to concoct a recognizable identity through a simple and clear-cut layout of the program. At street level, wide windows invite passers-by to enter. On the ground floor are the bookstore and the café, arranged around a central courtyard. Temporary shows will be underground, and the permanent exhibition will take up four stories. The top floor features a multipurpose space for 250 people that gives onto an exterior loggia. The existing facade is maintained and crowned with a new belvedere...
Jewish Museum of Belgium, Brussels (Belgium)
Beliris, The French Community (named Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles), Jewish Museum of Belgium
Barozzi Veiga + Tab Architects
Arquitecto de restauración Restoration Architect
Barbara Van Der Wee Architects
Ingeniero de estructuras/ Consultor de fachada Structural engineers/ Facade consultant
Ney & Partners BXL n.v.
Ingeniero de servicios Service Engineers
Studiebureau R Boydens nv
Consultor en biofísica y acústica Biophysics and acoustic consultant
Daidalos Peutz bouwfysisch ingenieursbureau bvba