0138 Wintercircus Mahy, Ghent, BE
In 2012 Atelier Kempe Thill has won the invited international competition for the transformation of Wintercircus Mahy in Ghent. The building that served as a circus building until the early 20th century and later as garage and showroom for the enormous oldtimer collection of car dealer G. Mahy will be transformed into a new cultural centre. The new centre will house the ViAA (Flemish Institute for Archive of the audio-visual heritage), Luisterpunt – a library for people with a reading disability, i-Cubes – a centre for starting ICT firms and a new medium–size rock concert hall that will be constructed under the main atrium space.
Various technical improvements will be realized to adapt the building to new low-energy, climate and acoustical standards.
0138 Wintercircus Mahy
refurbishment of the former Wintercircus, media museum, library for people with a reading disability, office spaces, restaurant and pop concert hall
architecture office aNNo architects, Ghent
mediadesign Jangled Nerves GmbH, Stuttgart
invited competition, first prize, in planning