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Warande Cultural Centre

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Macken & Macken
location Turnhout
function culture, theatre
contributed by Lars_Kwakkenbos

The Warande Cultural Centre in Turnhout has doubled in size. The old Warande building is still there, but it now has a multi-purpose theatre space at its disposal. The old complex, which opened in 1972, bears the signature of Paul Schellekens and is a potent example of Brutalism: a massive brick building with receding and projecting volumes, brown-tinted glass and concrete window surrounds. In contrast, the new Warande building is a compact vertical glass volume. The competition brief stipulated that the new theatre should be omni-directional and that the technical space should extend over the entire space. That demand resulted in a thirteen-metre-high hall that simultaneously functions as fly tower. Macken & Macken regard the façades of their buildings as a logical extension of the interior. So too the curtain wall of the new Warande; the partly painted glass modulates light and provides acoustic insulation while the red indicates the fire doors.

nisus says:
Gent, Belgium 11-Sep-09
Naomi says:
thanks jj for noticing, we've changed the pinpoint on the map to the correct location.
Amsterdam, Netherlands 25-Jun-08
jj says:
wrong location on maps/earth
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Warande Cultural Centre
Warandestraat 42
Project is public!
Completion 2005
ArchitectMacken & Macken
Client Province of Antwerp
Project ID 1244
Latitude/Longitude 51°19'27N 04°56'33E
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