2017 / Project
Sports centre and public spaces
Commune of Evere
Manger Nielsen Architects / Nur Architects
3.220.473 €, excluding VAT
MNA / Nur
The project is located in Evere park, next to a high-quality, anonymous public building, typical of the mass-produced public architecture from the second half of the twentieth century in Brussels. The building work consists of coupling the existing building with a new, larger concrete structure containing the two sports halls and reception spaces. This will completely transform the nature, orientations and functions of the building. The new and old programmes will be rehauled and redesigned. The spaces that used to be outside will be transformed into a large sports hall. The small studios in the old building will now be mostly opened up to the new hall in a more open-plan layout. Outside, the public park space will be transformed by the building's new orientation, favouring usage on a large scale and daily comings and goings. Inside, the quality of the space will be mostly dictated by the care expended on the supporting structure and the building materials. Enigmatic facades will showcase the building's different dimensions and reveal the building as public infrastructure.