This former modernist brewery was transformed into a centre for contemporary art. During the restoration of the listed monument, the facade was first thoroughly renovated. The large interior spaces were structurally reinforced. Some brewers' boilers were preserved as a reference to the past. A new roof terrace offers a beautiful panorama of the capital.
- Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
- Art & Build
- 5800 m²
A cafeteria on the ground floor is decorated with 3 original brew kettles, a link to the past.
The former Wielemans-Ceuppens brewery, a protected monument site, has been given a new identity. Thus, a portion of the site is occupied by the Van Volxem office project. The brewery itself, a modernist building from 1930, was transformed into the Wiels Centre for Contemporary Art. VK carried out the structural engineering of this restoration project.
The restoration took place in 2 phases. First the exterior was tackled with a thorough renovation of the façade. Subsequently, the inside was dealt with and the spaces adapted to their new purpose. The building has 3 levels with exhibition space, artists' studios and offices. A cafeteria on the ground floor is decorated with 3 original brew kettles, a link to the past. A rooftop terrace offers a beautiful view of the site and Brussels.
The transformation of the former industrial site is part of a government program that should revitalise the surrounding district. Wiels wishes to place Brussels on the map as a centre for contemporary art. It has already gained a place on the national art scene, with exhibits including Luc Tuymans, world renowned Belgian artist.
- Art & Build
- Marc Detiffe
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