De Mijlpaal

De Mijlpaal

Architect
Lens°ass architects
Category
Art Galleries

De Mijlpaal

Lens°ass architects as Architects

Unity through variety ‘De Mijlpaal’ in Heusden-Zolder, a prominent art gallery in Limburg, is situated in the buildings of a former textile company. Gallery owner Lut Maris had the old spaces remodelled into full-fledged exhibition spaces. The renovation project was aimed at bringing the various existing buildings together, creating unity. The result is an architectural course that runs through the gallery; its central point of attraction, an old electrical pole, cannot help but attract one’s attention: a precisely situated light shaft combined with cut-outs in both the facade and the floor frame the pole. This Mijlpaal (milestone) becomes an orientation point for the visitors, like a church tower in a landscape. The interior was kept particularly sober. Wooden closets and tables blend seamlessly with the architecture that combines snow white walls, wooden ceilings, and large glass surfaces. The lines, and even the grain in the parquet, are echoed in the furniture.


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Ford Models Office
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New York, NY, USA - Build completed in 2011
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