Industrial heritage

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about industrial heritage

NewsNews • 24 Sep 2021

MKM Museum extension by Herzog & de Meuron blends with existing Küppersmühle grain mill

The MKM Museum extension has a long history in the making. The grain mill, originally from 1860 with the current buildings dating back to 1908, turned into a museum in 1999. The museum houses the Ströher Collection, which is one of most extensive private collections of German post-war art to date. Simon Menges Herzog & de Meuron were involved from the start and designed an extension that was supposed to be erected on top of the silo towers in 2008. Faulty work by the steel-working company and subsequent bankruptcy resulted in the project being abandoned. Simon Menges In 2013 with the Ströher family as new clients, Herzog & de Meuron set aside the original idea of an illuminated cube balanced on the silo towers... More

NewsNews • 5 May 2021

For the 500 new houses of Strijp R Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten was inspired by the location’s industrial history

Strijp R is located in Eindhoven’s former Phillips factory site that is slowly being transformed into an industrial style city neighborhood. The spatial qualities of the industrial heritages were translated by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten into housing with clear volumes, plentiful natural daylight and spacious interiors. Michel Kievits The 500 new houses refer back to the old factories with architectural details like cornices, masonry, concrete elements and tile surfaces. Masonry walls demarcate the line between public and private. Michel Kievits The Canne special antique bricks were baked in a traditional ring furnace by Vogelensangh brick factory in Deest. The variety in brick bonds and patterns soften the architecture.... More

Project • By lamatildeFactories

EDIT – A taste for sharing

An acronym for “Eat Drink Innovate Together”, EDIT is an original concept lamatilde has brought to the food and beverage field, in collaboration with business accelerator The Doers. It is a unique example, on international level, of contamination between American culinary incubators, Italian cuisine’s love for innovation and craft breweries’ experimental potential.Within its 2,400 square meters (almost 26,000 square feet), EDIT includes a bakery, a pub, a brewery, a cocktail bar, a restaurant and a kitchen area: a mix that contributes to a dynamic and flexible space, able to cater to both professionals – who can rent the equipment they need – and end clients, with a complete “menu” of options... More

Project • By MUA - Multiverse ArchitectureHotels

Fabrika Tbilisi

The SiteFabrika is located in a historic neighborhood which has been a central but less popular part of the city. Before the revitalization of the place, the building of the sewing factory that was operating during the soviet time was abandoned for the decades with no use to the neighborhood and society. The district was also unpopular as the destination for travelers or locals. The starting point was to analyze the urban context where the project could bring multiple benefits for the area: increase its publicity and influence the economic and social life of the neighborhood. Creation of a new hotspot and thus, improving the attractiveness of the area was one of the main objectives.Fabrika has become unique experience for Tbilisi in the con... More