Quartier des Modes

Public buildings

​An old hangar is turned into a communal building for young fashion designers.


1st prize


completed - 2007


Rue de l'Esperance, Roubaix, France


1.800 m²


Lille Metropole Communaute Urbaine


Evert Crols, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten, Geert Verbruggen

In collaboration with

Caban architecture

Next to the eight studios, there is a shop, a café and a few private areas. The central space functions as a covered market square that can host several activities: catwalks, expositions, performances, ...

The carrying structure has been left intact. The warehouse is subdivided by concrete stone walls that do not touch the roof structure. This creates an enormous spaciousness. The red lighting connects the hangar to two smaller areas situated at the Avenue Jean Lebas.

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