Quartier Des Modes

Public buildings

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

Competition

1st prize

Status

completed - 2007

Location

Rue de l'Esperance, Roubaix, France

Surface

1.800 m²

Client

Lille Metropole Communaute Urbaine

Team

Evert Crols, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten, Geert Verbruggen

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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