ID: 329
Adress: Boulevard Dolez,
BE - 7000 Mons
Date: 2011 - 2015
Client: City of Mons
Author(s): aaphpdw
Partners: BE Greisch / BE Pierre Berger / Winston Spriet - Martial Prévert / Christian Barani / José Gotovitch - Emmanuel Debruyne
Surface area: 2800 m²
Copyrights: François Brix

Transformation, renovation, expansion, and museography for a military history interpretive centre focussing primarily on the two world wars. Permanent and temporary exhibits, forum, restaurant, etc.
Designated Heritage Site

The urban planning solution is based on the observarience a major turning point in its development with the still make an impact on the mode of organisation in the city. The Water Column Machine is a major indicator, a symbol of an industrial society concerned with improving quality of life. The heritage value of the building exceeds its aesthetic and technical quality. The opacity of the extensions, designed to promote introspection on the content, contrasts with the light space of the main within a spatial and sensory perspective that allows visitors to devote themselves solely to what they are facing.