VVDA&WCA l 比利时老建筑改造August酒店
这座比利时城市的前军事医院坐落在安特卫普的步行街区，这是一座新古典主义的历史遗迹，如今已是August酒店的所在地。当地的Vincent Van Duysen建筑师事务所（VVDA）将这栋受保护的建筑及其花园改造成一个宁静的接待场所，并进行了精心的修复（与Wouter Callebaut Architecten事务所合作），并加入了当代的元素。
Nestled within Antwerp’s pedestrian-only Green Quarter is the Belgian city’s former military hospital, a neoclassical monument that’s now home to the August hotel. In transforming the listed building and its gardens into a serene hospitality spot, local practice Vincent Van Duysen Architects (VVDA) balanced a careful restoration (in collaboration with Wouter Callebaut Architecten) with an injection of contemporary gestures.
VVDA designed not only the building but the furniture, too. Nearly every piece is unique to the project, manufactured by Molteni&C. The furnishings – including, chairs, tables, armchairs and sofas – were especially developed to provide contrast in the existing space and bring contemporary life to the project. The furniture is in synergy with the architecture surrounding it. Furthermore, the pieces cover the hotel’s every need, from offering guests a warm welcome in the entrance and gathering people in the chapel to establishing cosy dining areas and creating nooks in the bedrooms.
Our strategy was first and foremost to respect the historical DNA of the site and its surroundings and to align with the general principles governing the redevelopment of listed buildings. This was achieved through the restoration of its neoclassical splendour and through the addition of modern architectural elements, suitably upgrading the premises to its new function as a modern hotel. Black components have been introduced selectively to distinguish the contemporary from the classic.