Museum for Folklore

Architecture: V+, Projectiles (scenographie), Taktyk (landscape architecture), Simon Boudvin (art work)
Client: Communauté Française and the city of Mouscron
Advisors: Daidalos (acoustics), Greisch (stability and special techniques) 
Location: Mouscron 
Surface: 1.200 m² 
Timing: 2010 - 2017  
Budget: 3.000.000 €
Status: realized

Project Support I Collaboration

Renovation and expansion of the Museum of Folklore and its park. The museum should be a new island in the imagination of the people of Mouscron, just as the Market Square and the city park, and an unmissable stage in the tourist route of the city.

Horizontal museum
The museum is an extension of the building where the museum offices are currently located. The relation to the existing building is also reflected in the volume. The depth and height of the museum are proportionally directly related to the existing building, but also, by extension, to the industrial heritage as such of Mouscron.

The horizontal orientation of the museum allowed the architects to situate all public areas on the ground floor, so that they both visually and physically communicate with the surrounding park.

The museum won the Prix de la Reconstruction sur la Ville of the Grand Prix d’Architecture de Wallonie 2019.

Bureau Bouwtechniek is responsible for the complete construction-technical support of architect firm V+ from the tendering phase. BB is responsible for technical assistance during the design process, the layout of the implementation plans, the blueprint of constructional specifications and estimates. BB leads the monitoring of the implementation.

Team BB: ir. arch. Julie Janssens, arch. ass. Katie Van der Borgt, arch. Johan Cordonnier, arch. Francesca Crosby, ing. Martijn Vyncke

The museum in the press