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Royal Museum for Central Africa

At the client's request, we closely monitor the process, respecting the intended result, budget and timing.
  • Architect: Stéphane Beel Architecten

  • Client: Regie der Gebouwen

  • Budget: € 51.000.000

  • Timing: 2007 - 2018

  • Status: Executed

  • Advisors: Origin Architecture & Engineering (restoration), Niek Kortekaas (scenography), Michel Devisgne (landscape architecture) , Arup (stability), RCR (techniques), Daidalos Peutz (building physics and acoustics)

The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) closed its doors on 1 December 2013 for a period of three years due to renovation. When the museum reopens in mid-2016, it will have thoroughly changed its appearance.

RMCA's ambition is to become a leading international museum and research institute. Besides a reorganisation of the museum spaces, children's studios, logistics and secondary spaces, there will be new exhibition rooms, cafeteria-restaurant, reception, auditorium and meeting rooms. The existing museum building will be left as intact as possible.

The various interventions update the existing monument, without compromising its intrinsic value.

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Coordinating architect

At Stéphane Beel Architect's request, we acted as coordinating architect for the RMCA.

  • In a preparatory phase, we generated the administrative, structural, organisational, planning and financial information for the project.
  • Based on this data, we drew up a detailed process diagram with a realistic timing and clear division of tasks for each phase.
  • Specifically for this assignment, we also supervised the drafting of the schedule of requirements for the scenography.

During the design phase, we played an active and guiding role, while during the execution phase, at the request of the client, we followed the process, respecting the intended result, budget and timing.

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