Is this waste?
The historic site of Groeninge Abbey – an old Cistercian abbey from the late 16th century – is being reworked in its unique form language into a timeless, compact and sustainable architectural gem that focuses on heritage.
A new park pavilion, which looks monumental and elegant at the same time, will connect one-to-one with the existing 16th and 19th-century buildings that together form ABBY. Underground, two state-of-the-art exhibition halls will be provided that will expand the site with around 600 m² of extra exhibition space.
Abby Kortrijk is a playful, accessible and polyphonic museum for visual arts that invites you to look differently: at art and heritage, at identity in all its complexity and stratification, at the city, at museums, at people and how they relate to each other.
And now it also invites you to look differently at waste.