Brotherhood to community

Situation
            
It is one of the last buildings of the Order of the Knights Templar situated in the historic district of Ieper.It sheltered a former post office and in it’s resurrection it becomes an exclusive co-working space. Welcome to our community where you don’t even believe you are working. It will be THE most inspiring environment to work with passion and soul in a ‘holy place’…!

 
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The building

Place of history

The light : mysterious, religious, serene allowing yourself to stay focused
War: openings in walls - observation from one place to another
Religion: the cross is hidden in the architecture ..Pallet of colors/materials: - Beige (and derivatives) soft - natural stone - relaxing - warm
- White: bright - sober - neutral - timeless
- Black: contrast - luxurious
- Metal: making reference to the armor – as soon as you enter you cross an iron curtain.- Red: blood of the Christ - finds itself in unexpected places such as the washbasin

 
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The Templars

The Order of the Knights Templar
Knighthood – détail : horseshoe prints in the carpets
Religious and military organization
Dress and color codes
The Mystery of hidden treasures

 
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The Design

 

Openings in the floor and walls/interaction between spaces
Mixed spaces/intimacy
Staging of the building
History of the Knights Templar (observation - spy glass) 
Squared and organic - sophisticated - sober - elegant - light and shade - pure - timeless
Way of the pilgrimage Game of volumes/light/pattern/shadows 

 

 


Project Phase / Under construction