Design Museum Ghent Extension by Carmody Groarke, TRANS Architectuur and RE-ST

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Design Museum Gent.
Construction begins in 2021. If everything runs smoothly, the project could be realised by the end of 2023.

Carmody Groarke

Carmody Groarke is a London-based architectural practice founded in 2006 by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke. The practice has developed a reputation for working internationally on a wide range of arts, cultural, heritage and residential projects.

Carmody Groarke have designed critically acclaimed buildings including Windermere Jetty Museum, the V&A Members’ Room and Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre Clatterbridge. The studio has designed projects for clients including artist Antony Gormley, British Land and the Royal Academy of Arts.

Current projects include a Temporary Museum for Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House, housing in Milan and a new international arts venue at Park Hill, Sheffield.

The practice has earned international recognition, winning several architectural competitions and awards for completed projects. Two monographs of the practice’ work have been published by the world renowned El Croquis and 2G.

Bram Aerts y Carolien Pasmans. TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw

TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw is a Ghent (B) based practice established in 2011. In a short period of time, the office has built up a strong reputation at the forfront of a much acclaimed generation of Flemish design practices.

Major competition wins include the Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema & Sound in Brussels, the Cultural Center Ensemble in Ghent, the mixed use Dockside tower in Brussels and the Leietheater near Ghent that recently opened to the public. Together with Carmody Groarke the office was selected as the winner of the international design competition for the Design Museum Ghent.

TRANS is a group of talented and highly motivated architects and urban planners. The partners, Bram Aerts and Carolien Pasmans, are always closely involved in every project.

Bram and Carolien are committed educators at the Catholic University of Leuven, the University of Antwerp and at the Rotterdamse Academie voor Bouwkunst. They both lecture internationally on architecture and urbanism.

TRANS was shortlisted for the EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2019, laureat for the Architecture Prize Flemish Brabant 2015 and 2017, the Belgian Buildings Awards 2019, the Real Estate Awards 2019, BigMat awards 2019. In 2019 TRANS was also selected as a finalist for the Jo Crepain Awards for most innovative practice in Flanders.

The work of TRANS is published internationally. In 2018, a first monograph on the work of the practice was published by the renowned publishers nai I 010. In 2020, Borgerhoff & Lamberigts and MER Paper Kunsthalle have published ‘As a Theatre’, a book about the Leietheater in Deinze, Belgium, designed by TRANS and V+.



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