€ 200.000 Euro,- excl. btw
Wouter De Ceuster
The design for a new café pavilion in the Middelheim Park (Antwerp, Belgium) is a balancing act between monumentality and modesty. Whilst the context compels a relationship to the rich history of pavilions and follies, its function as a summer bar also calls for a certain light-footedness.
We have created the core elements of a shelter: a leaf-shaped roof supported by three concrete pillars. One of the pillars is a fireplace with a festive chimney. There are no thresholds. Set beneath the roof is a crystalline box that can be either open or closed: a place that contains all the practical necessities.
Although the materials used are somewhat spartan, the detailing is delicate.