Events Hall Kortrijk


City of Kortrijk


Nelson Mandelaplein 18, Kortrijk (BE)

  • study
  • in progress
  • built

A party hall is all about fun and freedom. It is a social landscape filled with intimate moments and exciting energy. Therefore, a party is treated as an event, an intense experience of stimulating music, rhythmic lighting, misty smoke and dark boundaries. Mixed with the ecstasy of self-release, a party vibrates with the energy of the people.
For youngsters, parties are a form of self-expression, an imitation of who they are and what they represent. This personal search and development justifies the communal aspect of a party hall. It represents a meeting point within the city – a shell, separating outside from inside, where you are sheltered to be with your community. As you enter, you acknowledge your presence in relation to place. As you are inside, you are allowed to explore, move, consume, and socialize in your own space, in your own terms.
The objective of this project is to create a venue for expression, ecstasy and excitement, but also, to create a responsible building which regulates itself with minimal intervention; visible and present. Architecture itself is not the experience, it is the catalyst for the experience – it mediates between discharge and expression, control and authority – a complex balance to achieve.