In the "TextilWerk Bocholt" a dialogue between the present use and the retained historical features is developed on all five floors of the building complex with its 6000 square metres of floor space. The former spinning mill has been reinvented for use as an cultural centre with a warehouse for shows, special exhibition areas, event spaces and catering.
"Reanimate and reinvent" were the maxims. The concept thus underlined the original functional interrelationships of the factory by means of careful architectural surgery. The language of form and colour are derived from the old building structure. The new installations are optically offset and add a time layer of equal value to the old still existing features, which can be experienced as historical markers with all the traces of their former use.
Construction supervision: Eling Architekten, Wesel
Structural planning: Ingenieurbüro Pross, Bocholt
Electrical planning: Ingenieurbüro Kipp & Knuhr, Borken
Building services: K&L Energietechnik, Hamminkeln
Light concept: LDE Belzner Holmes, Stuttgart
Screening in the foyer: Thauma Motion Design Studio, Stuttgart
mac tanó (photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9), Holtappels/LWL-Industriemuseum (photos 6, 7)