Project Map

LOCATION Belgium

ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery

OPENING YEAR 2023

BUDGET €7,500,000*

SUMMARY

The Design Museum Gent, in Belgium has announced the winner of the design competition to extend the museum. London-based practice Carmody Groarke have been selected, alongside emerging local practice TRANS architectuur | stedenbouw. The €7.5 million extension will see a new wing built on the undeveloped plot on Drabstraat. The extension is to be known as DING! (Design in Gent) and will link the existing museum buildings, thereby forming the final section of the museum. DING! will have free admission and aims to provide added space for exhibitions, workshops, lectures and debates. The new space will enable the museum to serve as a host for the creative sector. The ground floor will also have a museum café with direct access to the courtyard and a shop that will sell Belgian design products. Construction is estimated to start in 2021 and the project is slated to complete in 2023. (Updated 24 October 2019)

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Carmody Groarke

CONTACTS

Design Museum Gent

Jan Breydelstraat 5
Gent 9000
Belgium


Annelies De Mey
Head of Collection
+32 470 20 88 69
annelies.demey@stad.gent

Evelien Bracke
Curator
+32 9 323 64 95
evelien.bracke@stad.gent

Katrien Laporte
Director
+32 9 267 99 99
katrien.laporte@stad.gent

TRANS architectuur | stedenbouw

Beverhoutplein 7
Ghent 9000
Belgium

+32 9 279 9917
Bram Aerts
Partner
info@transmail.be

Sogent (City Development Company)

Voldersstraat 1
Gent 9000
Belgium

+32 9 269 69 00
info@sogent.be

Carmody Groarke

62-70 Shorts Gardens
London WC2H 9AH
UK

020 7836 2333
Gabriella Gullberg
Studio Director
studio@carmodygroarke.com