Location: Groenige museum, Bruges
Client: Musea Brugge
Scale: 1500 m²
Status: Completed (Laureate competition)
Team: Jason Slabbynck i.c.w. Koen Bovée
Photography: Jason Slabbynck
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KW – Musea Brugge renoveert het Groeningemuseum
HLN – Na Gruuthuse krijgt nu ook Groeningemuseum opknapbeurt: “Vlaamse Primitieven komen dan beter tot hun recht”
Redesign of the Groeninge museum including a new scenography for the permanent collection, a scenography for the temporary exhibition ‘Jan van Eyck in Bruges’, new seating furniture and the redesign of the museumshop.
In the thorough scenographic refurbishment of the Groeninge Museum, the main focus was on atmosphere through the use of color and lighting. The use of color on walls and pedestals distinguishes different periods and creates a fascinating course with surprising atmospheres per period. Optimal lighting makes the value and details in the works of art come across well, they ‘sacralize’ certain works and emphasize them.
Readability through refreshing contemporary interventions, such as graphic elements, viewing indicators, visual spacers, but possibly also nice small interventions. Zoning through color differences in the floor makes the museum route more readable.
Acoustic comfort and comfortable benches. Comfortable soft sofas, with or without backrest, match the look & feel of the building of the 1930s. The new acoustic floor reduces impact noise and dampens airborne noise. The skylights are not completely darkened so that the visitor does not have the feeling of walking in a ‘black box’.
The museumshop area can be divided flexibly via a number of impressive steel pivoting shop cabinets. These cupboards between the columns make it possible to temporarily close off the space for nocturnes, temporary events or colloquia.