Last Friday, May 17th, the LocHal received two BNA Awards in the category of Liveability & Social Cohesion and the Public Vote for Building of the Year’19! Congratulations to all the parties involved in this magnificent project: CIVIC Architects, architectural design; Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, restoration; Mecanoo, interior design; Inside Outside in collaboration with the TextielMuseum, interior concept, and textiles.
The LocHal is a new, world-class urban living room for Tilburg in an iconic former locomotive shed of the Dutch National Railways. It is located next to the station, in the heart of Tilburg’s new City Campus, and houses the Midden-Brabant Library, the cultural institutions Kunstloc and Brabant C and the co-working spaces of Seats2meet.
The LocHal is a space for both young and old to read, learn, study, meet and gather. It is a place for testing, creating, exhibiting and presenting the latest innovations. Reimagining an old industrial building as a hub for innovation and creativity.
Mecanoo was responsible for the interior design of the Bibliotheek Midden-Brabant (including the various ‘laboratories’), Kunstloc Brabant and Brabant C. The interior design comprises 7,000 m2 including 1,300 m2 of offices.
We would like to extend our congratulations to Benthem Crouwel Architects for winning the Jury’s BNA Building of the Year '19 Award. More information on the BNA Awards Gala and the winners click here.
Do you need more reasons to visit the LocHal in Tilburg? Grab your bike, take the train or bus and head to Burgemeester Brokxlaan 1000, 5041 SG Tilburg.
For more information, visit the LocHal website.