Community Centre Moorsel


In the heart of the Belgian village of Moorsel, a disused 18th-century presbytery complex has been converted into a public domain, thereby fulfilling the village community's longstanding need for a multifaceted meeting place. The previously closed-off walled garden can now be enjoyed to the full by village residents. New buildings, such as a multi-purpose hall and a clubhouse, allow for a diversified use. The tranquil presbytery garden, with its sweeping lawn and numerous trees, has become a park, a transformation that has added a substantial quantity of green to the palette of predominantly hardscaped public spaces in the centre of Moorsel.

Awards

Winner Prijs Wivina Demeester 2014
Winner Architectuurprijs Orde van Architecten 2015
Honorable mention Architectuurprijs Oost-Vlaanderen 2015
Nomination ARC15 award
1st Prize Open Call 21 Flemish Government Architect


Location: Moorsel, Belgium
Type: community centre
Completion: 2014
Client: VZW Parochiale Werken St. Martinus Moorsel, Municipality Aalst
Collaboration: with Sophie Van Noten
Photography: Filip Dujardin