PAN- PROJECTS

FOS

Temporal activation of abandoned textile factories scattered around the region of Kortrijk in Belgium.
We developed the method to repurpose the space by using scaffolding turps.


Discription

As many post-industrial cities in Europe, the city of Kortrijk has been troubled with finding the way to utilizing inactive industrial heritage. Those great numbers of legacies are remained unused for decades after the flourish of textile production happened in the 20th century. The major problem the legacies facing are a security concern and financial issue.
FOSS is designed as a spatial tool that inhabits inside the legacies to temporary activate them for the public while providing secured internal space.

The tool is created by utilizing scaffolding tarp which protects inside from collapsing ceiling materials. Besides, this low-cost tool is developed easy to install and relocate itself which feature enables the tool to be moved according to the demands of each building. The ultimate goal of this project is to create immersive spatial experiences in every abandoned heritage in the region, thus the citizens start discovering the potential in the forgotten legacies.

Information

LOCATION
Kortrijk, Belgium
DATE
December, 2018
AREA
780㎡
FUNCTION
Spatial installation
STATUS
Built
COLLABORATOR
Future of Space, Jaenan Lim, Jasna Dimitrovska
SPONSOR
City of Kortrijk, UNESCO Creative City
ORGANIZER
Designregio Kortrijk
PHOTO CREDIT
Yuta Sawamura Photography