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.
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.
- Kortrijk, Belgium
- December, 2018
- Spatial installation
- Future of Space, Jaenan Lim, Jasna Dimitrovska
- City of Kortrijk, UNESCO Creative City
- Designregio Kortrijk
- PHOTO CREDIT
- Yuta Sawamura Photography