Memento by
Wesley Meuris

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Narrow slits provide entrances to this circular pavilion by Belgian artist Wesley Meuris outside the Flemish town of Borgloon.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

Called Memento, the white structure has a smooth exterior and a tiled interior.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

The square tiles are in relief, creating different textures and shadows as the sun moves across the sky.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

The two slender gaps cast sundial-like shadows around the circle and allow the evening sun to stream in.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

Situated on a slope, the pavilion looks out over the central graveyard in the medieval town of Borgloon.

Memento by Wesley Meuri

The project is one in a series of permanent structures for public spaces in the Haspengouw region, instigated by the Z33 gallery. Other completed projects include a doughnut-shaped pavilion and a see-through church.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

Photography is by Kristof Vrancken.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

Here's some more information from Z33:


Memento is a sculpture at the Central Burial of Borgloon. The artwork of Wesley Meuris is an anchor point in the sloping landscape and invites visitors to step in.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

The architectural structure of the work provides a special experience of looking and dwelling. The steel built space can be interpreted in many ways by the visitor and challenges the imagination.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

Whoever is in the room experiences the intimacy. This reflects the memory of its surroundings.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

Initiated by De Nieuwe Opdrachtgevers.

Memento by Wesley Meuris

Official opening: May 4th, 2012

Memento by Wesley Meuris

On display: permanent from May 5th, 2012

Memento by Wesley Meuris

Location: Central Burial of Borgloon, Lambertusstraat, Borgloon

  • ARCHbuddha

    I like the ideas presented, and the space inside, however, the on-axis approach is rather overbearing and controlling when paired with the free-and-easy wandering qualities of the structure.

  • rock

    White chocolate.

  • xtiaan

    Looks like abandoned military equipment. This isn’t necessarily bad.