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Bruges Meeting and Convention Centre
by META architectuurbureau and Eduardo Souto de Moura

Filip Dujardin

Bruges Meeting and Convention Centre is an urban renewal project by META architectuurbureau and Eduardo Souto de Moura, located in the heart of the historic city of Bruges, Belgium.

The project is a multifunctional exhibition hall on the ground floor, 4,500 square metres, which also serves as a public covered square, creating an integral part of the neighbourhood.

Combining an exhibition hall with a conference centre creates a natural convergence between the two functions. Connected by a shared entrance, the exhibition and conference areas can be used independently or simultaneously.

The exhibition hall is organised horizontally, oriented toward the neighbourhood and accessible from the outside. By opening up the outer glass walls, the space can be transformed into a public area accessible to passers-by. The upper floors accommodate a conference area, which is stacked vertically with space for more than 500 participants.

This project has been longlisted in the business building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: META architectuurbureau and Eduardo Souto de Moura

Project: Bruges Meeting and Convention Centre


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