From a Mustard Lab to Call Center, Amazing what New Aesthetics can do…

Two weeks in a row, two works of architecture involving the repurposing of an existing building into another building, and this project is the conversion of a mustard laboratory in Dijon into  a Telecom call center.  The project architects, Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, had taken the New Aesthetic at full face value (as you can plainly see). Even though a problem with repurposing existing buildings is the possibility of the spaces being incapable of adapting to any new functions (regardless of building condition), the firm claimed that “the more reuse of the existing is possible the more budget is liberated for interventions.” That statement is made clear by the project’s 4 million euro budget (about $4.89 million), as the design strategy involved only minor changes to the existing exterior casing, and concentrated on almost entirely renovating the interior spaces.   Continue reading “From a Mustard Lab to Call Center, Amazing what New Aesthetics can do…”