A production site for mustard, pickles and imposed vegetables according to an innovative, contemporary abbey principle. It does not stand in line but is an island in the industrial development and thus pulls the underlying nature reserve inwards. Due to the low budget, the ‘fat’ has been cut away, leading to a condensed concept. The production was commemorated together with the client from horizontal to vertical, with the mustard tower where the silos with mustard seed are located.
▼项目外观，exterior view of the project
Outside this perimeter, nature comes knocking at the door: wild shrubs, hedges and trees from the nearby nature reserve are extended to the site, which minimizes the occupancy of the building.
▼建筑场地与美丽的自然环境紧密衔接，outside this perimeter, nature comes knocking at the door
▼建筑前方圆形广场和围护结构，the round arena and closure around the building
The ‘arena’ extends around and is the minimum paving (turning radius) for loading and unloading. The size of the arena is determined by the turning circle of the largest truck (and fire department). So minimal effort with maximum results. The circle is perfectly round and is bordered with a closure that will also serve as a stand. This will filter the relationship with the surrounding landscape, but we will also have the same principle here: a minimum closure that is necessary to safely close the site.The arena will be publicly opened up in the form of a polyvalent event square for the community. Right from the opening, the building could count on an important public interest from the wider environment.
▼广场作为丰富多彩的活动场地向社区开放，实现公共利益最大化，the arena will be publicly opened up in the form of a polyvalent event square for the community which could count on an important public interest from the wider environment
COLLECTIVE MASK FOR THE COMMUNITY
At the back of the building a collective vegetable garden will be provided that will serve the community. All kinds of vegetables will be grown here. Experiences on brining and storing vegetables are shared in the building in the form of workshops and courses on a regular basis.
▼建筑后部是一片为社区服务的公共蔬菜园，at the back of the building a collective vegetable garden will be provided that will serve the community
INHERENT QUALITIES OF THE PROJECT
Design as a craft. The mustard tower symbolizes the culmination of two years of design research and the new vertical production. The architectural language is surprisingly simple, sacral and reminiscent: a thought of a phenomenon from the past. The central gate is the only entrance to the site and protects the view from the street. One entrance, one control point, one fence on the edge of the circle defining the protected zone.
▼设计草图-建筑仅有一个中央入口、一个至高点、一道圆形围栏， design sketch-one entrance, one control point, one fence on the edge of the circle defining the protected zone
▼立面设计图解，diagram of the facade
The central gate reveals itself as a gaping hole in the massive façade that consists of a rhythmic set of concrete panels. The façades literally translate the inside of the building. The front only accommodates storage that is UV sensitive, the back is completely cut-out to the underlying nature in favor of the workspace where it is produced. Not a typical closed food-safe box, but an open space with the central helix that induces mutual encounters. Camp’s is a modern abbey: a place where, supported by architecture, you experience the magic of the production process. From the arena you enter another world, where the strict but wondrous surrealism of Ledoux and Boullée is never far away.
▼采用简洁设计语言的建筑外观，the architectural language is surprisingly simple
▼芥末塔作为建筑至高点，the mustard tower symbolizes the culmination of the project
▼建筑圆形元素，the circle elements in the building
▼建筑一侧完全与自然环境隔绝，营造适宜生产的环境，part of the building is completely cut-out to the underlying nature in favor of the workspace where it is produced
THE PRODUCTION OF PICKLES, MUSTARD AND VEGETABLES
In view of the production of all pickles, mustard and imposed vegetables by a maximum of three people, an acoustic connection between both levels is very important. One must be able to hear when a machine is tightening or when a colleague needs help. The central vide provides this connection between the two. Not only acoustically, but also spatially, this was an important part. The large silos end up in the mustard heart on the first floor, where the first preparations are made in making the mustard.
▼两个筒仓构成的芥末塔，mustard tower contains two large silos
The building must comply with the standards of food safety where by the hygienic and non-hygienic zone must be strictly separated. The central helix staircase cleverly resolves this and shows the functioning and DNA of the building. At the top of the building, as the summum, you can find the mustard tower on the second floor with both large silos. When you step inside this silo room they flank the central entrance door like watchmen. They force you into the narrowing between their two silo bodies to allow you to enter a room with one central eye on the nature reserve. The other side of the tower contains all technical components (CV, Ventilation, …) so that no technical devices can further disfigure the roof.
▼作为卫生区与非卫生区分隔的中央楼梯和设备间，production space and central helix staircase acts as the separation of hygienic and non-hygienic zone
Next to the mustard heart is the vegetable square, where imposed greetings are repeatedly removed by repeated rinsing and then pour downwards and either ‘naked’ in the jars or mixed with the picklesauce.
▼室内引入外部自然景色，the interior has a view to the nature surroundings
CONTEMPORARY ABBEY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MUSTARD, PICKLES, PICKLED VEGETABLES AND VINEGAR
LOCATION: Oudenaarde (Belgium)
STATE: in completion
photo’s: Frederik Vercruysse, Johnny Umans, Dhooge & Meganck architects
tekeningen en model: Dhooge & Meganck architects
In opdracht: Ben Decock, manager Camp’s
Algemene aannemer: Willy Naessens Group
project: David Dhooge & Saar Meganck
medewerkers: Judith De Pau
Structuur: Willy Naessens Group
Elektrische planning: Boydens Engineering
Coördinatie van verwarming, ventilatie, airconditioning, koeling en sanitaire voorzieningen: Boydens Engineering
Lokalisatie: Coupure 1 Oudenaarde, Belgium
dimensionale gegevens: volume 6450 m3 Bebouwde oppervlakte 590 m2
geschiedenis: bouwperiode : oktober 2015 – juni 2017