Advice Textile Museum
The Textile Museum (Tilburg) has ambitious renovation plans, as the building no longer satisfies the needs of visitors and in-house artists. Mecanoo and ABT Engineers have been invited to submit an explorative design. Formerly, Soda advised in 2022 on how the triangle Textile Museum/Textile Lab/Education can be ideally realised within the new context. Together with the museum, Soda developed a vision paper on the functional, logistical and fundamental opportunities.The vision document is part of the programme of requirements for the design study by Mecanoo architects and ABT engineering firm.
The neighbouring Dröge building is also interesting and offers opportunities for collaborations with education etc. Together with an inviting shop, catering facilities and an outdoor area, a place will be created that links the historical context of the site to the role of textiles in the past, present and future. A place where everyone - young and old, professional makers and visitors - can discover, create, learn and meet.
Foto: Chiharu Shiota, Me somewhere else, 2018