Design competition entry of Cuypers & Q architects for the transformation and extension of the new arts campus of the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. The new arts campus should provide space for 600 students and staff for three academic masters courses in visual arts (graphic design, jewelry design and autonomous arts) and a professional bachelor education in photography.

As part of the design team we focused mostly on the identity of the arts students with their specific needs and wishes, together with re-using the existing structure and many spaces with potential already present on site – to transform them to spaces for modern workshops, spacious studios and large exhibition spaces. An open character with an abundance of light in all the working spaces are key to the design.