Heidberg Convent

development of a seminar and hospitality centre

The Heidberg Convent project involves the full refurbishment of the listed former Franciscan convent dating from 1700 along with its chapel and nuns’ cloister.

The aim was to transform the convent into a seminar and accomodation centre. It has 38 double bedrooms, including one exclusively for disabled persons. A workshop for artists is located in the basement of the convent. Exhibition, reception, seminar and conference areas are located under the roof on the top floor of the convent. On the ground floor, a kitchen, a  restaurant and lounge welcome visitors. The chapel hosts a multifunctional hall for exhibitions, lectures, performances, chamber music concerts, etc …

The project also included the improvement of the surrounds, a parking lot, partial restoration of the convent wall, access to services, and a footpath between the convent and Eupen railway station.

Particular care has been given to the acoustics of the chapel.

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Client
German-speaking Community of Belgium
Location
Eupen
Area
3.500 m²
Construction
2012-2014
Status
Completed
Partners
ABV+ architecten (interior design), Arcadis, Venac, Abcis Van Wetter, Wust, Liégeois, Galère
Awards/Certifications
Competition 2010
Credits
Georges De Kinder