The Cacaofabriek (Cocoa Factory) in Helmond designed by cepezed has been nominated for the Abe Bonnema Architecture Award 2015. The jury selected five entries from the more than sixty buildings delivered in the last two years, where the concept of “dialogue” was given shape in an original, stimulating and innovative way.
said about the Cacaofabriek: “An industrial icon on the edge of Helmond’s town
centre has been transformed into a cultural hotspot with a large variety of
functions. The building was in a poor technical state due to changes in
function and a fire, so the choice was made to create interplay of forms with
new and existing elements that reflect the original factory. As part of the
transformation into a building with many functions, structural and acoustic
solutions were looked for that would respect the history of the building, but
at the same time give the building a contemporary and autonomous character.”
announcement of the winner and the presentation of the award will take place on
1 December in the Rijksmuseum. The exhibition of the entries for the Abe
Bonnema Architecture Award can be seen from Thursday 3 December 2015 until
Sunday 3 January 2016 in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden.