P.A.R.T.S., Ictus, Rosas, Brussels

The artistic complex gathers three key Belgian cultural entities: the dance company Rosas, the dance school P.A.R.T.S, or Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (both created by the choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker), and the music ensemble Ictus. All set up at the heart of a 19th century former royal laundry, they will benefit from more creative and storage spaces and improve their working quality. They will also be able to open their studios to the public.

Information Sheet

Renovation/Transformation P.A.R.T.S.   www.parts.be  •  Ictus   www.ictus.be  •  Rosas   www.rosas.be

Location Brussels, Belgium.

Project Cost 3.5 million €.

Time Frame Competition: 2019. Design: 2019-2021. Construction: 2021-2023. Opening: Autumn 2024.

Owner Rosas, P.A.R.T.S & Ictus, Brussels, Belgium.

Architect(s) Ouest Architecture, Brussels   www.ouest.be  •  VERS.A, Brussels   versa-architecture.be

Theatre Planner(s) Artsceno, Switzerland   artsceno.ch  •  Space Factory, France.

Seat Count Rehearsal studios for music and dance, offices and cafeteria, a large main rehearsal room. Two new volumes: one dedicated to logistics (storage, stage settings) and a second to new studios on a 3-floor building. Total gross floor area 5 000 m² (2 000 m² extension/3 000 m² actual).

Uses Artistic complex including dance working spaces for Rosas, working studios for the contemporary music ensemble Ictus and the contemporary dance school P.A.R.T.S.

Services Full design contract for room and building acoustics, including basic design, construction and post-opening services.

Team Vincent Berrier, Thomas Wulfrank, Kahle Acoustics.

1/8P.A.R.T.S., Ictus, RosasConception for the new build and extension of the artistic complex at the heart of an existing site. Photo © Ouest & VERS.A
2/8P.A.R.T.S., Ictus, RosasEntrance of the new volume for studios of P.A.R.T.S. (dance school) that will be spread over 3 floors. Photo © Ouest & VERS.A
3/8P.A.R.T.S., Ictus, RosasMusic studio project for Ictus ensemble. Photo © Ouest & VERS.A
4/8P.A.R.T.S., Ictus, RosasDance studio project. Photo © Ouest & VERS.A
5/8P.A.R.T.S., Ictus, RosasStacked dance studios. Photo © Ouest & VERS.A
6/8P.A.R.T.S., Ictus, RosasDance studio. Photo © Ouest & VERS.A
7/8P.A.R.T.S., Ictus, RosasRehearsal studio for Ictus ensemble. Photo © Ouest & VERS.A
8/8P.A.R.T.S., Ictus, Rosas“Social wing” or cafeteria. Photo © Ouest & VERS.A