ART & CULTURE
There is considerable interest in art and culture, and a large area will therefore be set aside for this purpose at De Meelfabriek. These flexible Art & Culture spaces can be used for contact and debate, exhibitions, events and workshops, and also an intimate film theatre. The programme can vary from a fashion show by Oso Couture, which will have a store and workshop here, to a philosophy club meeting. Other options include a conference centre and an exhibition venue for the art stored in Leiden’s many museums. The activities will be interwoven through all of the buildings and through the different uses of the site. For example, the lower floors of the Meelpakhuis will be a place where people can meet and enjoy beautiful products and great events.
The distinctive buildings are already very much in demand as an inspiring backdrop for various productions and festivals. This will be developed further on the special Art & Culture floor, a true architectural masterpiece. A 4.7 metre-high exhibition area in the new Silotoren building with an amazing sculpture terrace leads to the dome of the Ketelhuis, which will house a very special film theatre. This floor extends further to the former Schoonmakerij, creating a total floor space of 640 m². The venue will also attract the business market.