De Meelfabriek consists of monumental buildings which we must respect and cherish, but above all we have to make it functional and creative, using technical innovations making it functional for new users. We have the audacity to add things, to create breakthroughs, to get away with parts and enlarge other. But always keeping in mind to preserve the industrial feeling, while retaining those elements that make it a true monument.

In particular, the supporting structures are kept visible. In the loft apartments slender steel structures and robust concrete columns remain visible. The rooms of the hotel in the old silo building are literally sawed out of the concrete structure.

De Meelfabriek | Leiden - Foto: Annette Fauchey

Foto: Annette Fauchey