"Frans Masereel Centrum is a creative centre dedicated to the printed and visual arts, located in the Campine region of rural Flanders. It is a qualitative but constrained working environment, built by the Belgian architect Lou Jansen in 1972. Our mission was to extend the centre to the South by adding a new pavilion. This task required both attention to the architectural qualities of the existing centre and prospective attention to its potential. The project is neither an ode nor a criticism. Above all, we have sought to establish rich and complementary interrelationships with the existing environment and to load the space around the new pavilion with new possibilities."
Ido Avissar, january 2019