a2o designs winning proposal for the PXL educational campus in Hasselt
The new art school on the Gouverneur Verwilghensingel in Hasselt does not present itself as one would expect from a typical institute on a city circular road. A fairly closed façade on the road side exchanges the characteristic glass case architecture for room for mystery. After all, the arts should not be displayed as vulgar merchandise. With a deliberate contrariness, the art school prefers to address itself to the challenging environment of the urban campus rather than to the domain of the passing cars.