Design Museum Gent

Designers and materials for DING – The new wing of Design Museum Gent

The construction of the new DING (Design in Ghent) wing of Design Museum Ghent is starting soon. The design of the temporary architectural team TRANS architecture | urban planning (Ghent), Carmody Groarke (London) and RE-ST architectural firm (Antwerp) is the result of research into sustainable museum architecture. DING will be a bridge between the city, our visitors and the design world, and the long-awaited connection between the three existing buildings of the museum. In addition to additional exhibition space, there will be a museum café, a terrace, a new reception, a shop, an elevator, a space for lectures and debate and art handling.

Het museum wil de architectuur en de identiteit van DING versterken met ontwerpopdrachten
voor het interieur die worden uitbesteed aan Belgische ontwerpers. De aandacht voor
duurzaamheid, circulariteit en nieuwe biobased materialen zijn hierbij belangrijke
The museum wants to strengthen DING’s architecture and identity with design assignments for the interior that are outsourced to Belgian designers. The attention to sustainability, circularity and new biobased materials are important here selection criteria. With these design assignments (also in the form of open calls), the museum wants to create new partnerships between designers and the (local) industry. Design Museum Gent presents a few of these circular and biobased design processes in The Exploded View Beyond Building that will later be applied in the future wing DING.

Participating designers

  • Onbetaalbaar x Orineo x The New Makers x Biobased Creations, kitchen worktop in OriBond
  • Studio Plastique, Forite Tiles (i.c. w. Fornace Brioni & Snøhetta) & Linen Lab
  • Circular Matters x Biobased Creations, panels from local, natural residual streams
  • Pauline Esparon, L’écoucheur (seating modules made from flax)
  • BC Materials, Gent Waste Brick for DING

Check the Design Museum Gent website for more information