DRU Cultural Factory

Recovery Industrial Factory dated 1902 Ulft / Netherlands / 2009

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DRU Cultural Factory
Ulft, October 2009


 The DRU complex in Ulft, the former iron foundry and metalworks, has been given the status of industrial heritage site. The seven monumental factory premises are being restored and prepared for new inhabitants. Since 2009 the so-called ‘Portiersgebouw’ (lodge) has housed a great many cultural organisations. M+R redesigned the entire interior of this enormous building. The concept for the changes was based on a modern, clean and bright interior to contrast with the rough, industrial surroundings. The colours of the separate pieces of furniture were inspired by the colours of the enamel pots and pans that DRU was so famous for. The fixed interior elements are all in black and white. The consignment included a theatre, popular music area, library, music school, council chambers/ conference rooms, gallery, Grand Cafe with kitchen and the reception hall


with desk and reading room. Additional meeting rooms, office gardens, a lounge area and general facility areas were included.

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    DRU Cultural FactoryUlft, October 2009  The DRU complex in Ulft, the former iron foundry and metalworks, has been given the status of industrial heritage site. The seven monumental factory premises are being restored and prepared for new inhabitants. Since 2009 the so-called ‘Portiersgebouw’ (lodge) has housed a great many cultural organisations. M+R redesigned the entire interior of this enormous building. The concept for the changes was based on a modern, clean and bright...

    Project details
    • Year 2009
    • Work started in 2007
    • Work finished in 2009
    • Client DRU
    • Cost 1200000
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Town Halls / Office Buildings / Factories / Multi-purpose Cultural Centres / Theatres / Concert Halls / Tourist Facilities / Bars/Cafés / Interior Design / Custom Furniture / Lighting Design / Graphic Design / Art Galleries / Recovery/Restoration of Historic Buildings / Music schools/Music academies / Recovery of industrial buildings / Furniture design
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