De Maere Textile School

IAA Architecten, Brookes Stacey Randall, Enschede, 2002


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Textile museum 

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  • Textile museum    
  • The new extension    
  • Glazed wall and roofing of the factory    
  • Link between existing building and extension    
  • First floor of the new extension    
  • ‘Fabric’ screen to extension of stainless steel mesh    
  • The view from the main corridor through the restaurant to the museum beyond    
  • Interior, much as it was, with added fire doors    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Section    

Industrial textile factory refurbished and extended to create Expertex Textile Centrum where teaching is focused on IT-based, short-run production and other contemporary textile processes

The project included renovation of teaching and factory space within the building, removal of a later factory extension to the south east and construction of new research facilities on this site. Some spaces required little more than redecoration, others have been renewed, or changed use.


  • Completed: 2002
  • Sectors: Education, Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £4.6M
  • Address: Enschede, Netherlands


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