Architect: UAU Collectiv
The bustling activity at the old BE-MINE mine site in Beringen has been given a culinary touch. Dine with 360° view of the surroundings and a warm wooden roof over your head.
With a new glass building and a reallocation of the former winding engine building, the Beringen coal mine now has a new restaurant. The striking architecture of the new building – which includes the hall and the sanitary facilities – is due to the slim steel construction and the wooden roofing, constructed by LTS. The cantilevers on both sides of the roof construction also make a covered terrace possible.
The wooden roof structure of the existing commercial retail spaces was the inspiration for the new building volume. Here too, the architect opted for a construction in a Kielsteg structure. The result: an exceptionally strong modular roof panel that spans up to 27 meters.
Client YNK strove from the start for a strong image for the restaurant. “Aesthetically, the requirements were high”, says Director Dieter Penninck of LTS. “Thanks to the delightful charm exuded by the shopping area, the choice was quickly made for Kielsteg technology. The wood structure remains visible from below, adding natural warmth to the bright building.”
timber product volume
less exhaust gases
less electricity consumption
4 working days
duration of construction