Nestled among arable land, grasslands and hilly stream valleys lies the West Flanders village of Kemmel. The village pursues a wide-ranging policy aimed at boosting tourism to the area and linking it to the landscape and to the region’s First World War past. The visitor centre stands with its end elevation on the village street, a hierarchical motif that is repeated in other public buildings like the town hall and the presbytery. The building consists of three stories and on the ground floor it is bisected by an internal street that functions as reception area. Midway along the street, below a central void, are the information desk and the staircase. The first floor is occupied by an exhibition area. On the top floor, below a ridge lantern, is the auditorium with a view of the garden and the foot of Kemmel Hill.
Regional visitor centre