Jonathan Tuckey Design are delighted to have been selected as competition winners to transform the ‘Tannerie de Dourbes’ in Belgium.

This historic 19th century building is set within stunning scenery, at the gateway to an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Walloon region. Alongside BC Architects, we plan to dynamically preserve the old tannery as a cultural meeting point, offering a personalised experience of accommodation, well-being and eco-tourism. It is our ambition to celebrate the buildings scale and history whilst pushing for a stronger relationship to the outdoors, organic visitor flow and a diversity of spaces providing unique modular functionality.

The tannery stands prominently at a river confluence, with its 60-meter-long façade weathered and jaded after many years of neglect. The planned regeneration will give a new chapter to a versatile building that has historically provided the region with so much, from mass employment to leather goods to food production.

We will be working together with BASbvba (structural engineers), FTI (M&E) and Wouter Rommens (ecologist) to make this vision become a reality.