The City of Tournai’s UNESCO district is home to the Notre-Dame Cathedral and bell tower, both World Heritage sites. This district underwent revitalization works which transformed its public spaces, gave the area a new cohesive look, and created spaces for gatherings. Pedestrians are once again a focus of the circulation spaces. The quality of these projects has enhanced the district, adorned its most prestigious buildings, and added a new dynamic to sites that were experiencing a drop in appeal.
In order to make the district more attractive by enhancing the city’s economic and touristic potential through the renewal of the cathedral district, the Tournai Smart Center unit will devote its versatile spaces and its teams to technological innovation and to the promotion of art and creation. An innovation showcase, the Tournai Smart Center will be among the city’s most iconic jewels, as part of an global revitalization project to modernize urban planning, set up connected equipment, install a center for expression and creativity, promote the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and to help citizens flourish through modern devices that facilitate education, sharing, exchange and training.
As part of the group led by Tank Architectes, Reciproque was assigned the museographic and scenographic missions for the exhibition spaces in the future immersive and sensorial tour.
The Tournai Smart Center is scheduled to open in 2024.