Cocoa Factory Helmond. Netherlands

The once so successful Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek (Cocoa Factory) in Helmond went bankrupt in the 1930s, after which the buildings were always in shared use by different parties. The complex has undergone many changes in the course of time. For instance, the characteristic hipped roof disappeared and part of the complex was destroyed by fire in 2008. Nonetheless it remained the defining piece of industrial heritage in Helmond. Since March 2014 it has housed a cultural hotspot that includes a music venue, art cinema, exhibition space, catering and work spaces for companies in the creative industry. cepezed architects created the design and went for a contemporary, modern and recognizable culture cluster.