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Sint-Romboutstoren in Mechelen Studiebureau Boydens


This refurbished tower; which also served as a belfry; is an innovative and large-scale project balancing act between maintaining the towers architectural and historical value, while focusing upon public area safety while providing a tour guidance system for all visitors.

Top of the line multimedia guiding system allowing visitors to experience the architecture of the tower from the inside. With image, sound and the tower watchman voice recordings, guests, can experience the secrets of the belfry while children receive a customized version of the tour through the multimedia guide. The top of the tower  a breathtaking view over the city and surrounding area. 

Sint-Romboutstoren in Mechelen

general data

study start – completion date: April 2008 – September 2008
execution start – completion date: December 2008 - October 2009

surface: 900 m²


Stad Mechelen


Koen Bovée