Ghent is teeming with fascinating architecture: from medieval world heritage, to hypermodern utility buildings - or have you ever seen a passive house school with a ‘floating’ playground? In Ghent, fascinating new buildings stand side by side with thoughtful restoration and Ghent is also a pioneer in terms of repurposing. Abandoned buildings are given interesting temporary purposes whenever possible, so the City and its neighbourhoods can continue to flourish. No, when it comes to architecture, you won’t get bored easily in Ghent.

  • A new exhibition space for the Ghent Altarpiece

    Since 2021, the Ghent Altarpiece has been displayed at a new location in the cathedral. This is the third time the painting has been given a new spot. We were pretty nervous about this relocation, but after centuries, the work can once again be seen in its original splendour.
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  • The invisible new structure of St Bavo’s Cathedral

    My visiting card says ‘Senior Project Manager’ at Bressers Architecten, but it might as well have been ‘site manager’ or ‘full-time meeting participant’. The construction of the visitor centre inside St Bavo's Cathedral cost us a lot of time and effort — but it was well worthwhile for such a masterpiece.
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