The “Forum for Music, Dance and Visual Arts” comprises a large concert hall and ancillary repetition rooms. The building is conceived as an excavation in the ground, covered with a large span hall. Underground floor lifts make it possible to adept the hall to almost every possible arrangement. The open hall with its two openable glazed ends forms a continuous public realm in the city. The repetition rooms and ancillary spaces are organised in the portal construction of the hall. The building is topped with a restaurant and outdoor performing facilities on the roof.
Program: 12.000 m2
Client: City of Gent
Status: Int. competition 2004, first prize