Les Ballets C de la B & LOD – De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

architect_ De Vylder Vinck Taillieu
location_ Ghent, Belgium
project year_2008
photography_ Filip Dujardin

from the architects_
At the Bijloke site in Ghent, Jan De Vylder architecten constructed a production house for dance company Les Ballets C de la B and musical theatre LOD. The result is two alienating constructions back to back; as if they have been pushed apart, yet still contemplate one another through unusual viewing holes. Quite remarkable in the building are the façades on end which, unlike the heart of the building, are completely transparent. The glass façade does not only reveal the function of the building but also its construction. A poetic combination of building materials, window settings, staircases and concrete floors with only a glass curtain separating private from public.

Courtesy of De Vylder Vinck Taillieu.