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Ghent’s Industrial Grindbakken Pits Transformed Into a Cutting Edge Art Space

Posted By Helen Morgan On October 29, 2012 @ 1:30 pm In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,Design,Green renovation | No Comments

Sarah Melsens and Roberta Gigante, grindbakken, rotor, ghent, restoration, industrial design, sustainable architecture, green design, adaptive reuse

For the Grindbakken pits’ first temporary activity, Rotor came up with the idea of framing several parts of the concrete, as opposed to painting them. Their concept adapts and reuses what already existed while transforming the space into a modern artistic hub. Following this initial renovation the space is expected to be opened up to other artists. The Grindbakken exhibition is currently open to visitors in Ghent.

The Belgium-based collective – consisting of Tristan Boniver, Renaud Haerlingen, Lionel Billiet and Maarten Gielen – regularly works with industry and construction, and often up-scales and reuses building materials in their impressive work.

+ Rotor [1]

Via Dezeen [2]

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[1] + Rotor: http://rotordb.org/

[2] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/10/09/grindbakken-by-rotor/

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