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Address: Emile Braunplein, Ghent 9000, Belgium

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useless building

I don't like it it is a large pain in the eye. I can't see why it's there. the only use is when it's raining.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 10, 2016
Willeke R

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Chicago, Illinois
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This site has mixed reviews, as a tourist, I find its modern architecture interesting (as well as it has a public piano that people played on all throughout the day). If I were a native, I could see how this sticks out as too modern amongst all the old beauty of the city. That said, you can get a really... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Let me first get this straight- I adore a bit of modern architecture, and the sunken garden area that is part of this project is actually a very good idea. The hall itself is sculptural- that is all it has going for it, as it serves apparently no purpose. There is a way of inserting a modern building in an... More 

1 Thank Elwing
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I don't like it it is a large pain in the eye. I can't see why it's there. the only use is when it's raining.

Thank Willeke R
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817 reviews
611 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

If it wasn't to be placed in the middle of the beautiful and historical center of Ghent then it should have been an interesting building and maybe util enough for others not to complain about it. But where it is now it kind of destroying every bit of the beautiful city.

Thank thor2705
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274 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

This colossal barn could provide shelter on a desert island but in the middle of Ghent, it’s a useless eyesore. It dwarfs the interesting old buildings that attract people to Ghent and ruins their pictures.

1 Thank Trainbleu
Ghent, Belgium
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199 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Lots of people don't like - or even hate - this huge hall. And it is of course completely different than the historic buildings around it. But it nevertheless fits: the size, the sheer audacity, the materials. Allow the building to surprise you.

Thank belgianvisit0r
Ghent, Belgium
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is a huge mistake to put such an ugly stable between the historical towers of Ghent. I was several times in Ghent and before it was a parking wich was also not so good but it would be much better they putted an open green space where tourists could walk & talk & sit watching the nice inside of... More 

2 Thank infirmier58
Phnom Penh
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Looked at the place again in October 2015 and February 2016, I still find this the biggest blunder in our town. Born and raised in Ghent, I still cannot come to terms with this 40 meter high structure. It looks like an uplifted barn and probably built to resemble exactly that, but it is basically too ugly and too big.This... More 

1 Thank Marc D
Kitchener, Canada
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257 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Ghent is a beautiful architectural wonder and just wandering the streets evokes a great sense of history and culture. That is true until you come across this edifice. It looks like it was plopped there and certainly didn't fit with it's surroundings in my opinion.

Thank Marilyn A
Essex, United Kingdom
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585 reviews
263 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

When we went nothing much was there. Building is ok but nothing amazing. Wasn't at all bothered with this. Maybe it's better on certain days?

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