We are excited to be on the shortlist for the competition to develop a masterplan and design for the multidisciplinary modification of the opera building in the centre of Ghent.
The project is being developed by the building owner, Ghent City Council, in partnership with its main occupier, the Flemish Opera (Opera Ballet Vlaanderen). The intention is to create a Music and Performing Arts Centre that transforms the site from a production centre into a well-equipped performance venue for several cultural partners.
The competing teams on the shortlist are:
A major new civic cultural hub, presenting drama, film and literature
Won through international competition, this prestigious project involves construction of a new ‘thrust stage’ main auditorium and remodelling of public and back-of-house spaces whilst retaining the art deco interiors of the existing foyers.