Do you recognize this building? A mosaic of different types of glass. A symbol for the university, with its enormous mix of study programmes, research domains, nationalities…
The detailed photo takes us to Campus Ledeganck. More specifically to the glass mosaic facade.
That facade has been given a new look since 2014, with solar-resistant high-efficiency glass and insulated panels in green tones making the building stand out even more than it already did.
The renovation was part of a wider renovation project that lasted ten years in which the entire campus was tackled. That was also the reason to review the use of the campus buildings.
The majority will remain part of the faculty of Science, with the main users being the departments of biology, biochemistry and microbiology. The labs and auditoriums were modernized during the renovation operation.
Perhaps the most striking intervention is situated in the west wing. The labs there have had to make way for the GUM and the (Ghent University Museum). The site, with the Botanic Garden, the Citadelpark and several museums, is a melting pot of science, culture and greenery.
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Do you know this place at Ghent University?
Do you recognise this Ghent University location? One of the many doors that the university offers. Maybe you can deduce something from the lion's head? Or is it the weathered blue stone that gives it away? The checkerboard motif?
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