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'Utopia' is a Library and Academy for Performing Arts in Aalst

 - Jun 25, 2018
References: kaanarchitecten
The Flemish city of Aalst, Belgium, is full of rich history, and 'Utopia' is a new library and academy for the performing arts that pays both implicit and explicit tribute to the town. The name of the library itself is an homage to one of the town's claims to fame, and it's design, which was completed by KAAN Architecten, further highlights the town's history.

Aalst was where Thomas More's famous novel 'Utopia' was first published, and whence the new library and academy for performing arts takes its name. The building is mostly brand new, but its cornerstone comes from the Pupillenschool, which was where the children of soldiers were educated in the late 19th century. Combined, these qualities show KAAN Architecten's commitment to town history.