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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 10 August 2016
Willeke R

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Ghent, Belgium
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one can walk around it and walk around inside it and look up at the slanting roof, they hold events there because they are protected from the weather and one can shelter in it if it is raining etc, nothing of real interest in it though

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Thank gentenaar2013
Palermo, Italy
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946 reviews
818 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Modern building built where the old market hall was. If in general I do not like modern buildings, I think this is one of the few cases in which modern and old can stand together. Worth to see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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129 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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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Thank krenno2
Antwerp, Belgium
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77 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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.

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Thank Willeke R
Ottawa
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1,312 reviews
998 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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.

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Thank thor2705
Brussels
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316 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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.

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1 Thank Trainbleu
Ghent, Belgium
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201 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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.

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 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 

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Phnom Penh
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221 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 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 

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