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Map of Ghent from 1649, showing the compact, medieval character of the city encircled by a protective canal and bastions. At its heart are St Bavo’s Catherdral and St Nicholas’ Church

Medieval roots meeting modern interventions add piquancy to Ghent's urban condition

Flemish practice Robbrecht en Daem is applying a sense of pragmatism and delight to its major renovation of Ghent’s public squares

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