The insertion in the square follows the example of ancient market halls.
The form combines elements of traditional Flemish architecture with the compactness of a modern office block.
A public interior allows the building to be part of the events that give a city its character.
The public function complements the administrative tasks the building fulfills.
The ‘Burgerzaal’ uses architectural language of the exterior to accentuate its public character.
Its civicness allows it to become part of our mental city mapping.