Grindbakken by Rotor

View all 22 Photos

Design firm Rotor’s project Grindbakken reminds of the expediency with which architecture can slip into mere artifact. The concrete structure on the docks of Ghent, which had previously been used to transport gravel between ships and trucks, has been given new life as a public multi-purpose space. A painstaking process of cleaning and painting took place at 36 selected sites that are now ready as blank canvases to exhibit artwork, hold local gatherings, and serve similar social and creative purposes. Minimalistic lighting does wonders as it illuminates and reflects off the white concrete, making the entire structure an inspirational strip of possibility near the silvery waters.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Take me there

  • Naked Stables Resort

    A two hour trip away from China’s largest city, Shanghai, Moganshan stuns with its magical…

  • Sublime Comporta

    Surrounded by rice fields, umbrella pines, vineyards, and miles of pristine white beaches, Sublime Comporta…

  • San Cristobal Hotel In Mexico

    A dream getaway for those who love peace, quiet and seeing breathtaking views every day,…

More for you

  • Living Unit By OFIS Architects

    More than just a distinctive structure, Living Unit provides a convenient and versatile shelter or…

  • Gemma Observatory

    Somewhere in central New Hampshire, in a remote area surrounded by trees, a one-of-a-kind building…

  • Kew House By McLaren.Excell Studio

    Part Victorian house, part former stable yard, this beautiful property in London recently underwent a…

  • Locanda By Mezzo Atelier

    After transforming a Milan beer shop into a stunning space with exposed brick architecture details…

  • PH Lavalleja By CCPM Arquitectos

    Compact living spaces usually test the creativity of architecture and interior design studios. But PH…

  • GO Home By GO Logic

    Prefab homes offer numerous advantages over traditional houses, which explains why they’ve been so popular…

Close Cart

Simple Share Buttons