Ghent is one of the oldest,  fourth largest, and most beautiful city in Belgium. Ghent’s history dates back to the 1300s when it was the richest city in northern Europe and settled on the confluence of two rivers, the Scheldt and the Leie, making it a major port city, with a thriving textile industry in the late 18 and 19th centuries.

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Ghent has beautifully intact and preserved its rich medieval architecture. Some of the notable Gothic buildings are Saint Bavo’s Cathedral, the Design Museum, the Museum of fine arts, and the Castle of the Counts. The stunning Saint Bavo Cathedral is a historic masterpiece of the city and the Castle of the Count built in 1180, commissioned by Count Philip of Alsace is the popular attraction of Ghent city. Ghent is known for its perfect balance between traditional and modern architecture. One of the notable examples of modern contemporary architecture in Ghent is De Krook, the new central library, and media center, built by Catalan architectural firm RCR Arquitectes in collaboration with Ghent architectural firm Coussée & Goris.

Let’s have a look at the top 80 architects/ architectural firms that are contributing to the progress and advancement of the city.

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Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

1. 3 Architects

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential and Commercial.

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Locations of Built Projects: Ghent, Belgium

Style of work: creative and innovation

Website: www.3architecten.be

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3 ARCHITECTS is a research-oriented design firm, located in Roeselare and Ghent. The design agency focuses on meaningful architecture, conceptual simplicity, creative, economic, and ecologically responsible solutions. 

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2. 360 Architects

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential and Commercial.

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Locations of Built Projects: Ghent, Belgium

Style of work: modern style

Website: office360.be

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360 architects is a design studio working in architecture and urban projects, founded in 2004 by the partner’s Kris Buyse, Greet Houben, and  Jan Mannaerts. The firm has a multi-cultural, diverse team that strives to create unique and enhanced spaces for clients, the community, and the environment.

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3. A1 Planning

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential and Commercial.

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Locations of Built Projects: Ghent, Belgium

Style of work: flexible and sustainable designs

Website: a1planning.be

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A1 Planning architects is a young architectural firm, with fun and fresh innovation, which is the result of an intensive design process. Creativity, passion, and technology-driven. are key points while designing and creating successful projects.

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4. A154 Architects

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential and Commercial.

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Locations of Built Projects: Ghent, Belgium

Style of work:  modern architecture

Website: www.a154.be

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A154 architecten comprises a team of architects, engineers, and interior designers with a portfolio consisting of projects of various sizes and complexity that covers up new buildings, renovations, repurposing as well as restorations.

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5. Abscis Architecten

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential and Commercial.

Locations of Built Projects: Ghent, Belgium

Style of work: tailor-made designs

Website: www.abscis-architecten.be

Abscis Architecten was founded in 1988 and consists of a multidisciplinary team of approximately 40 passionate creatives, and designers who are committed to a broad and future-oriented vision. They follow the unique process approach throughout all projects, with an emphasis on interactive design research, analysis, and design of excellent buildings.

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6. Antico Architecture

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential and Commercial.

Locations of Built Projects: Gent, Belgium

Style of work: open and contemporary design

Website: www.anticoarchitecture.be/

Antico Architecture is a small architectural firm specializing in sustainable renovation. The aim is to create light, clear, open architecture and contemporary design, with respect for the customer needs and the budget constraints and with special attention to sustainable materials and techniques and care housing.

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 7. ASA

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential and Commercial.

Locations of Built Projects: Gent, Belgium

Style of work: modern and excellent designs

Website: www.asagent.be

Atelier voor Stedelijke Architectuur is a multi-disciplinary team of architects working together to create exceptional architecture for users today and better tomorrow.

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8. Atelier 4 Architecten

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential and Commercial.

Locations of Built Projects: Gent, Belgium

Style of work: contemporary style

Website: www.atelier4.be

Atelier 4 Architecten BVBA was founded in 1989 in Ghent handling medium-sized projects in the public and private sector, with experience in new construction, renovation, and conversion. Depending on the workflow and the nature and size of the projects, the firm expands the team in a loose partnership or temporary association making it a versatile and flexible organization.

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9. Atelier Frederic Louis

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential and Commercial.

Locations of Built Projects: Ghent, Belgium

Style of work: renovations and extensions

Website: www.atelierfredericlouis.be

Atelier Frederic Louis is a creative architectural studio focused on creating thoughtful, functional, and sustainable designs.

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10. Arrow Architecture & Engineering

Scope of services: Architectural Design, Engineering, Contracting, Interior Design, Management.

Types of Built Projects: Residential, Civic & Cultural, Commercial, Renovations

Locations of Built Projects: Ghent, Belgium

Style of work: constructive and functional designs

Website: www.arrowarchitecture.be

Arrow Architecture provides design solutions to address economical, societal, and cultural challenges on small and large scale projects

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Author

Jahanavi Arora is an Architect by profession with a passion for writing, design & decor. She believes that writing and architecture are quite similar as they both are forms of art and beyond every building, there is a story to tell which she loves to explore. In her spare time, she would be found in the corner of her room reading, playing around with her 3-year-old boy, or grooving on her favorite music.

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