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Utopia, a Library and Academy for Performing Arts
Utopia, the Library and Academy for Performing Arts, housed within a brand new building designed by Kaan Architecten, has opened its doors to the Flemish city of Aalst, following an open competition launched in 2015 by the City Council. The 8.000 square-meter brick structure incorporates a striking historic building from the second half of the Nineteenth century and rejuvenates the urban landscape while elegantly giving expression to the required functionality. Taking its cue from Thomas More’s acclaimed book “Utopia”, first …