De Krook-City Library Ghent

De Krook is the new city library of Ghent.
The stark metallic structure contrast with the historic monuments of the city and lies along the waterfront.
What used to be a neglected corner of the city is now a 'balcony to the city'.
'De Krook' is intended as an ‘open house for knowledge and innovation,’ it harbors a collective of institutions including the city library and wants to be a cultural catalyst to the city.