"Imagine you see a city through many small hexagons, like the transparent tiles of a mosaic. Add the transparency of glass, the lightness of aluminium, and then the water, which forms a large circle on the ground, surrounded by stones, like a Zen garden, pushing itself right up against the walls of the hexagons"
, writes Adriana Polveroni
.This work by the Japanese architect is an efficient demonstration of the possibility of the cohabitation, in a consolidated historic context, full of memory, between the architecture of contemporary times and the architecture of the past. A cohabitation that is capable of generating interferences, of updating the atmosphere and making one of the most antique squares of this Belgian city come alive and pulsate.