Coupure Links 627 A
The construction of the canal De Coupure in Ghent, gave rise to the development of an industrial zone with metal companies, construction firms and textile enterprises in this area at the end of the 18th century. The Loods, which was part of the buildings of ‘Atelier Van den Kerchove’, was built in red brick and dates from the end of the 19th century.
Herbert Foundation started renovations of the Loods in 2011 and developed a 2000 m2 exhibition space, stretched across 2 floors. Alterations to the existing architecture were kept to a minimum to preserve the neutrality of the building.
The first exhibition that opened its doors for the public at Herbert Foundation took place in the Loods in 2013 and was entitled As if it Could, Ouverture. The Loods has since been the place for temporary exhibitions.