Van Ruysdael glass in Begijnhof Kortrijk

24 Jan 2021

In our recent research on former beguinages, we have concluded that their succes is based on their integrity. The beguinages retained respect for the living environment as an essential function. They have retained the distinctive organisation and simple functional architecture that give them their special atmosphere of a utopian setting, in which a sense of community and respect for individuality are well balanced. Values that are clearly wanted in this fast-paced, modern society and therefore a good example for many.

The complex will be preserved with Van Ruysdael Glass®, keeping the UNESCO beguinage in Kortrijk attractive, robust and healthy to inspire for another 8 centuries.