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Brief Published: 13 Jun 2012

Clock Tower Hotel, Ghent, Belgium


The City of Ghent in Belgium is emerging as a hotbed of creative activity. 

The latest innovative project is a pop-up hotel surrounding the clock face of the bell tower attached to the Gent-Sint-Pieters railway station. 

Designed by Berlin-based Japanese artist Tazu Rous (aka Tatzu Nishi), Hotel Gent is located on reinforced scaffolding that scales the side of the clock tower. Inside, the small rectangular room incorporates the 1912 clock face into the centre of the space, making it possible for guests to get up-close to one of the city’s key public monuments – as well as enjoying amazing views across the Flemish city.

Access to the temporary installation is via the exterior staircase. By night, the hotel has been designed primarily to function as a private hotel. By day, between the hours of midday and 6pm, it’s a meetings venue for a local artistic intervention project, known as Track.   

The hotel costs €105 per night and is available until September 16.

Hotel Gent    


Tatzu Nishi