Van Ruysdael glass in Begijnhof Kortrijk
In our recent research on former béguinages, we have concluded that their succes is based on their integrity.
The béguinages preserved a respect for habitat as an essential function. They have retained the characteristic organization and simple functional architecture that gives them their particular atmosphere of an utopian setting, in which a sense of community and respect for individuality are finely balanced. Values that are clearly sought after in this fast, modern society and therefore a fine example for many.
The complex is preserved with Van Ruysdael Glass®, ensuring the UNESCO beguine in Kortrijk remains attractive, robust and healthy to inspire another 8 centuries.