Stadswoning Muntplein (Mint Square townhouse)
A brand-new home, modelled after the Middle Ages. Only in Bruges could this unusual combination turn into a success. This specimen of contemporary architecture by the renowned architect duo Robbrecht and Daem, who also built the Concertgebouw Brugge (Concert Hall), lends the somewhat hidden Muntplein (Mint Square) a little extra esteem. The modern building does not intrude upon the square's historic character. On the contrary, the vertical design makes it melt into its surroundings. The long, narrow windows are embedded in a repetitive grid and lend the home a Gothic and dignified character. Take a walk by while shopping, as it's close to the shopping streets.