Ghelamco Stadium Ghent

Year: 2011-2014

Location: Ghent

Country: Belgium

Volume: Fair faced solid blocks (dimensions 39 x 14 & 19 x 19 cm)

Contractor: Ghelamco

Problem / Solution

Ghelamco Arena, Ghent’s football paradise, received a Prestigious Award in New York for sports infrastructure. Innovation in concept and materials and the creation of a lively environment are solid features of the project. The lighting effects and the glass façade are a real landmark. Expanded Clay blocks were used for internal walls and party walls.


Light weight, good acoustic properties, fire resistant, aesthetic.

Why expanded clay?

Light weight blocks were necessary for the construction of the stadium. Expanded Clay blocks were used for party walls because of their high acoustic performance. The size of aggregates used within the blocks was adapted for aesthetic benefit.