Antoine Baralhé

Belgian architect Jacques Cuisinier was renown for rigorous and gigantic modernist buildings, as well as a creative talent for designing lobbies. Built between 1960 and 1971, the Royal Palace in Ostende is an impressive vessel that overlooks the Northern Sea. In contrast to its overwhelming facade, the five entryways display, from ground to ceiling, Cuisinier’s genius for decorative, colorful and geometrical schemes.