The history of Belval is marked by the steel industry. The tradition and economic prosperity of this area is reflected in the expressive shape of the new building and in its facade in particular. An all-embracing belt of steel forms the visible facade of the building, and thus carries further the history of the steel industry. As a cultural institution, the school is predestined to be a symbol of tradition and progression at this special site. This dynamic creates an interplay between landscape and building, between inside and outside.