Tag Archive | concrete

Hippodrome G (Belgium)

Abandoned modernist horse racing track somewhere in Belgium. The stands with an impressive concrete roof structure were designed by a well known Belgian architect.

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I-Beton B (Belgium)

Exploiting more than twenty plants across Belgium, this concrete producing group is one of the biggest in the country, producing more than 2.5 million cubic metres of concrete every year. However, as times changed, some of the concrete plants had to close; including this one, in the far north of Belgium.

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TLP (Belgium)

The immense concrete coal washing plant was completed in 1954 with the financial aid of the Marshall plan (a plan funding projects in Europe after the Second World War). The washery, an ingenious concrete maze, could process up to 3000 tons of coal a day. In 1969, after only 15 years of service, the plant closed down. Reconversion plans were developed in 2005 and this (protected) industrial monument is now being transformed to be able to house the offices and archives of a myriad of cultural organizations.

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Château C-A (Belgium)

Designed around 1870 by the famous Belgian architect Charle-Albert, it took 8 years for the chateau to be constructed. The castle is built in a Flemish renaissance style and reveals a perfect symbiosis of classic ornamentation and modern techniques; in which the modern concrete and steel structure of the building is concealed by traditional detailing. Today, after several fires and years of severe vandalism, the castle is in an advanced state of decay.

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I-Beton Ouest (Belgium)

With more than 20 plants across Belgium, this concrete producing group is one of the biggest in the country, producing more than 2,5 million m³ of concrete on a yearly basis. However, as times evolved, some concrete plants had to close, the ‘Ouest’ one in the east of Belgium was one of them.

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I-Beton Nord (Belgium)

With more than 20 plants across Belgium, this concrete producing group is one of the biggest in the country, producing more than 2,5 million m³ of concrete on a yearly basis. However, as times evolved, some concrete plants had to close, the ‘Nord’ one in a harbour-city close to the sea was one of them.

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Carolo Beton (Belgium)

Abandoned concrete works somewhere in Belgium.

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