The HH2 hospital dates back to the 1950s. Over the years the hospital expanded substantially; even adding a complete new wing. At a certain point, it became one of the biggest hospitals in the region with its own maternity, paediatrics departement and helicopter pad. The hospital only recently became abandoned and will be reconverted soon.
In its heydays, this abandoned nursing home, which was built in the 1860s, had a capacity of approximately 100 beds. When the home had to close, the place was vandalized very quickly. Soon thereafter, the chapel was hermetically sealed to preserve its beauty. Recently, a reconversion-plan has been approved; the most delapidated wings have already been torn down. The central building and the chapel are awaiting reconstruction to commence.
Abandoned elderly home located in the green outskirts of one of Belgium’s largest cities. This geriatric facility was built in the 1970s and could accommodate more than 170 patients. When its infrastructure became outdated, the home was abandoned and is nowadays awaiting reconversion into a residential function.
This psychiatric hospital dates back to the 1880s. Throughout the years, it has served many purposes. During both the First – and the Second World War, it was used as a hospital. Later on, it became a refuge for (male) mental patients. By the end of the 1990s, the hospital closed its doors. Even though the hospital was sold a mere two years after it shut down, the new owner never reinstated it and left the building to decay.
Abandoned hospital with a history dating back to the eighteenth century. These buildings have known a multitude of occupations over the years, once functioning as part of a military hospital and – later on – even as a branch of a mental institution. The hospital blocks officially closed in the 1970s. Today, some wings have already been reconverted.
When all its patients were transferred to modern facilities, this old hospital became abandoned. However, it did not remain desolate for very long, as the art academy of the city soon moved in, turning the hospital blocks into college workshops. Today, history repeats itself: also the art academy has moved to more ‘up to date’ facilities, leaving an empty building, with a grand modernist chapel, behind.
This abandoned hospital was built in the 1960s. After the last patient was transferred to a more modern facility a couple of years ago, the hospital has become the subject of a political battle between preservationists and their opponents who want to tear it down to construct a new project.