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Piscine S (Belgium)

The layout of this beautiful modernist building was based on an innovative concept: to combine different types of leisure infrastructure – in this case a swimming pool and a theatre – under the same roof. The grand staircase with a curtain wall was once the piece de résistance of this sublime architectural jewel. The ambitious plan however turned out to be less than succesfull; the pool/ theatre had to close, leaving this valuabe part of architectural heritage to decay.

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Hotel Kosmos (Belgium)

This modernist hotel was built in 1936 on a hill with a nice view over the surroundings. In 2002 the hotel lost its license to keep the outdoor swimming pool running. In 2004 Hotel Kosmos went bankrupt.

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De Schalk (Belgium)

Abandoned swimming pool, designed by De Smet.

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La Piscine M (Belgium)

Abandoned swimming pool dating back to the WW1 era. The pool originally had a steel and glass roof – which was later replaced by a modern flat roof. The statue and fine details in the interior architecture still remind us of the original pré-1920 architectural grandeur.

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