In a little village on the outskirts of a Belgian city stand the remains of an old coppersmith workshop from the early 1900s. In it’s heyday over 1500 employees were producing industrial kettles, but when the factory went bankrupt in 2001 only 53 people were still working on the 60.000 m² premise. Most of the factory halls have been demolished in 2008 but the ground is severely polluted and up to this day nobody has payed for the expensive clean-up.
The majority of the factory has been demolished but a few buildings remain. One building stands abandoned, containing offices, a residential part, some kind of laboratory and a workshop. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but on the inside it’s surprisingly authentic and interesting! Pretty much everything has been left behind, including endless stacks of documents and many interesting drawings. My personal favourite was an almost 100 years old and beautifully handwritten account book! It’s sad to know that it will end up on the scrap heap too when this building will be demolished.