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Report - Triage-Lavoir de Peronnes, BE May '12


grumpy sod
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I'm slightly worried I'm spamming up the International sites forum now but I don't really want these sat on my hard drive as I've got some bigger stuff to post up:D

A little bit of history stolen off Wikipedia

Triage-Lavoir de Péronnes is a former coal washing facility that was built with the help of the Marshall Plan in 1954. It was built for the demand of the coal industry to process the coal coming from the mines of Péronnes, Ressaix and Trivières. It was capable processing over 3,000 tons of coal daily. In 1969 the nearby coal mines in Saint-Albert and Sint-Margriete were closed, which caused Triage-Lavoir to become useless, and it was closed down after only 15 years of active operation. Immediately after closing the facility, all the machines and equipments were removed and the facility stayed abandoned for over 3 decades.

The building was under threat of demolition in 2000 but on May 15, 2003, it was classified as a monument to be saved.
The building was supposed to be under renovation to house various archives and facilities but all that has happened is a whole set of new windows being fitted and the outside given a new coat of paint. The interior is still unchanged and is one giant headfuck of a building.













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