Belgium was, during the industrial revolution, a place where a lot of materials were excavated from its very rich soil of minerals and to this very day there are still some active quarries and mines in operation today.
“Holland creates space” was the theme for the Netherlands Pavilion at the 2000 World Expo in Hannover and on the day we visited this architectural masterpiece it didn’t look very “in use” to us.
Imagine a theme park being abandoned for a couple decades or even years… Well this one was abandoned since 2002. Same year as the Belgian night club Zillion closed, although this park is located in eastern Germany, it is not that far away from the city center of Berlin, Germany’s capital.
The American Petroleum Company located at Petroleum Zuid Antwerpen struggled to survive between many historical events in its lifetime, but this time it is steadily transforming into something totally new. We succeeded in preserving its history.