Ecole Communale Roi Albert

THE ABANDONED SCHOOL IN BELGIUM

This primary school in the Belgium city Jemappes, ‘Ecole Communale Roi Albert’ was abandoned in 2008. As a result about 80 children were send to other schools in town.

The school was built in 1937 and named after King Albert of Belgium. The school is built in an L-shape and has an imposing facade. Architect André Sirot designed the buildings.

The company ‘FK Immo’ invested more than 3 million euros to transform the old ‘Ecole Communale Roi Albert’ into 35 apartments. Every classroom is turned into an apartment with 3.6m high, loft-style windows. The large stairwells of the school have remained identical. The former playground becomes a large car park. I visited the abandoned school in 2011.

Built 1937
Abandoned 2005
Reconverted 2013
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
Ecole Communale Roi Albert
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