Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers

THE ABANDONED SCHOOL IN BELGIUM


In 1910 ‘Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers’ was built in Waterloo as farm school for disabled children by architect Fernand Bodson.

The town of Waterloo was chosen for its country life which gave children a close contact with nature. The school opened in 1926, much later due to the First World War. From 1926 until 1960, the school was focussed on farming but also future shoemakers and tailors were taught. In 1965, it became a technical school. Students were taught carpentry, printing, welding, and cooking.

The school closed down in 2007. The 45 students were assigned to a school in another town. The school, also known as the Labyrinth school because of its long hallways, was partly demolished in 2012. The protected buildings will be transformed into apartments for senior citizens. I visited ‘Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers’ in 2012.

Built 1925
Abandoned 2007
Endangered
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers
Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers


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