Ecole Provinciale Des Métiers

Built: 1925

Abandoned: 2007

Visited: 2012

Waterloo, Belgium

In 1910 this building was built as farm school for disabled children by architect Fernand Bodson. This town was chosen for its country life which gave children a close contact with nature. The school opened much later due to the WW I, in 1926. 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.

Labyrinth school

The school, also known as the Labyrinth school, because of its long hallways, was partly demolished in 2012. The protected buildings will be transformed to apartments for senior citizens.

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