Montevideo magazijnen

THE ABANDONED WAREHOUSES IN BELGIUM


The ‘Montevideo Magazijnen’ are a series of twenty-two brick sheds were built in 1895 and named after the ships that sailed out to Rio de la Plata. These 12.000 square meter big halls are located in the neighbourhood of Het Eilandje, a part of the old port of Antwerpen.

The halls were built in the industrial style that is specific to the port of Antwerpen. The buildings were designed by Frans De Winter, architect of the city Antwerpen. Until 1950 they were used by its last owner, the English army. They stored food, cigarettes and coffee in the halls. The classic saw roofs kept the light out.

During our visit the buildings were in a bad state. The warehouses were protected as a monument in 2001. In 2011 the halls were stripped. Renovation was planned, but in 2019 the site is still an abandoned site. I visited the ‘Montevideo magazijnen’ in 2007.

Built 1895
Abandoned 1950
Endangered
Montevideo magazijnen
Montevideo magazijnen
Montevideo magazijnen
Montevideo magazijnen


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