Building Dreams is a ongoing project about my hometown and the surrounding districts’ environmental planning. The town is situated to the south of Brussels and has always been highly industrialized. At the end of the 20th century, the industry in the area was declining, which led to lots of abandoned factory buildings. These days, the industry is mainly active in the distribution of goods while some of the heavier industry has faded away.
Despite the presence of all these factories, my hometown has always been located in a rather rural setting. The last few years, however, it appears to have become one giant industrial area, whereby nature is suppressed in order for the industry to expand. The ever-changing landscape has an impact on several levels.