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Behind the lines of the stone


Since the end of the Second World War, Brussels has undergone an aggressive building renewal which led to the total or partial demolition of historical buildings. In some cases only the façade was preserved and even sometimes used on a different building.

The city’s authorities pursued urban redevelopment efforts to satisfy their desire to create a new image of the city as the political-institutional center of the nascent EU.

Within this context, a façade challenges the way we perceive the city.

A city affected by a continuous act of deconstruction, relocation, fragmentation and reconstruction of its parts. And so, the illusion of the city’s identity is revealed and the lines between true and fake become blurred. 

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