31.03.23 – 18.06.23
‘Dreaming Out Loud’ is a series focusing on young designers and artists who hardly have a stage yet in Limburg and the Euregion. This year it is the turn of Marie Frioni (BE), who won the third prize of the Euregional Architecture Prize in 2015.
Coal exploitation accelerated the urban development of Eisden Dorp and, by extension, Maasmechelen. The coal mine provided a lot of work, attracting young men, and later their families, to settle in faraway Belgium. Building plans for completely new residential areas rolled off the drawing board at a rapid pace. However, coal mining was short-lived. One hundred years later, with the closure of the coal mine, Maasmechelen is left orphaned as an unfinished town. Today, further parceled out to accommodate its multicultural population.