Université VB

Take a field of 8 ha once occupied by a Cistercian abbey. On this ground, a complex of buildings built between 1930 and 1937.
We have two hours for the visit. This long will it be enough ? Nay !
During that time, we could see only part of one of the buildings. Suffice to say that a new visit is required.

The complex is mostly built during the inter-war in modernist in style, although an additional building was erected in 1965.
Yet only two years later, the university began to migrate its activities to a larger site, the death of the site is already programmed... The last students have deserted corridors in 2006.
Since then, an administration has taken possession of the newer building while the rest of the complex must be renovated and converted into dwellings. Begin of work planned some day in the indefinite future.
Obviously, the site quickly became a giant squat and a supermarket for thieves in the area. However, the details are still present everywhere and walk the long corridors remains a pleasure.

Université VB

As always, a forgotten chair.

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Although the complex is in modernist style, some details reminiscent of Art Deco.

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

VIP class room.

Université VB

It changes our wooden benches...

Université VB

The vectorial random sequencing cyclotron.
This device is used to make waffles (as its name suggests).

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Toward the light or the darkness ?

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Old school !

Université VB

Dead ivy.

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

Université VB

"Please keep this local in order."
Ok, no problem.

Université VB

Goodbye !

13

July 2013

Return