Earlier this summer, I returned to France to continue working on my Hauts-de-France Mining Basin project and to present at a conference about resilience strategies. While there, I photographed throughout the region, including at high-profile coal mine redevelopment sites. Among those I visited are the 51N4E-designed C-Mine complex and Koen Vanmechelen’s Labiomista in Genk, Belgium, as well as the SANAA-designed Louvre Lens in Lens, France. Several of these photographs from the broader mining basin and former mines are below.
COAL MINE REDEVELOPMENT SITES
C-Mine (Genk, Belgium)
Thor Park (Genk, Belgium)
Koen Vanmechelen’s Labiomista (Genk, Belgium)
9-9 Bis (Oignies, France)
Mine, Terril du 11/19 (Loos-en-Gohelle, France)
Noyelles-sous-Lens Terril (Lens, France)