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Bassin carrier d’Antoing (Le)

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Le Bassin carrier d’Antoing (The Antoing quarry basin) will the topic of an interpretation centre that will be created soon by the municipality. François Schuiten was mandated by the Lemay Fund to establish the project's graphic and narrative guidelines.

The interpretation centre will be a discovery tool for the general public that will offer an immersive experience in the heart of the quarry basin. The site proposed for the interpretation space is the Requiem quarry and the Soufflet Leblond ovens. The site is a perfect example of the heritage and natural added value that can be generated over time by mining and processing sites that have ceased to operate 1) 2).

In October 2019 François Schuiten visited the site to absorb the atmosphere.

Copyright photo: La Capitale

Schuiten: “Je n’ai jamais vu une carrière aussi importante et spectaculaire. Elle est très intéressante de par sa dimension et sa profondeur. C’est un ensemble de carrières qui vont se réunir puisque les Carrières d’Antoing, Lemay et du milieu ne formeront plus qu’un grand trou de 30ha dans 15 ou 20 ans. C’est très inspirant !3)

The creation of an interpretation centre for the quarry basin is the flagship project of the municipality of Antoing for the next decade. François will be working on it for at least the next 1,5 year.