130 building sites across Flanders open gates to the general public

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The move is an attempt to highlight the innovative aspect of construction industry.

28 April 2008

BELGIUM – About 130 buildings sites across Flanders and Brussels were open to the public on Sunday.

Organised by the Building Confederation, the event is a move to help put the spotlight on the innovative aspect of the construction industry.

The industry hopes that in so doing it can attract youngsters to help it fill the void made by the current labour shortage in construction.
All kinds of building sites have opened their gates to the public.

The construction site of the new "Riverside Museum" in Antwerp was open, as was the new public library in the Limburg town of Genk. The library will not be officially open to the public until September.

Elsewhere, visitors have the chance to see how renovation work is progressing at the old prison complex in the Flemish Brabant town of Vilvoorde.

Five of the wind turbine bases that will form part of a large scale wind energy project on the Thornton Bank were also open to visitors at a construction site in Ostend.

[flandersenews.be / Expatica]

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