A massive steel labyrinth by Belgian studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh.
Wonderful things can occur when architecture meets art. Belgian studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh has created this impressive steel maze in the area of a disused coal mine in Genk, Belgium. It has been designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the C-mine arts centre at the former Winterslag coal mining site. The team of architects and artists designed this massive sculpture using 186 tons of steel. The entire labyrinth consists of about one kilometer of tricky corridors with walls up to 5 meters. This huge sculptural installation focuses on the exploration of form and space. It’s an architectural and artistic interpretation of a traditional labyrinth. Visitors can walk through a sequence of spatial and sculptural experiences. Numerous gaps allow visitors to have a look into other sections. In addition, they offer some help to find a way out of the maze. Check out the photos below.
I recommend you to have a look at Gijs Van Vaerenbergh’s website to see more of their great projects. Their work ranges from architectural projects developed in public spaces to sculptural installations. And sometimes they form a wonderful symbiosis of both worlds.