Ottersum, The Netherlands
The transition period of being used and being dismantled is probably the most fragile moment of a building. It easily can be occupied by squatters or stripped by copper-/ iron thieves. Although the Dutch government made it illegal to squatter, building owners take precautions. When a building is waiting for it’s demolition, the owner will make it unattractive for thieves and squatters to enter. There are special companies, who will take out all usable interior, and trash the place so it will be uninhabitable. Just before the arrival of these companies that will trash the place, I took down the curtains, what seems like the last bit of interior identity, and I replaced them in there own environment.
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