The End of the Pipeline' is zooming in and fragmenting the empowering industrial strip in Antwerp North that goes until the Dutch border. This petroleum sprawl is heavily scattered with large scale machinery for global scale production. It is a monopoly of inarguable companies. Their future in the industrial park seems permanent, but as the world looks more frequently towards renewable energy sources, (development of large-scale offshore windmill parks, the dispersed installation of solar panels, the increasing enthusiasm for hydroelectric cars) the question arises, not if the landscape will remain (it will inevitably develop), but how will the energy transition impact the industrial infrastructures? How must we document and archive these soon-to-be-post-industrial structures? To answer this, I photographed, and therefore collected, details of components; that formulate the ‘anonymous monumental sculptures’ and the solid architecture that falls in-between.

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