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Het Oud Postkantoor

« Het Oud Postkantoor », lies in the center of the city of Ostend on the Belgian Coast. It was a former administration office of the PTT (Post-Telefoon-Telegraaf). The building was left in 1999, due to huge cost, and the city of Ostend get it for free.

« Het Oud Postkantoor », lies in the center of the city of Ostend on the Belgian Coast. It was a former administration office of the PTT (Post-Telefoon-Telegraaf). The building was left in 1999, due to huge cost, and the city of Ostend get it for free.

It has a top location viewing the city park, just a short walk away from the main shopping street, the beach and the amusements like bars, restaurants and disco’s.

A cultural hall with theater, art, shows and dancing will transform this block in a new attraction of the city. This should be finished in 2011.

This building could be visited by the public before the complete renovation. It is abandoned for 9 years, but some people maintain the block in good working and proper conditions.

The building has been drawned by Gaston Eysselinck, and its style is postwar modernism. Concrete and cubist lines are the base, and a gigantic cupper sculpture should make appeal to pride and strong of the Belgian Post.

The inner rooms are gigantic, the floor base of the main rooms are about 500 square meters, 3 stores high, and it has also the same space on each side and in the back. On top you have a open terras with veranda with a fantastic lookout, the former restaurant was there.

written by swieconek

1 comment

  1. jelga

    jelga

    great gallery! especially the funky ceiling lamps ;)
    and sorry for the spelling mistakes in dutch!

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