marjolijn dijkman's project 'the free world' explores "the so called ‘ghosthotel’ in the vrijbroekspark in mechelen, belgium. originally intended as a grand urban vision for the provincial city of mechelen, this ruin has become fossilized, a failed utopia in the middle of a nature reserve. due to too high speculation and constructive problems (literally built upon mud) the construction has never been completed. besides a kind of virtual archeologic reconstruction of a never completed building, this work is also a speculation on the current broader issue of abandoned building projects around the world and possible future scenarios to come." see more here and here.
[all marjolijn dijkman. the free world. 2009. top to bottom: original impression of 1969. still. still.]