Entering fall has made me more appreciative of the few sunny days we have left. So when the sunday morning blue sky predicted a good day ahead, there was no way I was staying inside. I called a friend, grabbed my coat – which in retrospect I could have left home – and left to visit a market filled with handmade goods located in C-mine, Genk – more about that later.
Stepping out into the giant courtyard our eyes locked onto a big square steel structure filling up a big part of the space. Obviously we weren’t about to leave without checking it out. It turned out to be a labyrinth - and a rather difficult one at that – designed by the art and architecture duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh and Herman Meuwes for C-mine’s 10th birthday. Apparently, people like to get lost because due to it’s succes it’s staying put until september 2016!
I LOVED it, visiting on a sunny day was the best coincidental choice we made. The structure has circular cut outs all over, creating different view points, perspectives and amazing shadow play. We unintentionally – because it turned out we’re not particularly good maze runners – and intentionally postponed finding the exit to see the steel planes intersect in the various places. From some viewing points the environment was framed, though I was completely caught up admiring the structure itself. Definitely, definitely recommend visiting this while it’s still possible, preferably on a sunny day to fill you with awe.
I had a lot of fun, because admittedly it makes you feel like a child again. My hat goes off to the talented architects who put time and effort into making this amazing structure. More info can be found here.
Did you enjoy it as much as I did?