Breakdown

These photographs are of the most important factory in my hometown. Once the pride with more then 4,000 employees, it stopped its production line in the beginning of the 21st century. High production costs and loans here, and alternative cheap labor in East-Europe and Asia made their product, viscose, too expensive to sell.

Now they break down the factory. Within 10 years over 5,000 people will live here. Some of these buildings will remain standing as a remembrance of our industrial cultural heritage.
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All photographs by Wouter Brandsma