This impressive site is a set of 19 distinct houses, pleasantly separated by courts and gardens. All the façades are neo-Renaissance flamish style.
Incorporated in 1969 to the University of Liège, the veterinary school of Cureghem loses its perd son independence. During Summer 1991, this university leaves the site to settle the heights of Sart-Tilman in Liège, where the lessons are still being taught.
The buildings, dated from early 1900's, are at least been listed as historical monument on the 22nd February 1990. Since this relocation, the site is abandoned. Hopefully, it remains protected from vandals and even urban explorers.
Only ten years later, the reconversion of the site stats: projects of lofts starts in 2005.
Today, project is completed. Invest! Urban exploration is over: located in the heart of Brussels, garden of 500,000m², incredible...
been there on 19/12/2014 and it was under construction and everything is removed inside !!!
I was there last december, what was left was the dark room in the basement with the horror cans. It was very overwhelming. I can only imagine, when seeing the pictures from 2008, what the feeling must have been like then. I recognized certain cans and animals but so much was gone. And now I hear the whole building has been cleaned out cause they will also be making lofts in the last one that was still abandoned. As a passionate explorer I am very happy I got to see this place, but it also made me very sad thinking about what happened to all those animals and what pain they must have gone through being tested on... Stuff to think about for sure.
We never really cared, because the place is still insanely beautiful, but all lost treasures are gone.
Only one animal-remain is still whispering in the building, communicating with the voices of long lost teachers and students.
I heard that the complete building will be restored next year, it's a historical and architectural masterpiece.
Go there while you can, be confused and amazed. The location is not that hard to find either.
It's a (small) dog with some fur leftover at it's nose while the rest is skinned.
This must be THE most photographed object of this place: you can find many other pictures of it, every time in an other location within the building.
Does anyone know what animal is in picture 13?
I visited the veterinary school today.Everything has been renovated apart from the central labs building which hides plenty of horrifying treasures. I found it a fantastic urbex spot, you should definitely check it out. Please have a look at my material here, pretty hardcore: www.flickr.com
3 weeks a go we were at this lab, but we couldn't go inside. There were a lot of cars in front of the building and we didnt had a possibility to climb over a fense. You know the best way to get inside. Maybe you know a sollution. Than i give you some addresses from llocations.
The urban hurmenator
looks like.the set for the nine inch nails video.
wow, can=t believe how scary this was
here is our pictureset
This is amazing! the building its self is inspiring! I am a vegan but even I can see the haunting beauty in the horror lab.
does anyone know what the animal in image 18 is? it looks like it has a nose like a dog but it has trotters.. goat maybe?
what a dream to be able to see this one day.
This place is a private place, wher people are leaving.
There is know lofts and appartements , some are stil to be selt
There is nothing more of " horors" in the front buildings, all has been taken by de administration of Anderlecht. Don't try ton visite this place, it's no more empty.
I was here a couple of days ago, the site is all locked up, walked the block and couldn't find a way in. You could jump the 3.5m fence at night, but I couldn't see if there was a way in, every door and window at ground level looked solidly boarded up, and there are cars, bikes, people, and dogs inside the fence, seemingly inhabiting the other buildings in the same complex.
On the up side, the veterinary school building itself still seems untouched, and if you could get in, these things are probably still there.
@ Denise Would be interested in that, too.
If you are there please tell me if it can still be explored.
@ the photographer of this site: Your pictures are so damn amazing( also very scary)
I'm in Brussel right now and I'm wondering if this building still can be explored? Anyone? please
@ Red: it's a dog ;(!
Can anyone tell me what kind of animal is in pictures 13, 14, 15, 17, and 22? A friend and I looked at it today and neither of us can identify it. A few of my professors looked at it and couldn't tell for sure. I'm super curious about it. Please identify it if you can, I'll owe you my gratitude forever.
Is deze locatie nog toegankelijk? Anders ga ik er volgende week heen.
Gister langs geweest. Kon helaas nergens een weg vinden om binnen te komen. Dus helaas alleen erom gelopen..
Hi guys, when I've seen the pictures on the Forbidden places' book I was like petrified, that place is astonishing! Now everytime I come here and i see pictures from the horror lab I repeat to myself I've to go there!
As for now I'm looking for a cheap flight, probably in August! Does anybody knows if it'll be too late ? and just in case, could be really nice to have someone to go with! I'm thinking about going to the coal mine too...
If someone is interested (hope so ) mail me at il.dio.pantofola [ a t ] g m a i l . c o m
PS: great website, great book, great locations! If you're looking for a guide in Italy mail me
I've been there today seems like a nice place! go back next week to visit the basement! talked to the owners, and they told me the goverment will start a museum in it. if you wanna go check it out be quick!
OMG please ignore my last comment! I was unknowingly
I visisted this site again, just 2 days ago and it IS accessible, you just need to look around with a bit of creativity and you WILL find a way in
Once you get in make sure to visit the Attic, which gives you entry to a small hidden room, full of old books completely overgrown with mould!!! Very awesome view!
Also on the floor right below the attic, there's an old (classroom I guess?) which is VERY nise, very worth the visit!
And indeed.. in the cellar there is still that one room everyone would love to visit. The horror labs itself!
A quite small room, complete full of the dead animals in jars!
Very dark in here.. so make sure you've got enough flaslights with you
One of the most exciting and beatifiul explorations I have done so far probably!
During my visit I came across a couple signs of vandalism.. Like smashed jars, pipettes etc. So if you're planning to visit, I recommend you to do it quickly..
I have visited.. (or at least tried to) the horrorlabs a couple of weeks ago.
The entire site has been well set off by a big wall and fence. The only way to come in is when a owner of 1 of the new build appartments will open the automatic gate.. But the chances of not being seen will be very small..
Also every building has been removed.. except the administrative building which is located right next to the main street..
It's a shame but there is just no way to get in.. and if I have read every comment about the horror labs correctly.. even if you get in to the administrative building.. the horror labs aren't located here..
they are just gone
Does anybody know, if it is still possible to get in? I'd like to visit the Horrorlabs this year - but because I live in germany, it would cost me lots of money - so it would be better to know, if it would be worthwile
Very tricky to access these days, we got lucky when the automatic gate opened when a car drove out. You're likely to get spotted by some grumpy old french speaking guy (janitor or some sort). He told us the oldest part of the site is completely sealed of due to hazardous toxins. The front section is indeed inaccessible, but there are other places that were interesting enough. Make sure you find an entrance to the basements, those will get you anywhere (except for the old part). If you're planning to go, do it now.
Been there today, still accessible and one building isn't reconverted, the one with the heads~in~fluids.. The stables are gone now.. This was the most adventerous access I ever had
I am a veterinary student at Virginia Tech, and I see jars like those myself on a daily basis so I knew what I was up against, or so I thought. x-D.
Their method of display were rather unorthodox. Take the dissected fetal pig for example: how were students able to study the internal structure and identify the organs if the whole cavity was limp? The one pig specimen with the intact eye ball caught me off guard, but everything else was rather beautiful (from a student's point of few). The cow head was pretty cool to see (knew what it was from a distant).
I can't imagine what it must had smelled like in there. The cabinets were filled with what seemed like residue of whatever chemical they chose to preserve the animals in, and some of the specimens themselves look like the containers had given to the ware of time and had started to decompose.
Thanks for the adventure. It's always a pleasure embarking them with you.
vandaag nog geweest, moeite waard graakt nog binne als ge een beetje creatief rond zoekt.
vandaag geweest, een grote poort met daarachter lofts, niet mogelijk om nog binnen te geraken, a big shame, serieus teleurgesteld....
Wel ooit een heel mooi gebouw geweest, dat nu vol zit met rijke stinkerds :-(
kan je daar een beetje gemakkelijk binnen?
koevoeten maken me nogal verdacht, zeker als ik er mogelijks iemand tegenkom, de doorsnee fotograaf neemt die niet mee...
Bahahz lol i showed thoes pics to one of my Vegan friends...
i got effing vomit all over my computer becuz of her!
It was worth it to see the expresion on her face = P
the photos pretty much did horrify me.. whether it's for the sake of science or not, those kinds of things done to animals disturb me greatly. the pictures were definitely amazing, though, in terms of photography.
now i know why you call it THE HORROR LABS ! Before i continue looking at the picture i said " its not really desgusting " but after when i continued i was almost going to "throw up" ( joking ) i meant ...... its really ugly but interresting at the same time. So keep working cause i love this site
this is so wicked (:
I went to visit it last sunday...
it was amazing (:
me & my friend are going back in the vacation..
how did you find this anyway?
This shit is fucking crazy man..i am blown
i cant belive that this is real ... this is ill ... im not sure that this is Reconverted it looks so taintet why they put this animals in this bottles ... Some of them i cant identify ... but i love it, secrets give things the touch that touchs me dear-greets from the abyss
Spooky and not for the fainthearted, but so exclusive and quite unique project. Excellent work!
Da's gewoon vies & gemeen.
Very good photographs, but very grizzly!
..forgot to mention----great pics as always
just curious---why was the administrative building not accessible?
Wonder what they used all these jars for
Wouldn;t want to work in there during my dinner time
What a great site! The Veterinary school is fantastic, I mean where else would you find a place in such good condition! Keep up the good work.
Truly stunning slyv, and amazing find.
Great pictures, what a crazy place !
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