Grand Hornu

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View on the central plaza
View on the central plaza

Grand-Hornu is an old industrial mining complex in Hornu in the municipality of Boussu, Belgium. It was built by Henri De Gorge between 1810 and 1830. It is a unique example of functional town-planning. Today it is owned by the province of Hainaut, which houses temporary exhibitions in the buildings. As one of four Major Mining Sites of Wallonia, UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site in 2012

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Coordinates: 50°26′7″N 3°50′22″E / 50.43528°N 3.83944°E / 50.43528; 3.83944