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© All photos: Filip Dujardin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
© All photos: Filip Dujardin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
© All photos: Filip Dujardin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
© All photos: Filip Dujardin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Fruit growing has a long tradition in Pajottenland, a region located west of Brussels. Yet large greenhouses are rare – especially the kind built by Jo Taillieu Architecten, with a café and conference rooms, where even the local council meets. 
The new Paddenbroek Education Centre serves the community of Gooik, a Belgian village of 1,800 inhabitants. The centre is for locals and tourists alike, and showcases the region’s natural landscape, agriculture, and cultural identity. Located about 1 km from the village centre, it also integrates the remains of an abandoned fruit farm.