Publication
Title
The construction of Ghent's textile industry warehouses
Author
Abstract
This paper examines the wide variety of warehouses belonging to the textile industry in Ghent, an important historical harbour city in Belgium, once called the "Manchester of the mainland". Different types of warehouses were built depending on the characteristics of the materials stored, the location of the warehouse and whether the goods stored would be used in manufacturing or were finished products. The specific architecture, construction and organisation of these warehouses are analysed, with special attention to the reasons for the prevalence of one construction material or another.
Language
English
Source (book)
Construction History : proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Construction History (6ICCH 2018), July 9-13, 2018, Brussels, Belgium / Wouters, Ine [edit.]
Publication
CRC Press , 2018
ISBN
978-1-138-58414-3
Volume/pages
p. 519-526
ISI
000550729000068
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External links
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Creation 14.06.2018
Last edited 23.08.2022