In mid March it was reported that the scaffolding of the Brussels Palace of Justice would have to be replaced. The scaffolding, which has been in place since 1984, needs to be reinforced and adapted before renovation works on the building can take place.
Several residents of Brussels have not seen the Palace of Justice without scaffolding in their lifetimes. Except some pictures from the late 1970s, younger citizens have not been able to appreciate the beauty of the building as it has been in repair since the 1980’s.
Prompted by the renovation of the scaffolding, which itself represents a symbol of the longstanding period of reparations, graphic artist BALO has embarked on a difficult yet exciting task: recreating the image of the Palace of Justice without scaffolding. Through a series of digital image processing maneuvers, BALO has been able to show us what the building would look like.
I wanted to erase one by one the scaffolding and show you how the most beautiful courthouse in the world could look once completely renovatedBelgian graphic artist, BALO