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almere castle hotel abandoned Abandoned Castle Project near Almere in the Netherlands has Become a Modern Ruin

If historic castles had been built using modern methods, this is what they would look like – assuming they were abandoned half way through construction, that is. The now-defunct castle building project began in 1999 as an effort to build a luxury hotel near Almere in the Netherlands.

almere castle hotel abandoned 2 Abandoned Castle Project near Almere in the Netherlands has Become a Modern Ruin

But the project, reportedly designed by architect Renaud Storm van Leeuwen and set to use stone from historic buildings in Hungary, ultimately failed and came to a halt in 2002. Abandoned for a decade, the building has now become a modern ruin and failure to find a new investor means it’ll probably remain so. In its unfinished state, the gloomy structure has the look of an abandoned industrial complex rather than its intended appearance.

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