Aalst, Belgium

The monument is located next to the supermarket where eight people were killed in the last and most terrible terroristic assault of a series in Belgium between 1982 and 1985. The location for the project is an area in between the store and the park, where the memorial finds itself suspended between city and nature. A gradient of polished stones turns from dark red to bright yellow, matching the autumn colour of the eight ginkgo trees planted above. Together, they create a ‘sunrise of hope’, 38 years after the tragic event.

Year: 2021 – 2023
Client: Private
Photographs: Michiel De Cleene