Akranes Cement Works, Iceland

The workings of the Akranes Cement Works.

 

Photographer Andrew Brooks is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  These photographs are from his project ‘Disused Cement Works‘. To see Andrew’s main gallery of project and photographs click on any image.

 

Steps and walkways

Steps and walkways

 

The workings

The workings

 

Akranes Cement Works
An exploration of the disused cement works in Akranes Iceland, which is 20km north of Reykjavík. The factory operated in the town since the 1950’s and stopped production in 2014. When I visited the lights were still on. I was fascinated by the almost sculptural forms within the factory, the bright industrial lighting showed the textures and shapes in a way that had its own sense of beauty.

 

The workings

The workings

 

Control room

Control room

 

The workings

The workings

 

Testing room

Testing room

 

Control and monitoring

Control and monitoring

 

The loading bay and courtyard.

The loading bay and courtyard.

 

The workings

The workings

 

The courtyard and our way in to the factory.

The courtyard and our way in to the factory.

 

We were there during a storm that was coming in off the sea. The old windows were rattling and the wind was whistling past the chimneys and through the courtyards of the factory.

Thanks to Eirikur Thor and Heiðrún Þráinsdóttir Kelly for arranging access to the site. And also thanks to Curated Place for setting up the Immersion Iceland project, you can see more natural landscape images from the project here.

 

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