Thor’s Hammer

After meticulous restoration, Thor Central opens to be the beating heart of former Genk coal mining site: Thor Park.

eld teamed up with restoration architects Satijn+ to re-purpose the former Art Deco headquarters of the mining company into a vibrant hub, with meeting spaces, an auditorium, a restaurant & cafe, central reception desk, as well as a daycare center.

Thor central is to be the gateway to a 30-hectare urban park with recreation space, a technology campus, a business incubator and an energy research center.

In the years to come, Thor park is set to provide work space for 5.000 – to 7.000 people, the same number as in the heyday of the coal mining industry, 80 years ago.