Congress venue

Old Prison

The WCC 2022 will take place in a special building! The old prison was erected in 1855 according to the 'panopticon principle', with a star-shaped floor plan. The central part housed the guards who had to be able to keep an eye on every cell corridor. This was not possible due to a construction error.

Although the building is not protected, it has been renovated with great respect. Since 2012 the law faculty of the Hasselt University has its residence here. It could hardly be more symbolic, because now future judges, lawyers and magistrates study in the place where once convicted people were serving their sentences.

Address
Oude gevangenis
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Belgium

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