Around 1923

The Pipyn textile company begins constructing a new spinning mill, representing a shift from brick vaults (the former Manchester building) towards modern construction methods, including Manchester buildings with unreinforced concrete, joist beams and flat roofs for the first time in history. A boiler house is built alongside the fabric halls.


Due to the stock market crash, Pipyn’s textile business struggles and eventually closes down in 1934.


Vynckier, located just across the canal alo ng the Gasmeterlaan, acquires the empty factory.