„There are many cities that are blessed by the Lord in different ways and are praised by all, some for their grain, others for their wine, their iron or copper, others for their beautiful and magnificent city walls and houses, others again for their favourable location on navigable rivers. But Liège surpasses all these cities, for the Lord God has furnished it with all the aforementioned virtues together […]. I must say as much as possible about the River Meuse, however, for it is not only the city‘s greatest jewel but also its greatest asset, for of what use to a city are its own riches if it cannot exchange them for other vital necessities from other lands in a sensible manner?“
Braun und Hogenberg, Stadtansicht von Lüttich um 1572, Englische Übersetzung der Legende, aus: https://www.sanderusmaps.com/en/our-catalogue/detail/166797/antique-map-bird‘s-eye-view-of-liège-by-braun-and-hogenberg.
Module: M3, La Batte, Markthalle – Place Saint-Léonard, Liège, freies Thema Masterthesis
Module Code: MPO Architektur 2011