There are so many industrial buildings that are part of our cultural landscapes, that we ignore and eventually demolish, either consciously or by neglect. In the Netherlands, they hold adaptive reuse design competitions instead. Arons en Gelauff architects just won a competition to convert sewage treatment silos into a multifunctional cultural center, theater and restaurants as Annie MG Schmidt House, "breathing new life into the silos, transforming them into an inspiring and lively place which will help shape the character of the new Zeeburgereiland housing district."
I love the green wall around the silo, with the playground on top.
Annie MG Schmidt (1911-1995) is Holland’s most famous author of childrens books. via Archdaily
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