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Old October 23rd, 2014, 05:12 AM   #1
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Industrial buildings converted into housing/office/commercial complexes

Let's use this thread to show examples of industrial buildings converted into housing/office/public complexes

Gasometer - Vienna, built 1869-1899. Currently a residential/commercial complex













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Old October 23rd, 2014, 05:15 AM   #2
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Stary Browar - Poznan, built in 1844 as a brewery. Currently a shopping centre.





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Old October 23rd, 2014, 05:16 AM   #3
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New City Center - Lodz, built in the early 1900s as a heat and power plant. Currently being developed as a centrepiece for the city's new neighbourhood rejuvenation.









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Manufaktura - Lodz, built between 1877 and 1878 as an industrial complex. Currently an arts centre, shopping mall, and leisure complex





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Old October 23rd, 2014, 05:24 AM   #5
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CPR Angus Shops - Montreal, Built in 1904, manufacturing, repairing and selling facility of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Currently technopole and commercial complex











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Old October 27th, 2014, 12:39 AM   #6
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Ottawa Street Power Station

A former municipal electric and steam utility generating station for the Lansing Board of Water and Light in Lansing, Michigan, located on the Grand River in the city's central business district that was redeveloped as corporate headquarters for the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. Build in 1937-1939.

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Cement factory in Barcelona turned into (in my opinion) one of the most amazing houses of all time:








It's full of open concrete spaces yet it still feels so cozy. Genius!!
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Gemini Residence, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Les Espaces Culturels du Silo d'Arenc, Marseille, France
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These are proof that you can re-use any obsolete old building to fit modern standards instead of mindlessly demolishing it without any care of what the future generations might think.
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Adelaide, South Australia former power station, now Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Originally built in 1921 in the so-called Edwardian free-style.



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Great examples guys
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I'm happy so many factories and mills are being restored and converted.

We have the Battersea Power Station in London and Domino Sugar Plant in NY to also look forward to
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Lime House, Kent, UK
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former Luma lightbulb factory, Glasgow, Scotland

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former India tyre factory, Inchinnan (just outside Glasgow's boundary), Scotland

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A great place and its people are not renewed lightly.
The caked layers of grime grow warm, like homely coats.
But yet they will be dislodged and men will still be warm.
The old coats are discarded. The old ice is loosed. The old seeds are awake.

Slip out of darkness, it is time.

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