Abandoned Industries Serve Culture and Creativity with Ingenuity

Abandoned Silos are the resource of transformations that Fill Empty Voids with New Life.. Different functions, mixed uses and creativity in all its forms. Eight examples around the world show us the way how to expand our imagination and adopt innovated designing methods beyond conventional paths.
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Rendering of Heatherwick’s silo-to-V&A Museum in Cape Town transformation. Image via Dezeen.
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Rendering of the exterior view of the museum. Image via Metalocus.
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Interior rendering of the V&A Museum in Cape Town. Image via Fast Company.
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Student dormitories, Mill Junction, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Gemini Residences, Copenhagen, Denmark by MVRDV.
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Climbing Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands by NL Architects.
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Skydiving Center, Warsaw, Poland by MOKO Architects.
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Silo 468, Helsinki, Finland as outdoor illuminated installation by Lighting Design Collective for the city’s World Design Capital 2012 celebrations.
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Brazilian street art duo Os Gêmeos have been transforming six 70-foot-tall silos on Vancouver’s Granville Island into their signature colorful, straight-faced cartoon figures, for a giant piece titled, well, Giants.
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Aspect of Vancouver’s city embankment with the “Giants”.

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