Freshkills Park Blog

Treatment plant to urban playground

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Dutch architecture firm Arons en Gelauff has won a design competition to adapt a pair of former sewage treatment silos in Amsterdam into a multi-functional cultural complex.  The design tops one of the silos with a splashy, open-rooftop playground and wraps it with a green wall.  Another silo is topped by a glassed-in restaurant.

It’s an exciting proposal, especially given the former use as a treatment plant.  Freshkills Park is an innovative project and all, but it’s not such a big stretch of the imagination to envision the site as a park.  We’re grateful to European designers and decision-makers for continuing to blaze the trail of creative adaptive reuse.

(via Treehugger)

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April 14, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , ,

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