industrial renovation: a new life for old things


Sometimes a story just works.  This is one of those times.  (No, not this story.  This story.)

The text is rather limited and bland but finding out that these old Viennese gasometers had been reborn as live-work-shop spaces made me nod my head in approval.



What else would you do with four 113 year old red-brick cylinders standing 230 feet tall and 197 feet in diameter?


– Over 70 shops, restaurants, bars and cafes
– A multiplex cinema with 12 screens
– An events hall with room for 4,200 people
– A daycare center
– The Vienna National Archive
– 11,000 square meters (118,403 sq ft) of office space.
– 615 apartments
– A 230-bed student dormitory

Works for me.


2 Comments to “industrial renovation: a new life for old things”

  1. That’s it, I’m moving to Vienna!

  2. Wow, I’d like to see that in person. It must be like living in a biosphere.

    Thanks for sharing.

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