Tag: Reuse

Kraanspoor / OTH Architecten

Kraanspoor (translated as craneway) is a light-weight transparent office building of three floors built on top of a concrete craneway on the grounds of the former NDSM (Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij) shipyard, a relic of Amsterdam’s shipping industry. This industrial monument, built in 1952, has a length of 270 meters, a height of 13,5 meters and a width of 8,7 meters. A street length and width. The new construction on top is the same 270 meters long, with a width of 13,8 meters, accentuates the length of Kraanspoor and the phenomenal expansive view of the river IJ. Fully respecting its foundation, the building is lifted by slender steel columns 3 meters above the crane way, appearing to float above the impressive concrete colossus.

ArchDaily Full Article
OTH Architecten – Architect

‘Food Bridge’ wins design contest for old 520 floating bridge

Another Great Bridge Reuse contest!

A design for parks and gardens on the South Park neighborhood’s waterfront won the international competition to create a use for the old 520 floating bridge pontoons, according to the competition’s Facebook page. The “Food Bridge” would be set afloat along the Duwamish River.

Update 9-28: “The plan is currently to decommission the existing bridge, which most likely involves deconstructing it into smaller pieces so it can be removed from the project limits. We have not yet determined if or how the pieces could be reused, but will consider the ideas which came out of the contest,” Britt Thorson wrote on behalf of Kiewit/General/Manson, the company building the new 520 bridge.

Link to Full Article
rReThinkReuse.org website

Transforming the Bridge : 2012

Another Great reuse Bridge Competition

In 2012, Cleveland Design Competition: Transforming the Bridge challenged entrants to re-imagine the abandoned lower streetcar level of Cleveland’s Detroit-Superior Bridge as a dynamic public space, performance venue and pedestrian experience. At the beginning of 2012, a group of local designers and business leaders launched an initiative called “The Bridge Project” to raise public awareness about the potential of The Bridge and to engage the community for input on opening the lower level for public use. The Cleveland Design Competition partnered with The Bridge Project to engage designers to propose compelling visions for the permanent use of The Bridge, public access into and passage through the lower level of The Bridge and connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods. – See more at: http://clevelandcompetition.com/past-competitions/2012-transforming-the-bridge/#sthash.oBFQBOyw.dpuf

See all of the entries here


Incredible Cement Factory Conversion in Barcelona

The cement factory conversion by Ricardo Bofill in Barcelona, Spain is one of the most interesting the Sifter has seen to date. With over 30 silos, multiple buildings and towering ceilings throughout, the space is incredibly raw and presents countless design challenges. Now a multi-purpose facility with an office, residence, exhibition space and more, this is an incredibly unique property with equally an equally dramatic landscape and views of the beautiful Barcelona. See below for full details and information on Ricardo Bofill. Enjoy!

Twistedsifter Article – 30 pics
Architect – Ricardo Bofill

C-Mine Expeditie / NU architectuuratelier

From the architect. C-tour is the winning project for the design of an underground tourist attraction within the reconversion of the old mine-complex of Winterslag in Genk. C-tour is a tour under and above the ground, with focal point on the experience, made by linking some existing subterranean mine-industry constructions with new structures and tunnels.

ArchDaily – Article
Architect – NU architectuuratelier

Belgium Water Tower Converted into Single Family Home

Located in the Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel, this 30 meter (98.4 ft) water tower was originally built between 1938 and 1941. It was in service until the 1990s and was even used as a watchtower by the Nazis when they took over Belgium in World War II.
In 2007, Bham Design Studio set forth to completely renovate and convert the former water tower into a single family home. The exterior was completely restored to its original state, while columns were repaired, joints were removed and top floor windows were enlarged.

Twisted Sifter – Article

Architects – Bham Design Studio