Gallery: 6 Amazing Green Renovations That Turn Industrial Buildings int...

 
In the wake of last year's news that Germany would completely phase out the use of nuclear power by 2022 in favor of renewable energy sources, we spotted an equally pleasing report that one of their former nuclear plants had been converted into West Germany's Wunderland Kalkar. The incredible adaptive reuse project transformed a never-used nuclear reactor into an amusement park that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

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  1. CM_KKM September 9, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Amazing, well done!

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  3. r_krebs April 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Helen Morgan, thanks for covering these 6 interesting projects. These are great examples of re-purposing existing buildings; we would be interested in knowing how energy efficient these buildings are over time. Creating an efficient building envelope reduces resources used to heat and cool a building over its entire life. This can lower the environmental impact throughout the entire life of the building. See http://www.greenbuildingsolutions.org/Main-Menu/Design-Elements for studies on how specific building elements can reduce energy usage.

    Rob Krebs
    American Chemistry Council
    http://www.facebook.com/greenbuildingsolutions

  4. kheinbo April 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    The Plant in Chicago (old meatpacking plant) -http://www.plantchicago.com/ – and the City Museum in St. Louis (old shoe factory) – http://citymuseum.org/site/ – are other great examples.

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