Gallery: Abandoned Silos Transformed Into a Climbing Gym

climbing silo adaptive reuse Amsterdam NL Architects

The city of Amsterdam wasn’t quite sure what to do with three abandoned sewage treatment silos, so they decided to hold a competition to determine the best adaptive reuse project. One of the projects submitted for the competition was by Amsterdam-based NL Architects, who proposed to transform the silos into an incredible set of climbing towers. In addition to the climbing areas both inside and outside the silos, the project would include multi-purpose areas, offices, restaurants and other commercial spaces.

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  1. pilysspup June 1, 2011 at 11:45 am

    muVV2h ivrkvszltiec

  2. Shanna June 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Walking in the presence of giants here. Cool tihknnig all around!

  3. Gatsy June 1, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Touchdown! That’s a raelly cool way of putting it!

  4. Amory May 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks alot – your awnser solved all my problems after several days struggling

  5. fasanya folorunsho olajide April 5, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    what a flexibile idea.great. f.f.o.

  6. ccsnyder May 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Stoneworks Rock Climbing in Carrollton, Texas did this a long time ago,

  7. mccallf May 8, 2009 at 2:04 am

    i really like this! But its a shame politicians like cultural centres and such.

  8. Trey Farmer May 7, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    This is an awesome reuse but I don’t’ really see a restaurant that is housed in an old sewage treatment facility doing terribly well.

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