Gallery: Defunct Dutch Sewage Plant Converted into Fresh Green Apartmen...


This sewage plant must have made quite a stink when Dick van Gameren architects proposed to convert it into apartments more than a decade ago, long before adaptive re-use became fashionable. Today it stands as a testament of what can be achieved with a little bit of creative thinking and will. Located in Amsterdam-West, the now defunct sewage plant was incorporated into a new housing project. Instead of demolishing it or giving it a pretty facelift, the architects chose to leave it in its raw form, scrubbed it down a bit, no doubt, and then made a few simple interventions to create what is now a complex of naturally-lit apartments.

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