Gallery: 6 Awesome Parks Made From Rehabilitated Urban Structures

 
Paddington Reservoir Gardens in Sydney

Sydney also has an impressive adaptive reuse project to create a beautiful urban green space. The ruins of a public waterworks was magically transformed into the Paddington Reservoir Gardens with enough history to give you the feeling you're walking around the Acropolis. And since it used to be a waterworks, water efficiency is still a high priority. In fact, rainwater is collected on-site for landscape irrigation.

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  1. Amaraaa April 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I am actually studying architecture in Korea right now and almost all of my profs said Cheonggyecheon stream project is not successful (critical).
    They had to restore and renovate the ruin of historical building and bridges, Unfortunately lack of construction time (presidential election Lee Myung-bak)its all gone.

  2. gavinhudson September 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for covering the Cheonggyecheon and the topic in general. Cheonggyecheon stream is one of my favorite sections of Seoul. It’s so nice to get some respite from the hustle of the city along this beautiful stream.

  3. kenji July 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Gasworks park in Seattle, WA is pretty nifty also.

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