MOKO Architects just unveiled plans for a diving and skydiving center constructed out of two abandoned silos and a series of staggered shipping containers. The ten story multi-purpose recreation center will be built out of existing silos located in the Żerań industrial area just 12 km outside of Warsaw’s nucleus.

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One of the two silos will be filled with water to create a safe dive center for depths of up to 25 meters, while a “cave” below the adjacent silo will provide “wreck diving” simulation sans the coral reef. The remainder of the second silo will be converted into a mini urban skydiving center.

Shipping containers surrounding the two silos will provide a host of functions, including office space, hostel accommodation for divers, a kitchen, changing rooms, exhibition space for public events, a kitchen and terraces on every level. In addition to being a very cool place for Polish adventurers to practice their sky and water moves, this is a fantastic example of adaptive reuse. Construction is expected to start in 2015.

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Via Dezeen