20 Creative Building Makeovers. An Old Hangar Turned Into Tropical Islands Water Park

Many structures become redundant. Banks, prisons or even theatres are moved to new locations and their old buildings get useless. Fortunately, in many cases they find new owners who decide to metamorphose them. Below you will see how successful they sometimes could be.

 

#1 ‘Tropical Islands’ water park, Krausnick, Germany. Formerly the largest zeppelin hangar in the world

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#2 An abandoned church converted into one of the largest computer centers in the world

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#3 The Liberty Hotel in Boston, formerly Charles Street Jail

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#4 The highest indoor climbing wall inside an adapted grain elevator

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#5 A hotel inside a former railway station. In fact, a few rooms are inside adapted train cars

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#6 A theatre in Buenos Aires converted into a bookstore

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#7 Walgreens used to be a bank. Its vault is now the vitamin department

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#8 A skate park in an abandoned church

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#9 The 2008 Beijing swimming pool facility was turned into a water park

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#10 Another church turned into a bookstore. This one is Masstricht, the Netherlands. Dominicanen bookshop is among the top 10 most beautiful bookstores in the world

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#11 A college that used to be a shopping center

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#12 A hotel that used to be a brewery

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#13 A courtroom turned into a café. St. Albans, England

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#14 An old rusty vessel in South Korea changed into a stunning structure accompanied with trees and other plants

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#15 My Hotel in Oxford used to be a prison

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#16 Ice-hockey hall turned into a supermarket

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#17 In 1973 Ricardo Bofill, a Spanish architect bought a cement factory dating back to WW1 and converted it into a residential building

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#18 The center of Fürth Südstadt. A renovated art nouveau brewery changed into a bar

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#19 A residential building that used to be a school

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#20 A computer lab inside a former McDonald’s restaurant

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