ADAPTIVE REUSE PROJECT OF THE ABANDONED THERMAL PLANT

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Crossing connects the city and the nature
This project consists of two parts:
the urban and the architectural development.
The urban part of the project is concentrated on the transformation of the abandoned industrial area in the heart of the city. It seeks to extend the green area network, as well as ensure connectivity between the river, city and the existing urban infrastructure.
Project purposes a solution of bringing the neglected river banks to life by reducing busy 8-lane avenue down to 4 lanes and building a pedestrian crossing over it. It is not only the solution, that would make the nature more accessible for the people, but also introduces the new view point and dominant to the cityscape.  into a generous exhibition space.

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Crossing becomes a new viewpoint

The facade withdrawal from the main street creates the square for fairs and outdoor exhibitions as well as recreation space overlooking the river. The atrium and square form a multinational area network.
The avenue crossing is a symbol of the Plant’s brick chimney, which is visually kicked down on its axis.The architectural part of the project focuses on the Former Thermal Plant’ s transformation. The project preserves the Plant’s buildings by incorporating them into the new integral volume, that is situated around the atrium. This solution ensures the integrity of the building.

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Square overlooking the river

The existing buildings are re-purposed to the exhibition halls and administration, while the new volumes accommodate the conference hall, restaurant, cafe, gift shop, cloak room, toilet blocks, workshops, as well as the exhibition storage and restoration center and parking.

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Atrium connects all internal spaces
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Exhibition space