The ‘Silo Project' Converts Old Silos Into Fitness Fun

 - May 9, 2009   Updated: May 16 2011
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The 'Silo Project' from NL Architects takes two abandoned water treatment silos in Amsterdam and converts them into a mixed-use public fitness facility.

The primary feature of the NL Architects' 'Silo Project' is its 131-foot climbing wall, complete with cantilevers, overhangs and wall facets. There's also a hotel, training facility, cafe, restaurant, salon, movie theater, music studio, and ample office space.

Implications - Modern architecture is about new designs and the reinvention of old buildings into something fresh. The modernization of classic structures provides a whole new perspective to viewers who have since long forgotten about them due to the fast-paced changes of cities. Recent concepts will have architects bringing contemporary designs as well as traditional ones that have been given a makeover for the generation to enjoy.