Steel Mill Turned into a Public Park



The architects at AllesWirdGut Architektur took an old steel mill in Luxembourg and converted it into a public park while leaving some of the original infrastructure in place. The results have a lovely Brutalist feel.

I know: a lot of people despise Brutalism. But it's an acquired taste that I've acquired. You can see eight pictures of the park at the link. I especially like this clever bench design -- perfect for enjoying the outdoors while staying out of the rain.

Link -via Colossal | Photo: Roger Wagner

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Brutalism is an architectural style I admire as well. Not everything really needs to be designed to be "warm & fuzzy". I find a peaceful, morose beauty in the blunt utilitarianism and simplicity of Brutalist architecture.
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In Monterrey Mexico, we have the "Parque Fundidora" like the foundry park.
It was an steel foundry in the past, one of the most important companies in Mexico.
Now is a park with running trails, museums, special events, an arena, an amusement park, etc.
I love going there from time to time.

http://www.parquefundidora.org/en/node/244
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=parque+fundidora&s=int

I hope Monterrey get better, so people from other countries can visit us, I miss hanging out with American and Japanese guys from my work.
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Thank you for introducing me to brutalism. It is a style of architecture that I have always loved, but did not know the name of.
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