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Industry Doesn’t Have to Be Ugly

Inhabitat’s Bridgette Meinhold writes:
Your typical hydroelectric plant isn’t going to win many architecture awards – industrial or efficiency awards, yes, but not architecture. Nevertheless the Iller Hydroelectric Plant in Kempten, Germany designed by Becker Architekten took home three architecture awards in the last year. Organic in form, the concrete power station is more sculptural than industrial, making a far greater visual impact than some boring old plant. Plus, the project also included the construction of a pedestrian and bike bridge across the Iller River. Who says power plants can’t be a thing of beauty?

Indeed, why aren’t more industrial buildings built to be both efficient and beautiful? I suppose our priorities lie elsewhere – in which case, let’s reevaluate our priorities.

Via Inhabitat.

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This entry was published on June 29, 2011 at 1:52 PM. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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