26 Oct '16, 11am

8 abandoned buildings transformed into absolute dream spaces

8 abandoned buildings transformed into absolute dream spaces

Zhengzhou used to be known for its imbalance of newly built buildings and people living and working in them. The former “ghost city” has been making a comeback and the architecture firm Crossboundaries has helped the rebranding with an abandoned building born again as a bright and colorful kindergarten. The Soyoo Joyful Growth Center now stands where three empty, decade-old circular structures once stood. Colorful ropes, diagonally installed from roof to ground, create a warmer facade, while cantilevered tubes popping out from the structure frame the view from inside. An interactive interior “subway” system of colored paths helps allows children explore different areas of their environment with the explicit goal of boosting their creativity.

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