The Junction has one silo still standing, and it will probably be deconstructed when 43 Junction Rd is developed.
Although as a rather off tilt blog, it would be nice to have the silo to remain the iconic disused reminder of our local heritage.
…yes, that is not reasonable, yet conversion in a manner as boring as two of the examples below is not good at all.
However the last example below has merit.
But of course the bleeding need right now is to get the rumoured organic supermarket on the site silo used or not.
text and image below Wikipedia,
Quaker Square is a shopping and dining complex located in downtown Akron, Ohio. Housed in a mill, factory, and silos built and owned by Quaker Oats, the buildings were bought by developers in the early 1970s who sought to create a unique, useful home for shops and restaurants. The buildings were bought by the University of Akron in 2007, and are now used as offices and dorms.
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Bunbury, Western Australia, wheat silos converted to residential apartments
Amsterdam City Council recently held ‘The Silo Competition’ which involved the adaptive and reuse design for two former sewage treatment silos in the city’s Zeeburg district.
For the competition NL Architects proposed silos dedicated to climbing, sports and culture. In their design the existing structures were extended to the maximum height to benefit from the views.
The cultural silo consists of two theaters with dressing rooms and rehearsal spaces, spaces for workshops, exhibition spaces, music studios and a space for hair design. A bridge connects the silos at the height of the original roof level and office spaces will be positioned on top. The top level will be dedicated to a restaurant with 360 views and a roof terrace.
read full article here at, archdaily.com