Every Sunday and Wednesday, kids in the Dutch city of Eindhoven can let their creativity run wild in an old abandoned Philips factory. Dubbed The Discovery Factory (de ontdekfabriek), the space is located at the S-Strijp, a factory area that used to belong to the electronics company. Flying dolphins, panthers, wooden lions, recycled steel horses and energy-efficient vehicles for kids are being imagined, designed built to teach young people about crafts and sustainability.
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Bethlehem Steel in Pennsylvania was once the second-largest steel producer in the world, making it a symbol of America’s industrial might. But after a long decline, the company closed the doors to the Bethlehem, PA plant in 1995. The facility had been abandoned for more than a decade before Spillman Farmer Architects converted it into a magnificent art campus. Dubbed ArtsQuest Center, the 68,000-square-foot building has been converted into a vibrant public space for people to experience arts and culture in a gritty, post-industrial setting.
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