Warsaw-based Moko Architects have divulged renderings for what is bound to be the coolest, most on-trend building on the planet: an indoor skydiving tower cobbled together with abandoned silos and shipping containers. Slated for an abandoned house factory in the ?era? district of Warsaw, the Diving and Indoor Skydiving Center will be made from two former cement silos affixed with containers for offices, training rooms, and a hostel.
While forsaken silos are often used for things like high-end condos and street art, here the architects saw their potential for extreme sports. See, silo No. 1 bottoms out and curves underneath the second silo, which sparked the architects' idea to use the "cave" as a place for practicing SCUBA diving. The tube formed by silo No. 2 would be for indoor skydiving, while the shipping containers—an incredibly common material in adaptive-reuse projects—leaves room for the boring administrative bits.
Watch out, Bjarke Ingels, this rival extreme-sports complex may just divert the wind from the sails of your waste plant-cum-ski slope.
· 'BS25? Silos – Diving and Indoor Skydiving Center Proposal / Moko Architects [Arch Daily via Dezeen]
· All Conversions posts [Curbed National]
· All Shipping Containers posts [Curbed National]