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Upcycled: From the Airports to Glorious Living Spaces

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Burcu KAYMAK
Burcu KAYMAK
24/01/2016
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Have you ever curious about the fate of the airports which are currently unavailable? Some of the airports upcycled and found themselves from a new projects.

Those airports which we will mention detailed, transformed areas that people actually work and play.

Denver

Denver

Creating a life space isn’t a tough thing at all.  Here’s the first case, the former Denver Stapleton Airport that is only 3 miles far away from the city centre and converted into a life space which included 3500 single homes, shopping stores, parks and urban spaces. You can even find ice skating place and old aircraft hangar with thanks to airport-to-neighborhood” transition project.

brooks city

brooks city

Brooks City Air Force Base at  San Antonio is another brilliant upcycling example. From more than a century ago, this place serves as an airfield but today, it turned to a community which using from families and business, called Brooks City Base thanks to useful collaboration between U.S. Air Force and  San Antonio and Brooks Development Authority.

It features regional hospital, university campus,  business areas, single family homes and the Base planned to high-end apartment complex.

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berlin

Berlin Templehof Airport

In the hearth of the German capital, Templehof Airport is transformed to public park. Also developers planned to build affordable housing options but it was protested from local citizens who wants to keeping it a public park.  The Templehof is most popular park in the German capital.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport

This airport using from 1925 to 1998 as an international airport. And it is ranked 6th most dangerous airport in the world by History Channel’s Most Extreme Airport program.

Nowadays this extreme airport is home for glowing cruise terminal called the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal from 2013.

Mariscal Sucre

Mariscal Sucre

Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Quito, Ecuador)

In the middle of the  Quito, this place probably the best place for aviation fans. It was the busiest airport in Equador but today, the former airport transformed the biggest urban park in Quito with great coffee shops.

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