Revitalization and reuse of a silo in the former packaging (canning) factory complex of Redtory, in Guangzhou, China.
Designer Architects: David Varone and Tommaso Modesti.
Result: Honorable mention
The new Redtory complex is composed by a number of functionally different buildings and spaces. The old industrial Silo has been turned into an exposition gallery, and a new facility has been added to provide areas for workshops and art laboratories. The existing buildings are enlarged on the fronts so they can be used for educational and administration pourposes. Most of the site has been covered by a photovoltaic transparent glass roofing that produces clean and free energy thanks to the solar power. Part of this energy can be used by the complex itself, and the remaining can be given to public through recharging points for cars and bycicles. A big red wall on the south side of the area protects the site by the noise coming from the large street that runs along the river.