It’s not a secret that humans are creative animals. They always find new ways to reuse old stuff, come up with clever solutions to live comfortably in tiny places, or decide to use their unique DIY powers and save the world altogether.

This time we are stepping into the old spaces that look nothing like their previous selves after having had an inventive makeover, from a grocery store which used to be a hockey stadium to a Brooklyn apartment built in an old church. Call it an architectural wonderland because there’s nothing impossible for these incredible minds. We invite all the fellow Pandas to share your ideas for repurposing old spaces in the comments!

#1

Old Clock Tower Transformed Into A Penthouse

Old Clock Tower Transformed Into A Penthouse

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ZombieGirl
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4 months ago

I would love to live there. The windows are absolutely beautiful

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#2

This Former Theatre In Buenos Aires Transformed Into A Bookstore

This Former Theatre In Buenos Aires Transformed Into A Bookstore

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 months ago

i would spend hour there, perfect combination of books and architecture

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#3

Hotel I Stayed At Was Formerly A Train Station And Had An Actual Train Inside It, With Rooms Inside Each Car

Hotel I Stayed At Was Formerly A Train Station And Had An Actual Train Inside It, With Rooms Inside Each Car

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CherylTunt
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4 months ago

crowne plaza hotel indianapolis union station

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#4

My Friend’s Living Room In Brooklyn, NY. The Apartment Is Built Inside An Old Church

My Friend’s Living Room In Brooklyn, NY. The Apartment Is Built Inside An Old Church

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ZombieGirl
Community Member
4 months ago

I would never move out lol

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#5

The Building Used For The Swimming Events At The 2008 Summer Olympics In Beijing Was Transformed Into This Dope-Looking Waterpark

The Building Used For The Swimming Events At The 2008 Summer Olympics In Beijing Was Transformed Into This Dope-Looking Waterpark

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
4 months ago

That looks super fun!!!

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#6

Architect Turns Old WWII Era Cement Factory Into His Home

Architect Turns Old WWII Era Cement Factory Into His Home

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
4 months ago

The outside give it more of a castle feel than a factory, looks very open inside. I really like an open floor plan and natural lighting.

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#7

Church Repurposed Into Dominicanen Bookstore In Maastricht, Netherlands Is Now In The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores Worldwide

Church Repurposed Into Dominicanen Bookstore In Maastricht, Netherlands Is Now In The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores Worldwide

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Community Member
4 months ago

omg i would never leave

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#8

The Liberty Hotel In Boston Which Was Formerly The Charles St Jail

The Liberty Hotel In Boston Which Was Formerly The Charles St Jail

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

I would book a night there just to experience how it looks and feels.

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#9

A 100-Year-Old Church In Spain Converted Into A Skatepark

A 100-Year-Old Church In Spain Converted Into A Skatepark

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Sunzilla
Community Member
4 months ago

At least the building is getting some use.

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#10

Waterpark "Tropical Islands" In A Former Airship Hangar In Krausnick, Germany

Waterpark "Tropical Islands" In A Former Airship Hangar In Krausnick, Germany

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
4 months ago

That looks like so much fun.

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#11

Old Rusty Ship Turned Into Stunning Building With Trees And Plants

Old Rusty Ship Turned Into Stunning Building With Trees And Plants

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 months ago

wow, this is gorgeous, the structure looks really cool

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#12

The Walgreens In My Neighborhood Used To Be A Bank And They Used Its Vault As Their Vitamin Section

The Walgreens In My Neighborhood Used To Be A Bank And They Used Its Vault As Their Vitamin Section

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Slinkman
Community Member
4 months ago

Do the workers there wear blue overalls? That would be awesome.

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#13

Some Lucky Bastard Gets To Live In This Church

Some Lucky Bastard Gets To Live In This Church

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Radek Suski
Community Member
4 months ago

I do not envy them for their heating bills though

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#14

The Tallest Indoor Climbing Wall Is Inside Of A Repurposed Grain Silo

The Tallest Indoor Climbing Wall Is Inside Of A Repurposed Grain Silo

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Community Member
4 months ago

It looks like fun! who is coming with me?

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#15

My College Used To Be A Shopping Mall

My College Used To Be A Shopping Mall

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Bean59
Community Member
4 months ago

ok,but what college is it???

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#16

My Apartment Building Used To Be A School

My Apartment Building Used To Be A School

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4 months ago

do you get to use the lockers?

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#17

Revitalized One Of The Last Remaining Art Nouveau Brewhouses As A Bar, In The Middle Of Fürth Südstadt

Revitalized One Of The Last Remaining Art Nouveau Brewhouses As A Bar, In The Middle Of Fürth Südstadt

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

It's located in southern Germany. It has a very unique ambiance and it's not only a bar but a first class restaurant.

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#18

What Used To Be An Abandoned Church Is Now One Of The Most Powerful Supercomputing Centers In The World

What Used To Be An Abandoned Church Is Now One Of The Most Powerful Supercomputing Centers In The World

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Giovanni
Community Member
4 months ago

Do androids pray an electric god?

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#19

My House Used To Be A Police Station And My Bathroom Is An Old Jail Cell, The Original Window Is Still In Place

My House Used To Be A Police Station And My Bathroom Is An Old Jail Cell, The Original Window Is Still In Place

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
4 months ago

That is super interesting!

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#20

Former Power Station Converted Into An Industrial Cafe And Restaurant With Exposed Brickwork And Abundant Planting In Melbourne, Australia

Former Power Station Converted Into An Industrial Cafe And Restaurant With Exposed Brickwork And Abundant Planting In Melbourne, Australia

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
4 months ago

Plants have the magical touch and make look fantastic these places!

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#21

Swimming Pool In Old Church: Netherne, Surrey

Swimming Pool In Old Church: Netherne, Surrey

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

Perfect for mass christenings...if the church wants his building back :-)

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#22

This Hotel Used To Be A Brewery

This Hotel Used To Be A Brewery

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Stevie B
Community Member
4 months ago

Why can't it be both? I think it would be awesome to stay at the brewery hotel.

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#23

My Hotel In Oxford, England Is A Former Prison

My Hotel In Oxford, England Is A Former Prison

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

At least this part has retained a bit of a prison charm.

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#24

Jail Turned Into Events Space In Melbourne, Australia

Jail Turned Into Events Space In Melbourne, Australia

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Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

Amazing what some colored lights can do. Changes the whole atmosphere.

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#25

Court Room That’s Now A Cafe. Cells Are The Toilets. St. Albans, England

Court Room That’s Now A Cafe. Cells Are The Toilets. St. Albans, England

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Lyop
Community Member
4 months ago

Interesting transformation.

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#26

FBI Former NYC Headquarters Is Now A Target But They Kept This Safe

FBI Former NYC Headquarters Is Now A Target But They Kept This Safe

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes, you better keep it, throwing out would cost a lot---

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#27

This Starbucks Drive-Thru In An Old Car Wash

This Starbucks Drive-Thru In An Old Car Wash

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*Clears throat*
Community Member
4 months ago

Where is that I wanna add it to my bucket list

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#28

My House Is A 20,000 Sq Ft 1926 Former Freemason Temple That We Have Been Renovating By Ourselves While Living Inside For The Past 2.5 Years

My House Is A 20,000 Sq Ft 1926 Former Freemason Temple That We Have Been Renovating By Ourselves While Living Inside For The Past 2.5 Years

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Anne
Community Member
4 months ago

With that much space, you can up do room by room and not be cramped for living space during the remodel!

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#29

Church Turned Into A Trampoline Park. The Hague, Netherlands

Church Turned Into A Trampoline Park. The Hague, Netherlands

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Much better use than a church lol. Never too old to trampoline.

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#30

Ottawa's Jail Hostel, Each Cell Converted To A Two-Person Hostel Room

Ottawa's Jail Hostel, Each Cell Converted To A Two-Person Hostel Room

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Iris Engler
Community Member
4 months ago

There was one in Switzerland but seems to be closed now. Pity I think it's an interesting idea

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#31

My School’s Library Used To Be A Bank

My School’s Library Used To Be A Bank

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
4 months ago

That would make an excellent Quiet Room!

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#32

My Hotel Room Used To Be A Chapel

My Hotel Room Used To Be A Chapel

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
4 months ago

Would a little fornication feel weird there?

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#33

My Apartment Is An Old Police Station And Still Has The Original But Painted Cell Doors

My Apartment Is An Old Police Station And Still Has The Original But Painted Cell Doors

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A Jones
Community Member
4 months ago

That's really cool. :D

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#34

Former Chruch, Now Home To The Dutch Brewer, Jopen

Former Chruch, Now Home To The Dutch Brewer, Jopen

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
4 months ago

This is perfect!

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#35

This Old Pool Converted Into Apartments

This Old Pool Converted Into Apartments

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Emerald Joanna
Community Member
4 months ago

If they had some way to leave the pool still usable it might have been even cooler 😎

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#36

This Thrift Store Used To Be A Bowling Alley

This Thrift Store Used To Be A Bowling Alley

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
4 months ago

A friend of mine used our bowling alleys floors when the bowling alley remodeled. His hallway is a bowling lane. I think he bought them.

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#37

My Apartment Used To Be A YMCA

My Apartment Used To Be A YMCA

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Ruth Mayfly
Community Member
4 months ago

I like that they've left the markings on the floors.

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#38

This Satellite Lab Used To Be A McDonald's

This Satellite Lab Used To Be A McDonald's

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Bill
Community Member
4 months ago

Moffet field

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#39

My House Used To Be A Bank, So We Use The Old Safe/Vault As A Basement

My House Used To Be A Bank, So We Use The Old Safe/Vault As A Basement

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bryguy
Community Member
4 months ago

This would be a cool safe room. Although I suppose it would allow the robbers to lock you in... kinda defeats the purpose. Yeah, not a good safe room.

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#40

This Grocery Store Used To Be A Hockey Stadium

This Grocery Store Used To Be A Hockey Stadium

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ZombieGirl
Community Member
4 months ago

Sorry for being morbid, but I really hope the grocery store keeps tabs on the stability of that sign thingy...it would be horrible if it fell

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