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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#13

Some Lucky Bastard Gets To Live In This Church

Some Lucky Bastard Gets To Live In This Church

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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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#15

My College Used To Be A Shopping Mall

My College Used To Be A Shopping Mall

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#21

Swimming Pool In Old Church: Netherne, Surrey

Swimming Pool In Old Church: Netherne, Surrey

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#22

This Hotel Used To Be A Brewery

This Hotel Used To Be A Brewery

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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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#24

Jail Turned Into Events Space In Melbourne, Australia

Jail Turned Into Events Space In Melbourne, Australia

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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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#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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#27

This Starbucks Drive-Thru In An Old Car Wash

This Starbucks Drive-Thru In An Old Car Wash

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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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#29

Church Turned Into A Trampoline Park. The Hague, Netherlands

Church Turned Into A Trampoline Park. The Hague, Netherlands

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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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#31

My School’s Library Used To Be A Bank

My School’s Library Used To Be A Bank

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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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#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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#34

Former Chruch, Now Home To The Dutch Brewer, Jopen

Former Chruch, Now Home To The Dutch Brewer, Jopen

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#35

This Old Pool Converted Into Apartments

This Old Pool Converted Into Apartments

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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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#37

My Apartment Used To Be A YMCA

My Apartment Used To Be A YMCA

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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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#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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#40

This Grocery Store Used To Be A Hockey Stadium

This Grocery Store Used To Be A Hockey Stadium

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Note: this post originally had 48 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.

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