Dezeen Debate features "whimsical and reverent" slaughterhouse conversion

Plato contemporary art gallery

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features a conversion of a Czech slaughterhouse into an art gallery. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Architecture studio KWK Promes has repurposed a slaughterhouse in the Czech Republic into the Plato Contemporary Art Gallery, featuring exhibition spaces lined with rotating concrete walls.

These additions comprise six large rotating walls. Three act as entrances to the gallery, while the remaining three open their exhibition spaces to the surroundings.

Commenters were stunned by the renovation, with one lauding it as a “very smart intervention” and a “highly cultural architecture refurbishment”. Another agreed, describing it as “simultaneously whimsical and reverent”.

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Other stories in this week’s newsletter that fired up the comments section include four skyscrapers and a series of public spaces in Toronto designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the winner of the Mies van der Rohe Award for Europe’s best new building and a collection of surreal furniture created for Schiaparelli.

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