Sunday, October 21, 2012

Barn 5 At Wychwood Barns

Barn 5 at the Artscape Wychwood Barns had its roof removed and all that remains is the steel structure which now forms a long open arcade which is the site of part of the farmers market, some small community gardens, space for open-air events, and just space for sitting on some of the benches. The large open space beside the barns (to the left in this pic) has a dog park, open space that is turned into a skating rink in winter, playgrounds, and just open green space. The whole complex is a good example of how redundant industrial space can be put to good use for a community!

15 comments:

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

I love that they found a use for the unusable. I just assumed it was benches with an arbor, amazing re-use.

Lois said...

This series of posts is wonderful! I like it when places are reused.

Paul in Powell River said...

And toronto can use all the open-air space it can get! And I agree that at first glance it was purpose built this way.

Jack said...

What a cool image. I like the converging lines.

Lowell said...

I'm impressed with the renovation/reformation of the barns...it's a fantastic re-purposing.

Very cool photo, also...leads the eyes right off into the distance.

jennyfreckles said...

This whole scheme looks so imaginative. I like the perspective lines too.

Sharon said...

It's so wonderful to see these kinds of spaces put to good use after their previous business becomes obsolete. This looks like a great space for all to enjoy.

Randy said...

It does add to the modern space.

Sandy said...

sweet! What wonderful blue skies you're having. =)

llandudnopictures said...

The Barns are all very multi-purpose, perfect use of such large spaces!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh I'll say Pat, the whole complex is used beautifully. I by the pottery and glassware is shown off beautifully in the barn with the glass roof.

NixBlog said...

Makes for a great photo!

Linda said...

It looks like it was meant to be, all along.

EG CameraGirl said...

It makes a very cool shot. Good for you for spotting it.

VP said...

An interesting place and a very good use of old building and areas.