A museum on the site of the power plant and an amusement park on the territory of the former nuclear power plant.
The now defunct London coal-fired Battersea power station was built in the 1930s and 50s and is an example of Art Deco architecture. Since 1983, Battersea has been decommissioned, and by now it is in a very poor condition and has already added to the register of buildings at risk. The impressive view of the power station and its convenient location on the south bank of the River Thames inspired the Parisian architectural firm Atelier Z?ndel Cristea on a project to convert an abandoned building into an entertainment complex consisting of two parts: an architecture museum and a roller coaster.
The project of the Atelier Z bureau?ndel received the most votes in a specially organized contest. According to the idea of the architects, after visiting the museum, visitors will not only be able to ride one of the longest slides in Europe, but also walk along numerous viewing platforms with beautiful views, including on the roof of one of the parts of the building. Also at the disposal of Londoners and tourists will be cafes, restaurants and playgrounds. The approximate cost of the future construction will be 100 million euros.
In continuation of the theme of the second wind of abandoned buildings, it is impossible not to mention the German amusement park Wunderland Kalkar, built on the territory of the closed nuclear power plant SNR-300. The station was founded in 1972, but the Chernobyl accident changed the plans of the authorities and the SNR-300 was never put into operation. Since 1991, a Dutch investor who bought a giant structure made of metal and concrete, rebuilt it into one of the most visited places in the world.
Now a whole city of entertainment is located on the territory of the nuclear power plant: there is a huge territory of green spaces, many attractions, a roller coaster, a Ferris wheel, tennis courts and a water park.
There is also a hotel, bicycle rental, a climbing wall and a good selection of cafes and restaurants. Some attractions are unique, such as the giant swing located inside the cooling tower at a height of 58 meters. The average entry price to Wunderland Kalkar is 22 euros.