Bringing Life To Lost Spaces

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Last year in February this beautiful building in New Zealand was destroyed by a very powerful earthquake. Originally it was a Cathedral, then a school and lastly a residential building. Sadly, due to the severe damage it's scheduled for demolition. In hopes to put back a bit of good spirit and help locals remember how full of life and fun this place used to be, Mike Hewson came out with this brilliant project. He covered a total of 130 square metres in mixed media images of people who worked and lived there, transforming this abandoned place into something vibrant and happy. Bravo! Isn’t that brilliant? Just looking at those images makes my heart swell. xo

P.S: Remember this or those Brooklyn stairs?
P.P.S: Plus, those incredible wall portraits.

(via The Cool Hunter)

13 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Goodness! What an amazing project. I love when people bring love and life back to a community. We all need the spirit of life that he has. Sigh, another reason to visit New Zealand...

Eimear OReilly said...

touching post hun. your blog is so nice!!i have a new outfit post up, would love if you could stop by and follow me too! thanks.

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Punctuation Mark said...

I love when people come up with creative stuff like this!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Just beautiful! I love how it brings a whole different vibe!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ann said...

That is one lovely project,
now it is so nice to look at.

Dominika said...

This is so cool! Looks like some kind of computer makeover, but it's not. :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Your comment is so beautiful, Tiffany:) You are spot on!

Diana Mieczan said...

Eimear, aww thank you:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Chic 'n Cheap Living, totally! It makes the whole building look so different.

HiLLjO said...

Wow that is nifty. There's an old cathedral that was turned into a nightclub in Denver; they call it "The Church." lol

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh boy, HiLLjO. How was the birthday weekend?

HiLLjO said...

'twas fun! I have Day 1 posted up just now and I'm putting more up everyday!

Diana Mieczan said...

HiLLjO, great! I'll check them out for sure. xoxo

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