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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1935


    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Ruin

    Giovanni Battista Caproni largely contributed to the development of the Italian aeronautical engineering. In the early thirties' his projects became an example for the construction of the new national airstrike squadrons. Mussolini decided to locate [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Ruin

    Industrial buildings outside Râşnov. CONTRIBUTOR: Josef F. Stuefer [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Former canteen of the Kombinat Ingenieur, Tief und Verkehrsbau in Rostock. The building is unusual in that the roof is not supported by the external walls. Rather it is comprised of several concrete "funnels" which can be seen in the photo of the [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Mine

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    A journey to an abandoned mine in one of the most in-hospitable places on earth. Deep inside the Arctic circle is Grumant Mine and Coles Bay. Operated as a mine by the Russians during the cold war, this place was of significant strategic importance a [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1910


    • SPACE TYPE: Mine

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Pyramiden is a Russian settlement and coal- mining community on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Founded by Sweden in 1910 and sold to the Soviet Union in 1927, Pyramiden was closed in 1998 and has since remained largely abandoned with most [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The Weiss Manfréd Acél- és Fémművek ("Manfréd Weiss Steel and Metal Works"), or colloquially Csepel Művek ("Csepel Works") was one of the largest machine factories in Hungary, located on Csepel island outside Budapest. It played an integral [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1947


    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    VEB Combine Textima was a producer 0f machines for the textile industry, made up of many dispossessed enterprises. After 1990 it was called Textima AG and in 1996  it turned insolvent [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    In Pirna, on top of the Sonnenstein hill, residence the center of DDR aircraft industry. It was part of the VEB Combine Generating plant Engineering and Construction. After 1990 it was privatized and 5 years later declared insolvent. Text by Mark [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The aerial ropeway was, during the late 19th century until the Second World War, one of  the most famous modes of transport of ressources especially for mining.  The company Adolf Bleichert & Co. Leipzig- Gohlis controlled most of the ropew [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    These images were taken at the now abandoned, ruined and derelict "Kranostroene" crane-building factory in Aytos, Bulgaria. The factory had been operational since the 1970s and had manufactured cranes for local industry and for export abroad to Europ [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1900


    • SPACE TYPE: Altro


    • SPACE TYPE: Office


    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    Gosprom buildings were designed and erected for hosting governmental and industrial establishments with required programmatic elements for common usage of departments and employees in late 1920’s. Some physical characteristics such as 63m height (w [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The former Hydrostroy complex, located near the village of Debelt, Bulgaria is now completely abandoned. There are a number of smaller buildings surrounding the main office and operations building showed in this photos. The Hidrostroy company has bee [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The yarn factory was built in the 1970s in the east suburbs of the town of Kyustendil. The factory was named after the medieval name of the town: Velbyzhd. The facade has preserved the graphical decoration and the propaganda slogan "Let turn the [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    When the construction of the People's Palace began, Ceausescu wanted to build not only one of the largest building in the world, but also the safest. Having a big fear of elevators, he ordered a special tower designed only for elevator testing. Th [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    An abandoned leather factory that opened at the beginning of the Industrial revolution in Croatia, 1879. It was re-appropriated during World War II and again during the Communist regime. Later it was forced to close down, like so many other factor [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Tžv Gredelj was a manufacturer of railroad cars, founded in 1894 as the main location for the maintenance of steam trains for the Hungarian railway. Up until the second World War it employed 2500 workers and its constructions were continuously up [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The main hall of a now ruined cement factory. It was established at the turn of the century and worked throughout the communist regime, finally to close in the early nineties [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Mine

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Le fotografie della miniera di carbone "Rumyantsevo", qui riportate, sono estratte da un lavoro più esteso che documenta la radicale trasformazione del paesaggio nella cittadina di Gorlivka. Su un terreno originariamente pianeggiante, i “Terrik [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Mine

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Il bacino minerario del Donbass, una vasta regione dell’Ucraina orientale fortemente urbanizzata e industrializzata, copriva nella prima parte del secolo scorso il 50-70% del fabbisogno di carbone dell’intera Unione Sovietica. Dopo la caduta d [...]

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    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The video is the most enthralling Nikolaev city tour. You’ll follow a boy and a girl, holding a magic box: the box that miraculously refurbishes destroyed architecture. Everything begins from a Nikolaev railway station, located in the Eastern pa [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1971


    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    A photo of one of the administration buildings of the abandoned oil refinery Plama Pleven located near the city of Pleven in Bulgaria. The refinery was open in 1971 as a state-owned enterprise. In 1996 the whole facility was privatized, but the n [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Ruin

    The "Krajan" factory was built in 1863 as a railway manufacturing plant and, under the Soviet regime, it was renamed "January railway manufacturing plant". In 1930, the factory was converted into a crane plant. Since then, the Soviet regime began [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The oldest sugar factory in Serbia, named after Dimitrije Tucović: the founder of the Serbian Social Democratic Party.       [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1900


    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    These buildings belonged to ČKD (Českomoravská Kolben-Daněk), once the largest complex of factories in the country producing machinery. It was founded in 1871 from the merge of two smaller companies. During the German occupation of Czechoslova [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The Red Triangle Factory complex is a huge industrial zone in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was founded in 1860 by Hamburg merchant F. Krauskopf and his companions as the Russian-American Rubber Manufacture Association, since 1908 it was called "Tr [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    This is the abandoned building of the former Factory for capacitors (transliterated "Zavod za kondenzatori") in the suburbs of the city of Kyustendil. Electronic industry in Bulgaria was one of the perspective economic branches in the 1970 and 198 [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Quarry

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Rummu quarry was used as a mining site for Vasalemma marble (a kind of limestone) for a very long time. Most of the workforce came from among the detainees of Murru prison, located next to the quarry in a  massive ash grey mountains. The oldest p [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Founded by general Eremia Grigorescu in 1895, Chimopar (Dudești Chemical Enterprise) is one of the oldest Romanian chemical companies and used to be one of the main producers of gun powder and other special chemicals in Romania. Along the years [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    After the second World War the so called Freyberg Brewery was confiscated. The name changed during this time a lot but mainly it was a part of the VEB Beverage Combine Halle and produced beer until 1990. See the brewery in this map dated 1934 [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Quarry

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The Liban Quarry was built in 1873 by the limestone company "Liban and Ehrenpreis" run by two industrial families from Podgórze. Unfortunately the owners were Jewish and, needless to say, their fates were less than pleasant. During Nazi occupation t [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1921


    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Malaxa factoriers were founded in 1921 in Bucharest by Nicolae Malaxa, a Romanian engineer and industrialist. Main activities were the repairing of the rolling stock, manufacturing steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, car-engines and passenger coac [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The Bulgarplod factory building in Sevlievo, Bulgaria, was a fruit and vegetable processing warehouse that belonged to "Bulgarplod" (literally "Bulgarian Fruit") - a state-owned produce and food supplier that, more-or-less, went belly-up after the fa [...]

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    La ciminiera nella foto svetta, assieme ad altre, su quel che rimane dello stabilimento SNIA di Varedo. La fabbrica di Varedo viene realizzata nel 1924 per conto di una piccola società, la SA Seta Artificiale Varedo, fondata dal grosso gruppo i [...]

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