A far less conventional space to see design last week was Toppstöðin, a small power plant that sat empty for 20 years before becoming a non-profit launching pad for design and engineering entrepreneurs, offering temporary studio spaces and related educational programming. The city was all set to tear down the 75,000-sq.ft. building until the bank crash, when it could no longer finance the demolition; offices now run around the perimeter of the original generators, which are still themselves considered a danger zone.
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A far less conventional space to see design last week was Toppstöðin, a small power plant that sat empty for 20 years before becoming a non-profit launching pad for design and engineering entrepreneurs, offering temporary studio spaces and related educational programming. The city was all set to tear down the 75,000-sq.ft. building until the bank crash, when it could no longer finance the demolition; offices now run around the perimeter of the original generators, which are still themselves considered a danger zone.