gas station conversion

canadian firm les architectes FABG have redeveloped a mies van der rohe heritage site into a youth and senior activity center 
as a tribute to the iconic architect. previously a gas station, the building on nun's island had not been in use since 2008. 
two large volumes, which once functioned as a car service area and sales point, are connected by a low steel roof, uniting the structure. 
although all the components have been kept and restored, the site serves a different purpose overall. 

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