At Gasometer, Vienna people live in old gas tanks that have been converted to really neat-looking modern apartments. It’s a great model of taking old industrial spaces and converting them into livable spaces. You can read about it on Wikipedia.
The Gasometers have developed a village character all their own and are a city within a city. A true sense of community has developed, and both a large physical housing community (of tenants) as well as an active virtual internet community (Gasometer Community) have formed. Numerous theses and dissertations in psychology, urban planning, journalism and architecture have been written about this phenomenon.
Indoor facilities include a music hall (capacity 2000â€“3000 people), movie theatre, student dormitory, municipal archive, and so on. There are about 800 apartments (two thirds within the historic brick walls) with 1600 regular tenants, as well as about 70 student apartments with 250 students in residence.