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How Architects Turned This Former Set From “The Wire” Into A Training Ground For Tomorrow’s Designers
THANKS TO A MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL INTERVENTION — PLUS FUNDING FROM ADOBE — A DECREPIT FACTORY IS NOW A HIGH-TECH PUBLIC DESIGN SCHOOL.
On the lower level of the Baltimore Design School, a city public school located in central Baltimore, there is a blown-up photo affixed to a wall. The black-and-white picture shows the interior of a building in disrepair, with pools of water on the floor. It’s a stark reminder of what used to be here: an abandoned factory so decrepit that the HBO series The Wire used the building as a setting symbolic of post-industrial urban decay. But today, with a major architectural intervention — and a grant from Adobe — the building has become a state-of-the-art public school for training future designers. (Click to read more on this article from FastCompany)