These days, artists all over the world are taking over abandoned industrial neighborhoods and turning them into open culture scenes. This may not be the case with this Soviet pipe manufacturing plant, as it is still functional, producing over 25 000 standard sizes of pipe in 34 Russian and 25 foreign standards. However, the inspiration for completely turning its exterior appearance around must have come from various global projects of urban regeneration. No less than two hundred tons of paint were used to bring this building complex to life. The transformation is absolutely spectacular and the professional photos taken in winter do a great job emphasizing the new vivid colors. Have a look at this great time lapse video below (put together by Sasha Aleksandrov) to see how this Soviet pipe manufacturing plant was turned into a real art setting. [ Photography by Ilya Ivanov]

Pipe Plant from Sasha Aleksandrov on Vimeo.