Illusions of Grandeur
They sure do not build them like they used to do. The neo-baroque architecture of this industrial complex finds its maximum exponent in the opal glass ceiling of the control room, a touch of genius from the architects Reichl & Bierbauer. Built at the beginning of the 19th century, some of the buildings are under monumental protection and some are still operational today.
However, when walking through the void spaces of the endless corridors gives you with the sense of grandeur that once permeated through those hallways, a counterpoint to the minimalist and functional design used by most modern industries nowadays.
The photo of the almost star trek like control room was taken with a fisheye lens, consisting of nine brackets which were combined and post-processed with photoshop.