Electricity Museum in Lisbon Portugal. Design by the french engineers.
Built between in 1914 and 1919, to respond to electrical demands of a growing Lisbon, this thermoelectric power plant was active until 1951. Remaining in reservation until 1975, when it was official closed down.
Today, almost a century since it was built it’s one of the most important architectural landmarks of Lisbon. Even built at the end of industrial revolution, it still had been built in some kind of “Victorian industrial architecture”. Iron, (ginger) bricks and pointed windows are all over.
Nowadays, in Portugal, it’s becoming hard to find some examples of this early XX century industrial buildings, even harder in such good preservation. Inside that’s a lovely museum, with original machinery and it host a art gallery.
The museum it’s in Belém, a very beautiful place in Lisbon as you can see “here”:http://www.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2009/03/26/belem-lisboa. With a excellent view of Tejo River and 25 de Abril bridge. The visit takes about one hour, and worth it.