Engineering Reborn explores the mid-blowing engineering challenges behind the transformation of abandoned structures, into the buildings of the future...
Hosted by engineer Rob Bell, Engineering Reborn showcases the cutting-edge technology behind each transformation, with expert interviews unpicking the key engineering hurdles during the decommissioning and rebuilding processes. Interviews with historians also uncover the fascinating history behind abandoned structure, before it was transformed.
It’s a series that couldn’t be more relevant to our times. Construction has a massive carbon footprint. But now, engineers are responding to this global challenge by re-using and re-imagining some of the most iconic buildings across the globe. From an abandoned airship hangar in Germany, transformed into a tropical water park; to a derelict prison in Boston, reborn as a luxury hotel. Combining staggering feats of engineering, compelling historical stories and the insight of world-renowned experts, this is Engineering Reborn.
Pioneer Productions is one of the UK's most successful specialist factual producers with a reputation for producing innovative, high quality, popular programmes for both UK and US broadcasters. The company prides itself on an industry-leading expertise in science and history, and a passion for telling factual stories in new and engaging ways.
Pioneer is prolific across a broad range of programme genres including history, science, drama-docs, engineering and adventure. The company has produced over 700 hours of programming, sold in over 60 countries worldwide. Clients include Discovery Channel, PBS, National Geographic Channel, History, ABC, TLC, Discovery Canada, and in the UK, Channel 4, Channel 5, the BBC, and ITV.
Pioneer Productions remains at the forefront of factual innovation and has won numerous awards for its output, capturing some of the most extreme weather on our planet in series such as Raging Planet, developing the use of special effects sequences to see inside human and animal bodies in In The Womb, creating pure CGI films such as Journey to the Edge of the Universe, and incorporating life-like CGI into drama-docs such as Cradle To Grave, The Unsinkable Titanic and Hindenburg. As well as continuing to push the boundaries with what’s possible in CGI, Pioneer is also developing unrivalled expertise in live and ‘as-live’ specialist factual with the Great American Eclipse (Science Channel), and the use of innovative technology in Channel 5 wildlife series Nocturnal Britain.
Other recent productions include long-running high-end science show How The Universe Works (Science Channel), as well as Secrets of the Royal Gardens (More4)