[Essay] Between past and present: the adaptive reuse of industrial heritage buildings (C3 no.416)

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Angelos Psilopoulos

C3 no.416 / pp.120-125(6 pages)

 

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Between past and present: the adaptive reuse of industrial heritage buildings _ Angelos Psilopoulos

Industrial Heritage buildings make a complex case when it comes to their adaptation into structures that can be assimilated in a framework of contemporary scope. Far from a simple sustainable practice of repurposing and reuse, these envelopes constitute places of memory, history, social ties and, quite often, true architectural value. As such, they call upon us for a special sort of awareness that recognizes both their value as cultural artifacts as well as their potential in the future service of a living and breathing community. […]


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