Adaptive Reuse: a perspective for the profession
Marco Biagi explores the approach of international practices to decommissioned industrial buildings. Citing a range of recently completed projects, including Caruso St John's Veemgebouw, he discusses the rise of adaptive reuse. Biagi explains through our urgent environmental crisis, the reuse of industrial plants and depots is more necessary than ever, offering a new challenging creative outlet for contemporary architects.
"[It is the] opportunity to avoid standardization, preserving a minimum of memory of the city and its places, without necessarily falling into the perils of self-referential posturing."