For me, adaptive reuse means spatial sustainability. Adaptive projects aim to maintain their locations and habits which they used to have before the adaptation of the space, it is also quite a useful approach in terms of economy, the use of environmental resources, and waste.
key ingredients and principles of a successful project
This has actually been a matter of debate for centuries. This kind of reuse is nothing new. We know that many places of worship or the previous execution process have been redefined by the successors or partially rebuilt by preserving the principal elements. Of course, the most obvious difference is that we have way more opportunities than the past when it comes to preserving the old. In my opinion, a successful project should look like a single structure that brings together its time-wise existence, old habits, and its historic background with the new.
challenges and design approach
Differences in structure and building physics, structural elements, valuation criteria within their components and their evaluation differences – all these are pivotal in adapting a building.
social and cultural significance of adaptive reuse
To me, it is very important. Because people are made up of memories, and cities are made up of built environments. The memory of a city keeps existing with its buildings. They are some sort of a documentation revealing both social and cultural history. It is not necessary to re-functioning only the buildings that are thought to be heritage-listed and preserved – some dull structures which have been adopted by the city and the social life can also be revitalized for the better. Even if it is not important, it can gain importance with its and association.