Top Ten Reasons to Reuse an Existing Building – Character

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Categories: Adaptive Reuse, Theory & Practice

TOP TEN REASONS
TO REUSE AN EXISTING BUILDING


CHARACTER


 

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“It takes a long time… Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” – Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit


Examples of irreplacable character retained as part of the Wing Luke Museum’s historical immersion tour, which leads visitors through secret, untouched areas of the building.

“Uncle” Jimmy Mar in his Yick Fung Co. Store, which was carefully preserved for the tour. Historic Family Association Room, also part of the tour.


TOP TEN REASONS
TO REUSE AN EXISTING BUILDING

History | Place | Character | Big | Material | Challenge | Energy | Cost | Karma | Vision