Top Ten Reasons to Reuse an Existing Building – Place

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Categories: Adaptive Reuse, Theory & Practice

TOP TEN REASONS
TO REUSE AN EXISTING BUILDING


PLACE


 

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“Why come to Trude? I asked myself. And I already wanted to leave. ‘You can resume your flight whenever you like’ they said to me, ‘but you will arrive at another Trude, absolutely the same, detail by detail…. only the name of the airport changes.” – Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Preservation Green Lab’s Older, Smaller, Better report (May 2014), shows that “districts consisting of smaller, older and mixed-vintage buildings support a greater density of residents, businesses, jobs, and creative jobs per square foot than newer areas. Or, in the words of Jane Jacobs:

“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.”


TOP TEN REASONS
TO REUSE AN EXISTING BUILDING

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