Adapted Reuse of Heritage Ensembles and Buildings. Architectural Conversion

Tomme: 66 (70) | Fascicle: 2 | 2020
Pages: 67-78
Abstract text:
Conservation does not only mean restoration, rehabilitation, revitalization, but also regeneration. From this point of view, the most important procedure is the reuse of old buildings, by adapting them to new programs, different from those in which they were originally associated. The change of function is a natural step in the evolution of many buildings. The dynamic nature of occupation and ownership determines that any building can have many types of uses throughout its life. The conversion process allows the owner or occupant to reach the maximum potential of the building, offering the means to model it spatially and functionally to adapt to the changing needs of the occupant. The paper presents the main methods, methodological approaches and practices used in the rehabilitation and regeneration of heritage buildings and buildings assemblies. Carried out from the perspective of the architectural conversion operations, the analysis focuses on the main adapted re-use modalities of heritage buildings, on the current theoretical and practical approaches in the E.U. and in Romania, on the methodological approach and the management of interventions.
Key Words:
rehabilitation; heritage; conversion process; management of interventions

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Author(s) Information

Dohotariu Ionuț
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, „G.M. Cantacuzino” Architecture Faculty, „Ion Mincu” Architecture and Urbanism University, Bucureşti, Romania, Architecture Doctoral School (SDA)
Purcaru Andrei
Affiliation: „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, „G.M. Cantacuzino” Architecture Faculty

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