Architectural Salvage: Cultural Hotspots using Adaptive Reuse

Medieval Mile Museum . Image © Christian Richters

Medieval Mile Museum . Image © Christian Richters

The dawn of the Anthropocene has thrown the idea of adaptive reuse into the limelight: effectively the pinnacle of urban regeneration and revitalization. It utilizes the presence of existing buildings with historic and cultural value and re-purposes them to be functional. Essentially a form of architectural salvage; a sustainable and viable means of rebuilding.

Recent events such as the pandemic has highlighted inequalities in our cityscape, the inadequate segments in a state of disuse and disrepair. Adaptive reuse can replenish these areas and create new cultural hotspots, encouraging activity and creating vibrant and healthy mixed-use environments.

Below is a diverse selection of cultural hotspots using Adaptive Reuse

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