WIT Press


Adaptive Reuse As A Strategy Towards Conservation Of Cultural Heritage: A Literature Review

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR110131

Volume

118

Pages

10

Page Range

155 - 164

Published

2011

Size

347 kb

Author(s)

B. Plevoets & K. Van Cleempoel

Abstract

The paper presents a survey of scholarly literature on the subject of adaptive reuse within the discipline of heritage conservation and architecture. The different theories are compared and classified according to their approach towards adaptive reuse. Three main approaches can be distinguished: typological, technical and architectural strategies. Each approach is discussed separately and an overview of relevant literature is presented in a schematic way. To conclude, we indicate four important gaps in existing theories on adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Keywords: adaptive reuse, literature review, theory building.

Keywords

adaptive reuse, literature review, theory building