Adaptive Reuse: 4 Projects Giving New Life to Architectural Heritage

Pombal Castle's Visitor Centre / COMOCO. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Pombal Castle's Visitor Centre / COMOCO. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The passage of time will alter, erode, and in most cases, degrade any architectural structure. Whether this be the result of climate, adaptation, misuse, or even war, all buildings are subject to the same life cycles of steady, or extreme, decline. In recent decades, “adaptive reuse” has gained significant traction as a means of breathing new life into an old structure, offering an often complex challenge for designers, architects, and indeed everyday users, who walk a fine line between a respectful restoration of history, and significant adaption for modern needs.

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