Construction in existing buildings
Conversion instead of demolition - the growing awareness of sustainability is leading to a more respectful approach to existing buildings. More and more often, old buildings are no longer simply torn down and replaced by new ones, but are carefully examined to determine whether a transformation is possible and makes sense.
There is a great chance that the quality of a new building can be developed from the existing building with a reduced use of resources, both in terms of function, technology and design. And this is usually much more cost-effective than would be possible with a demolition and new construction.
With the industry's rethinking of sustainability, the conversion of old buildings is becoming more and more commonplace. In the future, architects and builders will already include a later conversion for other uses in the building design. Flexibility of use is thus becoming a program, which extends the service life of buildings.
Reinventing a Building
A conversion that respects the existing structure—a former school for nurses becomes open and spacious apartments.Read more
Hawa Student Award 2023
In the Young Talent Award for students of architecture, ideas are sought for the conversion of an office building into a residential complex.Learn more