ROCK at Changing Cities IV Conference

Smart adaptation. Modernistic heritage for sustainability of the future

ROCK project will be present at the Changing Cities IV Conference in Chania this week!

The main theme of the conference is SMART CITIES; smart environment, smart mobility, smart economy. The article's presentation will be hosted in the fourth day of the event, on 27th of June, in the pre-organised Special Session  “Smart adaptation. Modernistic heritage for sustainability of the future”, organised and chaired by Prof. Izabela Mironowicz.

The article written by URBASOFIA & TU/e is entitled Cultural Heritage Adaptive Reuse for Sustainable Development pathways in Creative and Knowledge Cities and will tackle the case study of Eindhoven. The paper highlights the main steps for CH adaptive reuse, based on the successful case of Eindhoven, stressing on the importance of restoring the significance of original heritage in the community, ensuring its survival towards a three-fold development pathway based on: accessibility, collaboration and sustainability.

In order to address the paper objectives and to highlight the complexity of the urban regeneration process of the industrial heritage, the analysis of the case study (Strijp-S area in Eindhoven) has been conducted in respect to the following criteria:

  • the approach to material heritage conservation versus transformation – referring to the legacy of the site and the adaptation to the constantly-changing needs of the society, as well as the relationship with the existing context;
  • the role of creative industries involvement – as main drivers of innovation;
  • the importance of technological enablers for the process implementation.

More information about the event can be found here:

Author: Draghia Miruna - URBASo