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29 Jun 2017

Reuse, Redevelop and Design | Dutch approaches to built heritage



A new book Reuse, Redevelop and Design: How the Dutch Deal With Heritage has been launched along with an accompanying exhibition. Partly conceived through the Shared Cultural Heritage programme of the Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE), Reuse, Redevelop and Design focuses on innovative ways to redevelop buildings, elaborating on some international examples in illustration of this.

Reuse, Redevelop and Design presents 20 inspiring redevelopment projects. The book addresses the story behind the success of redevelopment in essays on heritage policy, public-private partnerships, financing and design.

The creative way Dutch architecture offices deal with heritage is also catching on abroad, as evidenced by OMA’s projects in Italy and Germany, West 8’s in Russia, Mecanoo’s in the United States and Maurer’s in China.

The book is aimed at international peers in the heritage sector and hopes to kick-start a global discussion by showing the success of the ‘Dutch approach’ to redevelopment. The exhibit is offered in digital format and will be made available through the Dutch embassies, which can request the exhibit from the Cultural Heritage Agency and print or present it as suits them best.

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