Revitalisation of industrial areas: world experience

Restructuring of the world economy and the process of global industrial production centers shifting in 1970s – 1980s have become a reason to search for new ways of use the large-scale engineering structures, both in cities and beyond. There is an understanding of industrial sites as historical and cultural heritage. “Rotermann CITY” (“Rotermanni kvartal”), Tallinn,…
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Potential of abandoned industrial areas

In the post-industrial era city-forming enterprises in single-industry towns reduce production or close. This not only leads to unemployment, hectares of real estate are also declining. However, abandoned industrial areas have a great potential for development and revitalisation. Revitalisation in turn, would positively affect the life of the city and its economy and also create…
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Comment to “Inspiration from the renovation of the New York High Line”. HPP-2 as a progressive center that takes us back to the ideas of romantic futurism

Thank you, Xinmin Yan, for your exciting post! New York High Line is a great inspiring example of renovation. In my post I would like to write about the another example of a successful development of unused industrial area in Moscow, which inspires me. HPP-2 as a progressive center that takes us back to the ideas…
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Conservation and revitalisation of industrial heritage in the works of Renzo Piano

In recent decades, industrial architectural heritage throughout the world has experienced difficult times due to the rapid development of cities and industrial technologies. The experience of preserving industrial architectural heritage in most cases is based on its revitalisation. That means replacement of previously existing and developing functions, in accordance with the emergence and development of new…
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Comment to “What if kids were the designers of our cities?”

Thank you, Laura, for your bright and interesting topic! As it was mentioned in your post, there are lots of different ways to increase the attractiveness of the urban environment and to improve the visual quality of places for human interaction. Creating infrastructure elements and objects is also effective for improvement of abandoned industrial zones…
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