OpenHeritage at Tempelhof

OpenHeritage at Tempelhof

A selection of OpenHeritage documentaries will be featured as part of the Living the City exhibition, taking place Sept. 25 – Dec. 20, 2020 at the Berlin-Tempelhof Airport. Living the Citytells over fifty stories from architecture, art, and city...

OpenHeritage at ACHS 2020

OpenHeritage at ACHS 2020

On the 28th of August 2020, OpenHeritage partners participated at the Fifth Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies - ACHS 2020 Futures as part of the curated session The Ethics and Aesthetics of adaptive-reuse. The session was curated by...

Working during the pandemic

Working during the pandemic

How the Pomáz Lab adapted to the new circumstances During the pandemic the Pomáz Lab faced an entirely new situation: personal participation became impossible. So how to keep on working and develop the community? Luckily, an opportunity presented itself allowing to...

Bakery workshop in Praga

Bakery workshop in Praga

mde The Praga neighbourhood in Warsaw is an area where production used to be present on every street, on every corner. Production was manifold: it encompassed not only big factories producing machinery or durable goods but also small scale places, providing goods for...

Our OpenHeritage typology is ready

Our OpenHeritage typology is ready

It describes the policy and governance frameworks around adaptive heritage reuse Much of the current research on adaptive reuse reflects that it is mainly seen as a (design) practice. This research instead focuses on how adaptive heritage reuse is regulated. We looked...

Virtual conosrtium meeting, May 19th

Virtual conosrtium meeting, May 19th

We finally met, all of us together at the same time. The last months have been spent with intensive work, mostly in smaller groups. The online meeting on May 19th - which was our 5th consortium meeting, only this time virtual - allowed us to focus on some urgent...

Ghent visits the Praga Lab

Ghent visits the Praga Lab

University students focus on heritage-led redevelopment of the district. One of the ambitions of the OpenHeritage project is to spread insights and knowledge about adaptive reuse. The spatial planning department at the Ghent University (one of the main partners in the...

Introducing the Observatory Cases

Introducing the Observatory Cases

The analysis of the Observatory Cases is available among the Deliverables published on the OpenHeritage website, introducing the successes and challenges behind 16 innovative adaptive reuse practices in Europe. The study explores innovative community involvement...

Praga Lab workshop during the Informed Cities Forum

Praga Lab workshop during the Informed Cities Forum

Attendants of the ICF had the opportunity to visit OpenHeritage’s Praga Lab in central Warsaw's Praga District. They met a local NGO – Otwarte Drzwi (Open Door Association) -  and discussed the role of the place and the values embedded in their work. ICF...

Who profits from heritage? Communities, capital and urban space

Who profits from heritage? Communities, capital and urban space

OpenHeritage´s first international conference was organized in the framework of the Informed Cities Forum together with ICLEI and the Actors of Urban Change. The two-day event took place on October 15-16, in Warsaw. It explored the interrelation between urban...

Restoration works in Sunderland Labs

Restoration works in Sunderland Labs

170-175 High Street West in Sunderland is long overdue for some restoration works! Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust now owns the building, and is working hard to gather the funding needed to do up these amazing buildings. The aim is to restore them not to...

Arquitecturas Colectivas: Decidim the Game in action

Arquitecturas Colectivas: Decidim the Game in action

In September Platoniq took part in AACC_Mallorca, the 12th edition of Arquitecturas Colectivas. During the week, different projects, collectives, and groups came together to share experiences, tools, and methods for co-creating and collaborating in local and...

Reuse through temporary functions at Halele Carol in Bucharest

Reuse through temporary functions at Halele Carol in Bucharest

Halele Carol is the name of an adaptive reuse project in Bucharest, Romania which took place between 2013 and 2015. The project approached the historic buildings located on the site of the factory Hesper S.A – one of the last active factories in the Bucharest with a...

The slow transformation of Navy Yard Amsterdam

The slow transformation of Navy Yard Amsterdam

The Navy Yard is a fourteen hectare site in the centre of Amsterdam which used to be owned entirely by the Ministry of Defence. Back in the 17th century, the Navy Yard was renowned as one of the main innovation districts in Europe, as it was at the forefront of naval...

PRAGA LAB: kick-off

PRAGA LAB: kick-off

PRAGA LAB invited partners, friends and the heritage community for the Lab kick-off meeting in Museum of Praga. It was the first occasion the team presented the main ideas of Praga Lab to the general public. In addition, it was also the inauguration of the cooperation...

Site visit: abandoned mine in Beringen, Belgium

Site visit: abandoned mine in Beringen, Belgium

Abandoned mining site in Beringen, Belgium. Gent University planning students @ugentmasrp went on a site visit to the former mining region of Flanders, the Netherlands and Germany - now OpenHeritage's Observatory Case "GrünMetropol", to study attempts to reconvert the...

PRAGA LAB meets Come In!

PRAGA LAB meets Come In!

PRAGA LAB sees its role as a broker of ideas and as a moderator of several initiatives already happening in Praga and Targówek Districts of Warsaw. The team proudly announced starting their friendly cooperation with another project linked to the heritage of right bank...

Consortium meeting in Berlin

Consortium meeting in Berlin

The third meeting of OpenHeritage consortium members was held on 13-14 May in Berlin. The meeting’s venue was ExRotaprint, the former site of the Rotaprint printing press manufacturing plant converted into a place for work, art, and community. Prior to the Consortium...

Exploring Largo Residências

Exploring Largo Residências

The third Observatory Case of Open Heritage is Largo Residências. A cooperative-run hotel, hostel and community venue, Largo has been an important platform for discussions of the future of the Intendente neighbourhood. Now under massive pressure from real estate...

Building the heritage community

Building the heritage community

Making the most of the spring weather, the OpenHeritage team from the Central European University organised one of its first events at the Pomáz-Nagykovácsi heritage site on 19 March 2019. The event was aimed to involve both locals and professionals, realising the...

Halele Carol visit

Halele Carol visit

In the last week of February Joep de Roo and Alina Tomescu and Karim van Knippenberg went to Bucharest, Romania to start their fieldwork for the Observatory Case ‘Halele Carol’, a former factory now used as a cultural/entrepreneurial hub...

Heritage from the bottom-up

Heritage from the bottom-up

We joined forces with ELTE, partners of the REACH project to explore the notion of community-led heritage regeneration.

Hamburg’s Patriotic Society

Hamburg’s Patriotic Society

Presentation at Hamburg’s Patriotischen Gesellschaft von 1765 Invited by Hamburg’s Patriotic Society, an organisation that works on heritage preservation, we presented OpenHeritage and the tools and policies against speculation and gentrification that we will explore...

European Week of Regions and Cities

European Week of Regions and Cities

OpenHeritage at European Week of Regions and Cities Hanna Szemző and Ania Rok presented about OpenHeritage concepts and approach on the EWRC session ‘Who owns the “right to the city”?’ in Brussels on 9 October. The session engaged cities, networks of local...

Amersfoort Conference on Built Cultural Heritage

Amersfoort Conference on Built Cultural Heritage

Amersfoort Conference on Built Cultural Heritage OpenHeritage consortium members representing MRI and CEU participated on the international conference “Citizens Involved: Participatory Governance of Built Heritage” in Amersfoort, the Netherland on 3-4 October....

REACH Conference

REACH Conference

Resilient Cultural Heritage conference MRI project coordinators Hanna Szemző and Andrea Tönkő introduced the concepts and goals of OpenHeritage at the Resilient Cultural Heritage and Communities in Europe conference on 10-11 May 2018, in the framework of the REACH...