Observatory Cases

By the second half of the project an online database will be available displaying the results of the overview of the European policies of heritage re-use and analysis of the Observatory Cases. In doing so, the database will allow comparing the legal and institutional environments with the actual practice of adaptive reuse. The database will serve as a repository of ideas and will be freely available, with the aim to support knowledge sharing under various circumstances and policy development. 

Observatory Case videos are conceived to accompany and support the Observatory Case studies in a format that is more accessible and can reach a broader audience. They tell the story of each initiative through testimonies of their protagonists, highlighting the importance of both individual engagement and community spirit. The OC videos had been produced in the first 24 months of the OpenHeritage project and will be featured in exhibitions, presentations and screenings. You can ready about the making of the videos here and watch the videos in the individual case pages below, or at the project’s Vimeo channel.

 

London CLT

London CLT

London CLT is London’s first Community Land Trust established in the former psychiatric hospital of St Clements, in the Mile End area. The CLT provides affordable housing, allowing long-term residents who would be priced out to stay in the area, countering the...

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Sargfabrik

Sargfabrik

The Sargfabrik, a transformed former coffin factory has been one of the most important adaptive reuse projects with an innovative housing aim

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Cascina Roccafranca

Cascina Roccafranca

Cascina Roccafranca is a public social and cultural centre operating in a large former farm house and its courtyard on the periphery of Turin

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Fargfabriken

Fargfabriken

Fargfabriken is a contemporary cultural laboratory, exhibition space and event centre in a 1889 industrial building

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Potocki Palace

Potocki Palace

The Potocki Palace, a rococo residence and its surroundings in a county town Radzyn Podlaski in Eastern Poland

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Convento delle Cappuccinelle

Convento delle Cappuccinelle

The former church complex Convento delle Cappuccinelle, situated in a very dense neighborhood of Naples historical center, was a juvenile jail until the end of the last century when it was definitively dismissed.

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Lviv Jam Factory

Lviv Jam Factory

Situated in a former industrial neighbourhood in Lviv, this new-generation cultural centre initiated by the Harald Binder Cultural Enterprises is designed to catalyse the regeneration of the entire area

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Largo Residências

Largo Residências

Largo Residências is a cooperative hostel, artist residence and café using a formerly empty residential building in Lisbon’s Intendente neighbourhood.

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Jewish Quarter Budapest

Jewish Quarter Budapest

Starting the mid-2000s, a series of bottom-up initiatives turned the abandoned, dilapidated buildings in the former Jewish Quarter into temporary bars

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Halele Carol

Halele Carol

Located near the centre of Bucharest, part of the factory is still used for production

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Stará tržnica

Stará tržnica

Bratislava’s Old Market Hall (Stará tržnica), owned by the municipality and unused for years, was leased to an NGO for a symbolic one euro per year

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ExRotaprint

ExRotaprint

ExRotaprint is an industrial complex in Wedding, Berlin that hosts cultural and social activities

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Green Metropolis

Green Metropolis

The term ‘Green Metropolis’ is an art term that should combine the post-industrial landscapes in the German, Dutch and Belgian border region.

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Alba Iulia

Alba Iulia

The recently refurbished site called Citadel incorporates the ruins of the Roman-period town of Apulum

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