Message | 14-10-2020 | 06:20
What to do with historical structures in urban environments that have lost their original function? This question is particularly relevant in contexts where there is an urgent need to revitalize historic city centers due to urban decay as a result of over- or under-development. One solution is adaptive recycling, an expertise that the Netherlands in general and the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) in particular have developed through many years of practical experience. The Dutch Embassy has a longstanding relationship with the Dutch Agency for Cultural Heritage and has been working together for many years in the field of common cultural heritage in Indonesia.
With the book ‘Reuse, New Development and Design. Like the Dutch handling of heritage and a traveling exhibition shown at the Erasmus Huis earlier this year, the RCE joint cultural heritage program wants to share this knowledge and learn from its national and international partners about their own experiences with Adaptive Reuse. The latest edition of the book presents 20 inspiring examples of adaptive recycling, including the LocHal in Tilburg, the Burgerweeshuis in Amsterdam and the Mariënhage monastery in Eindhoven. We hope that this source of inspiration will inspire Indonesian architects, investors and agencies to reuse, redevelop and redesign the many historical buildings in Indonesia.
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