CLIC "Circular models Leveraging Investments in Cultural heritage adaptive reuse" is a Horizon 2020 research and innovation project on innovative governance, financing and business models for cultural heritage adaptive reuse in the perspective of the Circular Economy.
Adaptive reuse refers to the process of giving "new life to old buildings", reusing an old site, building or landscape area with new uses / functions responding to contemporary needs. The adaptive reuse of cultural heritage represents a sustainable strategy to conserve cultural values and regenerate the historic urban landscapes, stimulating local economies and jobs creation and enhancing local identity and wellbeing.
Circular Economy is defined as a regenerative economic model inspired by the circular processes of nature, which aims to eliminate wastes and other negative environmental impacts of production and consumption, while generating jobs and economic growth, as well as other positive social impacts. The adaptive reuse of cultural heritage contributes to the implementation of the circular economy and circular cities, reducing urban / landscape "wastes" and re-generating economic, environmental and social resources. It contributes to the humanization of cities towards the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
The first phase of the research identified a number of experiences of cultural heritage adaptive reuse that are described in this Database as ”Projects “.
The aim of this Database is to make accessible the information on cultural heritage adaptive reuse projects collected within the CLIC research.
This Database contains information on 126 projects of cultural heritage adaptive reusefrom European countries, provided by respondents to the CLIC Survey. It presents general information on the adaptive reuse project and its location, its structural characteristics and management aspects, and its uses / functions. The Database includes also aggregated data on different potential impacts of cultural heritage adaptive reuse in the perspective of the circular economy.
Through this Database, you can consult information on single projects and you can select specific groups of projects (Query) according to their characteristics: EU geographical area in which they are located, typology of the heritage building / site / landscape, type of owner before the adaptive reuse intervention (public, private, ecclesiastical, other), type of managing body (public, private for profit, private non-profit, public-private-partnership, mixed), and type of funding (public, private foundation, private donations, owner&rsquos investment, manager&rsquos investment, crowdfunding campaign, other). Through the Query tool, you can access aggregated data on 31 different aspects of circularity in the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage. See the section ”Instructions for use “ for more details on how to access and interpret the information provided.
Start exploring cultural heritage adaptive reuse practices! Go to the list of projects here or select projects with specific charateristics here.
If you want to add another project you can use the CLIC Survey form available here:
If you want to signale any additional information, missing data or other eventual issues using this database, please write to: