Instructions for use
This database includes information on cultural heritage adaptive reuse projects. This database has been designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. Please read also the following instructions to access all information included and get the most from the data.
Single project visualization
You can access data on single projects by clicking on the icon nearby the project description.
The list of all projects can be seen in the section ”Projects“. You can search the single projects browsing the pages.
The following data is reported for single projects:
Selection of projects based on specific characteristics
You can select specific groups of projects based on the following characteristics:
EU geographical regions, with selection options: Central-Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Typology, with selection options: Religious, Civil / Residential, Military, Productive / Industrial / Commercial, Leisure, Other
Ownership before, with selection options: Public, Private, Ecclesiastical, Other
Managing body, with selection options: Public, Private non-profit, Private for profit, Public-Private-Partnership, Mixed
Funding, with selection options: Public, Private Foundation, Private Donations, Owner’s investment, Manager’s investment, Crowdfunding campaign, Other
Some examples of query:
It is possible to select the projects located in the EU geographical region ”Eastern Europe“. The query selects only the projects with have all these characteristics. In this case, 28 projects are retrieved.
It is possible to select the projects that were owned by private bodies or ecclesisastical bodies before the adaptive reuse by selecting Ownership before ”Private“ OR ”Ecclesiastical“. The query selects only the projects with have all these characteristics. In this case, 41 projects are retrieved.
It is possible to select the EU geographical region ”Southern Europe“ AND Typology ”Religious“ OR ”Military“. The query selects only the projects with have all these characteristics. In this case, 27 projects are retrieved.
It is possible to select the Funding ”Public“ AND the Managing body ”Private non-profit“ OR ”Private for profit“ OR ”Public-Private-Partnership“. The query selects only the projects with have all these characteristics. In this case, 13 projects are retrieved.
It is possible to select the EU geographical region ”Central-Northern Europe“ AND the Typology ”Productive / Industrial / Commercial“ AND the Ownership before ”Public“ OR ”Private“, AND the Managing body ”Public“ AND Funding ”Public“. The query selects only the projects with have all these characteristics. In this case, 4 projects are retrieved.
If your selection does not retrieve any project, it means that there is no project with the selected characteristics in the database.
If you don’t select any option of query, all 126 projects will be retrieved.
Aggregated data on circularity assessment
This database contains also specific data on 31 different aspects of circularity in the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage.
They include, for example, information on energy efficiency, water recovery and materials reuse, information on the conservation of the cultural value of the building / site / landscape through the adaptive reuse intervention, as well as information on the economic, social, cultural, and environmental impacts generated by the adaptive reuse project in the local context.
The information is based on the perception of respondents with respect to 31 specific questions listed below. Data are organized into five possible answers given by respondents:
You can access aggregated data on groups of projects through the Query tool.
Once you query the Database, just scroll-down to the end of the page to see the aggregated data for the different aspects of circularity.
Below you find detailed information on what is represented by the 31 questions on circularity in the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage.
A. CULTURAL VALUES CONSERVATION / ENHANCEMENT
The reuse process has contributed to:
- Conservation / enhancement of tangible and intangible heritage values (historic, architectural and artistic values; local skills, techniques and knowledge) - avoiding loss of authenticity and integrity
- Awareness raise for cultural heritage
- Awareness raise for circular economy
B. CIRCULARITY OF CONSERVATION INTERVENTIONS (in terms of circular metabolism at the micro scale)
The technical choices of adaptive reuse are able to reduce resource consumption and negative environmental impacts. Specify whether and how the reuse process contributed to implement circular metabolisms:
- Realization of low energy consumption systems
- Implementation of renewable energy sources
- Implementation of water storage and reuse systems
- Use of local traditional materials, bio-materials and/or reuse materials
- Reduction of construction waste to landfill
- Recovery/increase of green spaces and/or Nature Based Solutions (avoiding loss of biodiversity)
C. CIRCULARITY OF OUTCOMES COMING FROM REUSE INITIATIVES
C.1. Impacts in the area due to increased attractiveness. The reuse process has contributed to:
- Enhance jobs creation (avoiding loss of local jobs)
- Attract innovative start-ups and companies (e.g. digital, Artificial Intelligence, industry 4.0, Internet of Things, robotics, pharmaceutical research, innovative technologies, science and art research)
- Attract cultural and creative industries (craft, design, architecture, film, music, fashion)
- Attract new commercial activities (accommodation facilities, bars and restaurants, shops, services)
- Attract cultural visitors (avoiding mass tourism, "AirB&b effect": displacement of the residents in favour of short-term tourists)
- Attract new residents in the area
- Enhancement of quality of public spaces
- Increase real estate values in the area (avoiding gentrification in the area)
- Enhance safety in the area
- Enhance place attachment and local identity
- Enhance social cohesion (social cohesion is defined as the willingness of members of a society to cooperate with each other in order to survive and prosper)
- Enhance the inclusion of marginalized groups such as elderly, low income groups, migrants
- Enhance the landscape visual quality of the area
- Create/enhance a heritage community (that according to the FARO Convention consists of people who value specific aspects of cultural heritage which they wish, within the framework of public action, to sustain and transmit to future generations)
- Increase/enhance cultural activities and events, increasing also citizens' participation
- Enhance people's wellbeing
- Enhance people's health (psychological and/or physical)
C.2. Impacts on social inclusion, wellbeing and health. The reuse process has contributed to:
D. BUSINESS, FINANCING AND GOVERNANCE MODEL
The reuse management model has the following characteristics:
- It is financially self-sustainable
- It generates diverse revenue flows
- The third sector (e.g. NGOs, Foundations, Ethical banks, Social Enterprises, Associations, civil society organizations) has been involved in partnerships/cooperation, stimulating new local investments
- Different stakeholders have been involved in decision making processes (avoiding social conflict)
- Profits - if any - are reinvested to fund more local oriented initiatives and/or other heritage initiatives
Additional information and data request
Additional information and data can be requested for research uses contacting the CLIC Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org