Latin American Chapter Roundtable - Adaptive reuse of historic buildings in Latin America: From preserving theoretical approaches to successful and unsuccessful examples.
Tuesday, September 25
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Considering the adaptive reuse of historic buildings, conservation professionals from Latin America will present actual case studies from their countries of residence. The symposium will cover three major themes: theoretical aspects applied to the controversy of changing the original use of historic buildings; successful cases of preservation of historical buildings utilizing a new use adaptation to the historical materiality of heritage buildings; and finally, cases in which the intervention of adapting the historic building damaged or negatively affected the historic building.
- The participant will gain knowledge and have direct access to the experiences of Latin American colleagues in the field of recycling of historic buildings through adaptive preservation techniques.
- The participant will be able to design strategies for preservation of historical buildings through the change of adaptive re-use and applying the theoretical bases shown.
- The participant will be able to identify and avoid the negative practices of interventions when changing the use of historic buildings.
- The participant will understand the various successful conservation solutions for historical heritage buildings, which can be applied in their current or future projects.