Track 2: Sustainability and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Americas
Resilience is the ability to adapt to a disruptive agent or an adverse state or situation. Resilient architecture is one in which buildings can be reused in such a way that they can adapt to changes in an efficient way.
The reuse of built heritage is the set of actions that are carried out, so that the architectural work can meet a new life cycle adapting to the demands of contemporary use, technological needs and comfort, but without losing its original character.
In Argentina, there are multiple examples of re-functionalization works in buildings with historical heritage value.
The following work proposes an analysis of cases evaluating the adaptation oriented to the conditioning of the buildings; as well as, the general bio-environmental criteria that were taken into account in the original design of the building.
This has made it possible to verify that the decision to recover spaces implies the appropriate choice of functions that allow dignifying the built heritage and enriching the identity and culture of a society. Likewise, it demonstrates its importance from the point of view of sustainability since it implies an important energy saving, rationally takes advantage of the natural resources, materials of the site, decreases the demand for them and generates less waste.