Creator: Mateusz Grabowski, Bartosz M. Walczak
Publisher: Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology
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Introduction: The problems of issues related to the reuse of postindustrial buildings are closely connected with their location, spatial arrangement, structural solutions and production technology. These factors also have an impact on the successful protection of the buildings in question.
The Industrial Revolution brought into existence a number of new building types and affected the spatial arrangements of urban structures. In addition, the new sociocultural context dramatically changed the meaning of architectural forms. In the periods before the industrial transformation architecture developed linearly. Forms and styles evolved gradually, and characteristic features of a particular architectural period are generally easily recognized, providing spatial and temporal information on a building. For example, it is easy to distinguish the features of French Baroque churches from those of Italian provenance. What is more, architectural forms matched the urban context and vice versa.
Reference: Mateusz Grabowski, Bartosz M. Walczak 2020, ‘Old power stations as industrial heritage and adaptive re-use challenges’, Big Stuff 2019, Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology
|Grabowski, Mateusz, & Walczak, Bartosz M. (2019). Old power stations as industrial heritage and adaptive re-use challenges. http://doi.org/10.37190/arc200107|