2023 11 01

Exploring the transformation and reuse of vacant buildings at Pakhuis de Zwijger with Arne Lijbers

01.11.2023 - Events

Arne Lijbers, partner and architect at Mecanoo, along with a panel of experts, will delve into strategies for revitalizing vacant structures during the 'Vacant Buildings' event at Pakhuis de Zwijger on Tuesday, November 7, at 8 PM. Admission is free.

With the challenges of new construction delays and a worsening housing shortage, the event aims to inspire ingenious and creative approaches to temporary uses for vacant real estate, shifting the focus from construction to design. This discussion will include insights into financial support for transformation from both national and municipal governments, showcasing how vacant offices and other underutilized properties, such as schools and churches, can be transformed into functional homes, creative spaces, and high-quality workplaces.

The event will explore how to revitalize vacant real estate simply, swiftly, sustainably, and intelligently. Drawing from Mecanoo's extensive portfolio of diverse projects, Arne Lijbers will share key projects from Mecanoo’s 40-year architectural oeuvre, highlighting successful cases of optimal transformation and adaptive reuse in the field.

This event requires registration (free).

If you would like to discuss a press enquiry reach out to us at pr@mecanoo.nl