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New Webinar | Design Awards Series | Adaptive Reuse in Action: Transforming Spaces, Building Community

Image: Facility Chicago, Chicago Illinois, U.S.A
Architectural Firm: Carlo Parente
Photo Credit: Michelle Litvin

Webinar | Design Awards Series | Adaptive Reuse in Action: Transforming Spaces, Building Community

Thursday, 18 July, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm (EST) 

Provider Name: AIA Canada Society
Provider Number: 100100113
Course Number: 2024AIACS10
Credit: 1 AIA HSW Learning Unit (LU)

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Adaptive Reuse in Action: Transforming Spaces, Building Community

Course Description |

This course presents two projects awarded Canada Design Awards of merit and citation in 2023 by Carlo Parente Architecture Inc. (CPAI) Both projects are stories of revival, drawing upon the stories, histories, and materials embedded in two seemingly obsolete buildings – a former mason’s workshop in an ordinary Chicago neighbourhood and a structure on a decommissioned historic hog farm in the German countryside. These geographically and typologically divergent projects transform former places of production into new types of live/workspace, each including private and public realms.

Learning Objectives |

  1. Understanding Adaptive Reuse Principles: Learn fundamental concepts and benefits of adaptive reuse in architecture, including how it integrates preservation with modern functionality and sustainability.
  2. Analyzing Design Strategies for Addressing New Ways of Living: Explore the design strategies used to create mixed-use spaces that balance private and communal needs and understand how these strategies can foster community engagement.
  3. Evaluating the Impact of Art and Community in Architectural Design: Examine the role of art and community in adaptive reuse projects and assess how these elements can transform a building into a hub for artistic collaboration and neighborhood revitalization.
  4. Promoting Sustainable Practices in Architecture through Adaptive Reuse: Identify sustainable practices employed in adaptive reuse projects, focusing on resource repurposing, waste minimization, and using passive and active systems.

Presenter |

Image: Farm 2.0, Lippetal Germany
Architectural Firm: Carlo Parente Architects Inc.
Photo Credit: Carlo Parente Architects.Inc


Date: July 18
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
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