Chapter 7 describes 15 Dutch case studies of ex post office buildings that were converted into housing. First, each case study is described, before the success and failure factors of the different cases are analysed and compared to each other in a cross-case analysis. Based on the comparison of success and failure factors, the risks and opportunities of adaptive reuse projects are explained. Following, this chapter develops a checklist for opportunities and risks of adaptive reuse projects. Finally, the lessons learnt from the cross-case analysis show how opportunities and risks of conversion are closely related to the physical property characteristics. Finally, the adaptive reuse potential of common office types is described.
|Title of host publication||Sustainable Building Adaptation: Innovations in Decision-making|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Apr 2014|
- Adaptive reuse
- Case studies
- Office conversions
- The Netherlands