Adaptive Re-use in Europe: Cities and BuildingsSemester Course

Adaptive Re-use in Europe: Cities and Buildings, semester course at DIS Copenhagen
Major Discipline(s)
Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Studies
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Adaptive re-use is an integral component of contemporary design practice in Europe. Conversion of urban areas and old buildings into something better suited for contemporary purposes requires knowledge of our built heritage in the broadest sense. Cultural, site-specific, and material aspects play a key role, as do sustainable strategies for future-proofing our built environment. This course is about the design challenges and the wider economical, sustainable, and political issues at stake when dealing with adaptive re-use.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Interior Design, Urban Design


Maja Popovic

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect M.Arch. (Master of Architecture, Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, 2011). Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture, Academy of Applied Arts Utrecht, Holland 2005). Co-Curator at Copenhagen Architecture Festival (2015 - 2018). Team member at Failed Architecture research platform Amsterdam (2012 - 2017). Urban Incubator Association Belgrade (Project leader, Architect, Researcher 2013 - 14). With DIS since 2017.

Eva Grell Frederiksen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1976). Architect, Henning Larsens Architects, 1980-96. Associate Professor, Denmark’s Design School, 1989-2008. Architect, own office since 1996. Assistant Program Director, Architecture and Design at DIS, 2008-2015. With DIS since 1995.