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


Heitor Garcia Lantarón

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Department of Architectural Design, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 2016). Architect. Doctoral Thesis: Danish Examples of Housing for the Elderly. Academic and professional interests focused on housing challenges related to the ageing process and addressing challenges to enhance the domestic space quality for any age and (dis)ability. Previously employed at Nieto Sobejano Archietcts, 2008-2009, and Herzog & de Meuron, 2006-2008. With DIS since 2017.