Reusing

Reusing inner-city real estate will be one of the main tasks of the Dutch building sector for the next decennia. We know how to guarantee physical, functional and financial possibilities. There are three different ways of reusing a building: transformation, redevelopment and restoration.

Transformation: customise a building for new functions
Redevelopment: modify a building while retaining existing functions
Restoration: repair or replace parts of the building while retaining its function

The value of inner-city real estate is mainly determined by the possibilities of future use. Those possibilities may seem obvious, but in practice not all possibilities are recognised and used. That is why transformation offers us the biggest challenge. Hinting to Jane Jacobs our motto is: “Old building need new ideas”.

TRANSFORMATION

Transformation makes old buildings suited for new functions. By reusing the existing frame, we can achieve an average cut in costs of 25% compared to a new building. We make transformation proposals, and advise on possibilities.

TRANSFORMATION PROPOSALS

Based on our knowledge of large buildings in inner city areas, we make proposals for the transformation of buildings which are no longer up to standards. With the main bearing structure as base, we enable new functions that create added value. ‘My Place’, as presented on the Provada 2013, is a good example.

TRANSFORMATION COMMISSIONS

We get the most out of a transformation commission from our knowledge of building structures. The frame forms the basis of new possibilities.

We transform large buildings in the centre of large cities, both in the Netherlands and over its borders, for example Athens. Dutch examples are the Oval Tower in Amsterdam, The Bank in Amsterdam and the Chamber of Commerce in Rotterdam.

4D TRANSFORMATION ADVICE

We analyse the complete portfolio of a client and present it in a 4D model. The clients is thus presented with one, clear overview of the possibilities of its real estate. Possibilities that might help them persuade potential customers or that they may carry out themselves.

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