Adaptive reuse of churches. 01/05/2021 - 31/12/2022


After six years of project office 'herbestemming parochiekereken', about 140 adaptive reuse studies have been done by six design teams. The Vlaams bouwmeester team, together with Niek De Roo, project leader of the project bureau Herbestemming Kerken, wants to valorise this research. The aim of the initiative is to consolidate the voice of the designer in the search for the future of parish churches. The intended contribution concerns both the general debate, strategies and trade-offs, and design approaches. The present research project aims to consider how best to examine the wealth of material from the adaptive reuse studies and draw conclusions from them, at different levels. Finally, the valorisation will take the form of a publication involving several Flemish universities.


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  • Research Project