We will learn about
Adaptive reuse is a sustainable approach to architecture and urban development that revitalizes old structures, preserving their unique essence while modernizing them for current needs. This method conserves resources, enhances community value, and respects the historical significance of buildings. By giving existing structures a new purpose, it goes beyond mere recycling, intertwining memories with modern functionality.
Renowned architect Carl Elefante aptly stated, “The greenest building is one that is already built”, emphasizing the eco-friendliness of this approach. Beyond environmental benefits, adaptive reuse can uplift a neighborhood’s value and spirit, fostering a series of positive transformations and bridging the past with the present.
Featured image: YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten / MAD Architects
Placemaking is the intricate process of transforming public areas into lively, meaningful destinations that foster a sense of community and belonging. It transcends mere aesthetics and functionality, aiming to infuse spaces with soul and create an ambiance that resonates with its users. The difference between a mere space and a cherished place lies in the emotions and memories they evoke. Placemaking emphasizes the importance of accessibility, atmosphere, diverse activities, and the ability to attract individuals repeatedly.
This adaptable concept, rooted in understanding and amplifying the unique essence of each location, is not confined to urban settings but is relevant everywhere, from bustling streets to serene countrysides. By merging adaptive reuse with placemaking, spaces are not only refurbished but transformed into communal hubs where people can connect and celebrate.
Featured image: Creek Play / 100architects
Frequently asked questions
You can participate individually or as a team composed of up to four members. The registration fee must be paid per team, regardless of its number of members.
Absolutely, our competition is inclusive and invites participation from anyone over 18 years old, including engineers, philosophers, sociologists, photographers, literally anyone! Whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply someone with an interest in architecture and design, our competitions are open to your innovative solutions. Our goal is to gather a broad spectrum of perspectives and ideas.
Yes, you can modify your team members at any time. This includes adding or removing members, changing email addresses, or changing the team manager.
Each registration and fee payment allows the submission of one proposal. If your team wants to submit more than one, you can do so by registering and paying the registration fee as many times as proposals you want to submit.
Yes, if you attend the online course, you will receive a certificate of participation issued by Never Enough Architecture.
Once we have confirmed the dates, we will notify all participants in a timely manner about when the online course will take place.
We highly recommend attending the live classes as participants can receive feedback from the instructor and actively engage in dynamic discussions. However, if you are unable to attend due to any compatibility issues, all participants will have access to the recordings of the classes.