Published in 5/2022 - Refurbish or Demolish?


Architects as Mediators of Change

Hella Hernberg

The former shipbuilding halls, Les Nefs, in Île de Nantes served for 15 years as a public space accommodating various events as part of the redevelopment of the area. Photo: Jean-Dominique Billaud / Samoa

Over the recent decades, the temporary use of vacant spaces has been recognised as a sustainable and inclusive approach for managing urban change. In her doctoral thesis, Hella Hernberg found out that, for architects, working with temporary uses can be an opportunity to challenge structures that restrict typical architectural work.

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