An evaluation tool to support strategical evaluations for the reclamation and reuse of dismissed sites

Francesca Thiebat


Dismissed architectures and urban voids are often considered revitalization chances for the cities. At the same time they are an urban problem, tied to structural crisis and social decay. The research take on the relationship between the safeguard of historical industrial buildings and new needs in terms of eco-compatibility, global cost and energy. Through the results of an application of life cycle design, the paper aims at demonstrating the importance of tools for the analysis supporting strategical evaluations for the sustainable planning of urban renewal through the reclamation of dismissed industrial sites.


Reclamation; Industrial architecture; Sustainability; LCA; LCC

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