Most buildings are initially constructed for a particular purpose, but as time goes by there may be a need to adapt them for new functions. Transformation of the existing building stock is one of the most sustainable ways of developing our cities, where everything from centuries-old palaces to more recent factory buildings may have the potential to be reshaped for new functions. That is why renovation, conversion or transformation is an option that should often be considered when we are dealing with an existing building.
When we convert and transform buildings we always start by making a valuation of the building itself. We use this valuation to ensure that the customer’s wishes are met, while respecting the existing building in a given context. Here we focus on not losing the particular architectural, social and cultural attributes of the building, while identifying its potential and ways of recreating qualities that may have been lost in earlier rebuilding works.