Workshop “Adaptive Reuse of Built Heritage”

 © EC Representation in Germany
Summit 2018: event

20/06/2018, 14:00 – 18:00

European Commission, Europa Nostra

Europäisches Haus
Unter den Linden 78
10117 Berlin

This workshop dedicated to the Adaptive Reuse of Built Heritage will gather European Commission services, Europa Nostra and ICOMOS experts, architects as well as European networks in the field of industrial, military and religious heritage. The speakers will discuss a number of case studies and identify success factors in a sustainable development perspective. The workshop is organized by the  Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and Europa Nostra in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the European Committee of Regions in the frame of the Knowledge Exchange Platform – KEP.

This event takes place in the framework of one of the 10 EU Initiatives of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which is dedicated to Heritage in transition: re-imagining industrial, religious and military spaces for the regeneration of urban and rural areas. The initiative aims at promoting good practice in the field of adaptive reuse so as to sensitize local/regional authorities and communities to the cultural, social and economic benefits of such (quality) operations.

The workshop will be followed by a cocktail to provide a networking opportunity between the speakers and the participants.

The event language is English. Registration is required (deadline: 1st June) the and ID information will be requested. The event is free.

Please note that your bags and luggage will be checked at the entry.


14.00 – 14.05 Welcome by Catherine Magnant, Head of the Task Force for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, European Commission
14.05 – 15.35 How to give a 2nd chance to heritage buildings? Good practice
Moderator: Hughes Becquart, European Commission

  • Fani Tufano, Council Member of Europa Nostra, former Chair Jury Category Conservation of EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards
  • Anna Ramos, Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe
  • “The ufaFabrik – a factory of imagination” – Sigried Niemer, founder and board member (Berlin)
  • ‘Waking up the Sleeping Giants’ – Nils Scheffler, lead expert of URBACT network 2nd Chance
15.35 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 How to ensure the quality of heritage reuse? Research and policy perspectives
Moderator: Koen van Balen, director of R. Lemaire International Centre for Conservation and Council Member of Europa Nostra

  • Babette Winter, State Secretary for Europe and Culture in the  Thuringia State Chancellery, Member of the European Committe of Regions, Rapporteur general
  • EU Research and Innovation for adaptive reuses of built heritage in cities and regions – Emanuela de Menna, European Commission
  • Adaptive reuse in historic city centres – Jacopo Gaspari, Professor, University of Bologna, ROCK coordination team and Gamze Dane, Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology
  •  Stefano Francesco Musso, President of the ICOMOS expert group on the quality of heritage interventions
17.30 – 17.45 Concluding words by Michel Magnier, Director of Culture and Creativity, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
17.45 – 18.45 Cocktail