July 17 Moses 15:15 - 16:15 | Investments, Strategy
Redevelopment of Industrial Zones. The Needs of the City and the Wants of the Developer
In the last fifteen years, the advances of post-industrial economy have left vacant vast parts of the city formerly occupied by industrial factories. The first wow-effect was produced by Frank Gehry’s redesign of an old factory in Bilbao, which overnight made the obscure city into a cultural beacon for architects and tourists. Other successful repurposing projects include Docklands in London, the reconstruction of the Amsterdam port, and the creation of the Forum les Halles in the old central food market in Paris. With a vast industrial belt embracing the centre of the city, Moscow has already set in motion several large redevelopment projects; several more to be launched soon.
- What factors are important to consider when redeveloping industrial zones?
- How can they be integrated into the urban fabric?
- What is to be done with the industrial architectural heritage? What are the roles of the city and developers in such projects and how can they cooperate?
- How can industrial zones become a source of growth for urban economy?