As an expert with lots of experience, Robert Winkel will give a lecture on May 8 to participants in the course ‘Repurposing Vacant Real Estate’. This course forms part of the BNA Academy and takes place in the Schieblock building in Rotterdam. Winkel will expand on his experience with remarkable projects such as the Chewing Gum Factory in Amsterdam and The Factory Delfshaven.
The repurposing of vacant buildings is more topical than ever and will be one of the biggest tasks facing architects in the near future. And it doesn’t just concern the handful of buildings that enjoy protected status as works of heritage. Rather, it about buildings in general, recognising the architectural potential of ordinary structures and drawing up feasible proposals.