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Tuesday, 05/July/2022:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Miles Kenneth OGLETHORPE
Location: Hall C

Sustainable development of inudstrial heritage

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1:30pm - 1:45pm

Implementation of Positive Energy District Concepts and Energy Master Plans for Decarbonization of Districts

Matthias HAASE1, Daniela BAER2

1ZHAW, Switzerland; 2SINTEF, Norway

In order to be able to apply principles of a holistic approach to neighbourhoods and districts, often coined community energy planning in the literature,it is important to provide the necessary methods and instruments to master planners, decision makers, and stakeholders. There is a research gap with regard to the planning and implementation strategies and models used. Our research is based on literature and document analysis and qualitative interviews.

The results collect the characteristics of implementation models towards Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) and analyze which energy supply options exist and which are needed for PEDs. The consequences for a larger rollout of the concept are discussed. From the analysis of the results, the conclusions are that integrated energy planning is more important than ever. Understanding the different dimensions of sustainable development in combination with energy supply and consumption is important to plan and realize settlements that not only contribute significantly to reducing energy consumption and securing the location of energy infrastructure (generation, distribution, storage), but also in terms of log-term sustainable development and in specific climate neutrality.

1:45pm - 2:00pm

Adaptive Reuse of Factory Chimneys – Industrial Heritage Symbols and Urban Landmarks


CTU Prague, Fac. of Civil Engineering, Dpt. of Architecture, Czech Republic

Industrial heritage buildings and sites are seen as an important part of urban regeneration and sustainable development strategies over the last two decades for a number of reasons. Of particular note is the genius loci that accompanies them, but also the potential to attract artists and creative industries. In this sense, factory chimneys are a strong visual element and also an important symbol. At the same time, thanks to their distinctive proportions, they have also become an unmissable part of the urban structure of cities, in which they can assume a compositional and orienting role (a landmark), comparable with church spires or belfries with all due respect. In order to design adaptive reuse of the chimney, it is therefore necessary to place it in a context that is not only spatial but also symbolic, both in relation to its immediate surroundings and in a wider context. Often, however, the subject of the new use of the chimney is only raised when at least the material context of the chimney was irreversibly altered; in extreme situations, the chimney is the only surviving element of the original structure. However, the lost authenticity - the originality of the preserved building structure or technological flow - also opens up new meanings and other possibilities for the use of a solitary chimney in a transformed environment. The contribution introduces adaptive reuse possibilities of the industrial chimneys within the sustainable urban development, considering both industrial heritage values and specific chimney construction limits.

2:00pm - 2:15pm

The New Industrial Revolution: Finding New Life for the Buildings Left Behind


313 Historic Preservation, United States of America

From large generating facilities to modest neighborhood substations, utility structures are an exercise in dichotomy. Captivating yet mysterious, designed with both powerful function and beautiful design in mind.

Quietly playing a role in the development of cities and supporting the activities of home worldwide, the magic of power plants, pumping houses and switching stations is often hidden behind metal gates and pressed brick facades with frosted window panes and carved decorative ornamentations.

Working to achieve global goals of carbon-neutrality paired with advancements in infrastructure, utility distribution and alternative energies now forces the reconsideration of many unique late nineteenth and early twentieth century industrial heritage assets.

As these sites are decommissioned how can they power new experiences for generations to come?

Brimming with astounding potential, the unique challenges of power generation facilities can be a deterrent to redevelopment. Alternatively, preservation and reuse celebrates the contributions of those who designed, built and operated the architectural and engineering marvels that powered the world while deterring exceptional building materials from languishing in landfills.

This session presents redevelopment tools utilized in the United States and Europe to incentivize the adaptive reuse of power generating and distribution buildings

Including strategies to:

- Navigate public and private sector collaborations

- Identify programs that incentivize redevelopment

- Overcoming challenges inherent to the reuse of industrial sites

Attendees will leave empowered to rethink industrial and utility structures and take the next steps toward catalyzing successful redevelopment projects!

2:15pm - 2:30pm

Research, Protection and Re-use of Post-war Industrial Heritage in the Czech Republic


CTU in Prague, Czech Republic

Current professional debate on research and protection of post-war architecture in the Czech Republic has so far paid little attention to industrial structures. Pre-war industrial architecture has already acquired its place in historiography and monument protection. However post-war architecture, typologically, technologically interesting, representing the industrial efforts of that era are endangered by many demolitions.

The text summarizes research on monument protection and re-use strategies within the new doctoral study program Industrial Heritage at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague.

2:30pm - 2:37pm

Tool for Developing a Plan for the Renovation and Remediation of Cultural Heritage Objects


Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU in Prague, Czech Republic

Cultural heritage objects are to a large extent a public good of collective consumption, their preservation is in the public interest of society as a whole. The benefits that arise from the owner's investment and that result from the existence and use of an cultural heritage objects are usually not "consumed" only by the owner, but to a greater or lesser extent by the whole society or a particular group. In the case of renovation and remediation of cultural heritage objects, life-cycle costs are determined in the operational phase, before the intended renovation or remediation. They should be used to select an economically sustainable solution, with the maximum potential to preserve the cultural and historical value. The paper presents an application that is designed for the elaboration of plans for the renovation and remediation of cultural heritage objects, which is solved in the form of a web interface. The application processes data at the level of individual structural elements. For faster and more comfortable work of users, it uses a database of type objects, which combines primary data from the level of structural elements.

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