St. Mary's Church, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland via Wikimedia

The Spaces: The most innovative adaptive reuse projects of 2019

The decade just ended has seen adaptive reuse evolve into a major category within contemporary construction, with architects and developers making the most of opportunities to breathe new life into undervalued structures. The Spaces presents nine of their favourite examples of adaptive reuse from the past 12 months that demonstrate the varied ways in which such projects can link the past and future.

One of The Space’s favourites is the Medieval Mile Museum in Kilkenny. “McCullough Mulvin Architects was nominated for the Mies van Der Rohe Award 2019 for this sensitive conversion of a 13th-century church into a museum for medieval artefacts. Modern interventions are clad in lead to complement the church’s original limestone and slate, and a large section of the timber roof is left exposed to create a focal point.”

Read the full list at The Spaces.

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