Adaptive reuse of historical building heritage in Lofoten, Norway

Ioana Miruna Buză, Gaurav Chaudhary, Nikita Chhajer, Cristina Magrì, Miruna-Nais Nină, Mădălina Sbarcea

Rezumat/Abstract. The present paper is developed from the teamwork carried out in the context of the „Adaptive reuse of historical building heritage in Lofoten“ workshop, organised in Norway as an intensive programme for higher education learners. The workshop was an activity of the VVITA project: „Modernizing learning and teaching for achitecture through smart and long-lasting partnerships leading to sustainable and inclusive development strategies to vitalize heritage villages through innovative technologies”, financed by the European Comission through the Erasmus+ Programme. Workshop participants, with different backgrounds, gathered to propose a model for the adaptive reuse of traditional buildings in the Vestbygda commune, with the underlying purpose to revitalize the entire area for a smooth transition into a new socio-economical context. The proposed project addressed local issues like depopulation and economic decline, starting from a particular building that would become a catalyst for the revitalization of the entire village and even of the entire area.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: rural heritage, sustainable rural development, heritage valorization, strategic partnerships

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