Prevailing Value System Based Context, Adaptive Reuse

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Hanaa Moosa Issa Moosa


The local problem in Egypt concerns the absence of balance between benefiting the community throughout the buildings’ new uses and conserving them. As in many cases, either the concept of museamizing buildings within the absence of visiting museums culture, or reusing the building in a vital function to the community such as schools. Within the second case a lot of destruction is caused due to absence of reuse codes, lack of awareness of cultural value for both users, and the administrative practices and vision.
The research conducted a number of analytical stages. Through the analysis, it is concluded that there is a more comprehensive context than the known ones representing the generally prevailing value system in the community and its continual changing of the other contexts and their direction of change.
An Adaptive Reuse Classification of 6 types will be reached after the analysis of a number of cases, in which every type is identified and ways of how to achieve the purposed balance is concluded. A methodology is formulated in order to reach a balance between getting the benefit of the heritage building and conserving it. Finally, a case study will take place.

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