Adaptive reuse is the recycling of old buildings, which are then taken to form the basis of new structures. In the 1970s there was a move toward destroying all that was old-fashioned and inhibiting. During this time Australia lost a lot of its heritage buildings. During the 1980s Australia’s historical affinity was resurged and buildings were quickly listed for heritage value before they were lost to development endeavour.
Ethical reconstruction through recycling
Economic advantage due to the use of existing materials
Maintains the historical context of a building relative to its community