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dc.contributor.authorKiroff, Lydia
dc.contributor.authorParris, S.
dc.description.abstractAuckland is currently facing a housing crisis in which demand for living space has exceeded what is being provided. The ad hoc demolition of older buildings, driven by proactive property developers in hope of meeting the ever-increasing housing demand, often does not take into consideration the economic, environmental and social benefits that existing buildings can offer. Auckland City has at its disposal existing building stock that is often underutilised, with building owners usually opting for demolition as opposed to adaptation, due to a stigma attached that it is both a complicated and costly process. The study utilises a case study approach that focuses on a conversion project, the Ford Factory Lofts, situated in Parnell, one of Auckland’ s CBD fringe areas. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were carried out with the property developer, architect, structural engineer, planner and marketing manager. Fieldwork and documentary research complemented the interviews with the aim to understand the potential that adaptive reuse has in the context of Auckland City. The findings indicate that for a developer to consider adaptive reuse as a viable alternative to demolition, a clear set of financial incentives must be identified. Although the undertaking was not attractive in terms of cost and risk related to buildability, marketability and the potential for return on investment played an important role and ultimately validated the process, allowing the developer to capitalise on the building’s character. Other drivers, associated with sustainable building practices, were not considered and were instead a bi-product of the adaptive reuse process.en_NZ
dc.publisherAnalysis & Policy Observatory (APO)en_NZ
dc.rightsState of Australian Cities Conference 2017en_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland CBDen_NZ
dc.subjecthousing in Aucklanden_NZ
dc.subjectindustrial buildingen_NZ
dc.subjecturban regenerationen_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding reuseen_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding adaptive reuseen_NZ
dc.subjectconverted architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectFord Lifts (Parnell, Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectParnell (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.titleAdaptive reuse and repurposing of industrial buildings to residential dwellings in Auckland Cityen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKiroff, L., & Parris, S. (2018). Adaptive reuse and repurposing of industrial buildings to residential dwellings in Auckland City. APO Analysis and Policy Observatory, 8th State of Australian Cities National Conference, 28-30 November 2017, Adelaide, South Australia, Australian Cities Research Network. doi:10.4225/50/5b2c6e61935bden_NZ
unitec.conference.titleAPO Analysis and Policy Observatory, 8th State of Australian Cities National Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAustralian Cities Research Networken_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAnalysis & Policy Observatory (APO)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAdelaide, South Australiaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMelbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_NZ

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