Big box retail store transformed into a youth and community centre.
Adaptive reuse is repurposing an existing structure for a new use, breathing new life into old buildings.
Sometimes these changes are reasonably subtle, such as a retirement village transformed into student accommodation. More often, they are complete transformations, rescuing buildings from demolition and ensuring that they are fit for purpose for many more decades.
Adaptive reuse is a sustainable way to build, requiring fewer building materials. It can also preserve the heritage character of individual buildings or even entire neighborhoods.