Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 8, No 5 (2016)

Importance and Advantages of Conversion of Unused Industrial Buildings in Lithuania

Miroslavas Pavlovskis (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Jurgita Antuchevičienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


The article analyzes the concept, goals, and problems of conversion of abandoned industrial buildings and areas, as well as the benefit of successful conversion to urban development. The review of scientific literature allows claiming that the old industrial buildings are very attractive for investment. The article distinguishes the main types of conversion, and their characteristic features. The research describes environmental factors influencing conversion and develops the set of indicators to evaluate conversion. Different types of conversion projects are assessed applying the multi-criteria method WASPAS-G. It is established that the best of the projects is converting a building into a lofttype housing, which could give a significant positive impact on the urban and architectural environment and be environmentally friendly both during the production and exploitation period.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2016-12-30

Keyword(s): conversion of buildings; conversion of areas; industrial buildings; built heritage; sustainable development; multiple criteria decision making; WASPAS-G.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2016.971

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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