This research began at the October of 2007 as part of the research work, entitled “The industrial building –a place for living and for labour-“. More specifically, its subject is creating a record of the industrial buildings within and outside of Greece, which have been reused and been converted to places for living and for labour. Out of the 22 industrial buildings that are presented, 9 are placed outside of Greece and all the others are placed at the continental and at the insular Greece. For the achievement of this goal, the most characteristic industrial buildings, that are reused, were recorded. This research, especially, is divided in five chapters, for better understanding.
CHAPTER A-HISTORICAL FACTS
In this chapter, there is a short historical rewind at the starting of the industrial revolution and a remark at the industrial legacy and at the reuse of the industrial buildings in Greece and Europe phenomenon. Furthermore, there is a remark at the reuse of the industrial buildings as museums “of themselves” and as places promoting the civilization in Greece.
CHAPTER B–ANALYSE OF TERMS AND OF QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS
In this chapter, there is an analyse of the residential and working terms, and of the common characteristics of the industrial buildings.
CHAPTER C–DEMANDS-REGULATIONS-MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS OF THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDING BEFORE THE REUSE
This chapter negotiates the urban-zoning parameter, the total redeployment at town and fundamental level and the management of the boundings of the exesting situation.
CHAPTER D–EXAMPLES OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS REUSE THROUGHOUT EUROPE AND GREECE
In this chapter, examples of reuse of industrial buildings in Greece, Europe and the USA, that have been converted into places for living and labour, are presented. More specifically, there is the record and analyse of 22 industrial buildings, that are classified into three categories.
The final chapter negotiates, as a total, the issue of the reuse of the industrial buildings and the success of the new uses of the buildings, that have fallen into decay as time passes.