Alexandros Postekkis

University of Nicosia

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Department of Architecture

P14 | INCREMENTAL REVITALIZATION. Abandoned industrial buildings.

by Alexandros Postekkis 

This proposal explores the incremental transformation of abandoned industrial buildings by attempting to activate and reintegrate these structures in the socioeconomic system according to the emerging needs of the industry. Examples exist, like the Duisburg Park, as well as important conceptual theories of strategic delicate approaches, like that of Latz and Partners Landscape Architects towards a restored building and site and its gradual transition of total transformation whilst maintaining its memory. The aim of this project is to promote the significance of a smooth transition from the building’s past use to the new function by always maintaining a piece of “memory” of function. Through this re-use of space, a sustainable strategy arises. Issues of cost-efficiency and recycling of an already built structure through the awakening of the buildings’ and the people’s memory become a strategy for design development where previous users are called to remember and re-interpret while new ones to explore and learn.


Alexandros Postekkis  is an architect with a degree from the Architecture Research Center [A.R.C.] at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus (2011). He is currently working at Constantinos Kypris architectural firm with commissions including mostly housing projects and architectural competitions. He worked as a visiting Teaching Assistant at the Architecture Research Center in 1st and 2nd year Studio Courses during 2011-12. He also held a position as a Lazer-Cutter operator at the Department during 2009 -2013. His research focuses on revitalizing and regenerating abandoned communities with buildings and social sustainability. His work has been presented through conferences, publications and workshops. He is also a member of the Young Architects and Students of Architecture Council of the Cyprus Architects Association.