Something old something new, something borowed
The public sector is a steadily growing factor in modern society and the economy. In the course of this growth it has acquired positions in urban planning. Hospitals, psychiatric institutions, rehabilitation centres and schools, built at the edge of towns for reasons of land availability and land prices, have subsequently seen those towns grow around them. These areas have thus come to occupy more central locations, with a considerable increase in the value of those areas as a result.
The existing buildings and structures are often difficult to adapt for new contemporary use without substantial investment. From a cost perspective, it is generally more efficient to demolish the existing construction and to start again from scratch. However, precisely the architectural and urban design qualities of the existing premises are attractive to market parties.
Duurzame herontwikkeling, Zorg