adaptive reuse


Definition of adaptive reuse

: the renovation and reuse of pre-existing structures (such as warehouses) for new purposes The City of Hillsboro is seeking qualified partners for the adaptive reuse of three buildings in the historic downtown core area.The Hillsboro (Oregon) Argus, 14 Sept. 2010

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First Known Use of adaptive reuse

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Adaptive reuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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