Preliminary Review of Adaptive Reuse Practice for Heritage Buildings

  • Maszuwita Abdul Wahab
  • Maizatul Naqiyyah
  • Feng Yuan UiTM
  • Nor Aini Salleh
  • Cheong Peng Au-Yong


The economy is measured based on the development of a city and the new development will involve costs for material, energy, and time which also generates high carbon emissions. It is important to have guidelines to retain and sustain the heritage development and reduce the reality of climate change due to the urgency towards sustainability. This paper aims to provide knowledge contribution and awareness of the adaptive reuse for heritage buildings in line with heritage preservation and sustainable design. Besides, important factors to be considered for adaptive reuse in heritage buildings that can be focused as one of the important maintenance strategies for heritage development The method used in this research is qualitative method which is by carrying out semi structured interview, case study, and observation. The observation has been done towards the case study to identify the principles and processes of adaptive reuse applied. The findings existing factors of adaptive reuse practices in the case study, significant factors of reuse for heritage buildings, and recommendations to develop awareness to protect heritage buildings. Many factors influenced the implementation of adaptive reuse, including the building's state, ineffective management, and the building's purpose should be considered to improve the preservation process for better value of the building.


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ABDUL WAHAB, Maszuwita et al. Preliminary Review of Adaptive Reuse Practice for Heritage Buildings. International Journal of Business and Technology Management, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 603-618, apr. 2024. ISSN 2682-7646. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 june 2024.
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