Table 2

Physical building characteristics affecting adaptive reuse potential.

Positive Negative
Structure and floors Large floor spans Dense grids
Columns; free plans Low ceilings under existing beams
Constructed for heavy carriage Thin floors: acoustic insulation insufficient
Facade Small grid Inadequate technical state, no attachment-points for interior walls
Good technical state Cantilevering floors: complicates adding balconies
Floor lay-out, length and depth Deep buildings Location of elevators and staircases
Stairs and elevators Excess number of elevators Insufficient number of escape routes
Excessive space occupied by cores

Source: Remøy and Wilkinson [50].

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