IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: ArchDaily on ‘Mallorca’s abandoned buildings’.

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and this week features ArchDaily on ‘Mallorca’s abandoned buildings.

the building was a poster child for the modern architectural movement…

Arch Daily writes:

A building stands out along the maritime walkway in Palma, Mallorca’s capital. Designed by José Ferragut Pou and completed in 1960, the building was a poster child for the modern architectural movement sweeping the globe at that time. Today, like many of its brethren, it stands in abandoned disrepair….

While many of these buildings were designed and built to fulfill a wide range of purposes, over time, they fell into obsolescence and disrepair; however, this doesn’t mean that they serve no purpose. With some dedicated rehabilitation, they could be revived and bring new life to their surrounding communities.

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