Seminar Repurposing Industrial Heritage with a Focus on Innovation & Sustainability

HAN 14.-15.10.2022 © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

14. - 15.10.2022, 3:00 pm. - 7:00 pm.

282 workshop

Registration for participation in the seminar

The seminar Repurposing industrial heritage with a focus on innovation and sustainability emerged from an initiative of civil society organizations in Hanoi and is supported by the Goethe-Institut, the Institut Français, the Embassy of the Netherlands, the British Council, and the Franco-German Cultural Fund.

Since 2021, several civil society organizations have been working with EUNIC Vietnam to encourage the local public and policymakers to review former industrial sites from a reuse perspective. Since the last EUNIC event, the City of Hanoi has decided to relocate nine industrial facilities with high cultural and technological value from the center. The vacated spaces provide a concrete occasion to present international findings to the expert community in Hanoi. The particular emphasis is on sustainable use and applications of innovations for this purpose.

On the one hand, this decision opens up opportunities for the development of industrial heritage transformation in Vietnam. On the other hand, the city is facing challenges due to the lack of policies and regulations regarding Industrial Heritage transformation and the absence of successful case studies. According to a survey conducted by the Hanoi Architectural University in 2021, up to 60% of Hanoians do not have a particular interest in industrial facilities. Therefore, the project's objective is to raise awareness among local people about the role of industrial heritage as a valuable resource. For investors and political decision-makers, the focus is on utilization issues, which will be addressed through an exchange of experience and knowledge on conservation, design, and planning.

Meanwhile, in Europe, Industrial heritage values are recognized and integrated into the context of climate change. The participation of the international experts is a cooperation offer of EUNIC Vietnam and the Delegation of the European Union.

The schedule of the two conferences and detailed information about the project are available at the following link:


Assoc. Prof. Arch. Pham Thuy Loan (*1974)
Asian Network of Industrial Heritage

Pham Thuy Loan © Private Assoc. Prof. Arch. Pham Thuy Loan is the representative of Vietnam in the Asian Network of Industrial Heritage. She is active in research and promotion of Industrial Heritage and develops solutions for conservation, adaptive reuse, management, and integration into Cultural - Creative - Public Spaces.
Nguyen Anh Tuan (*1979)
Heritage Space (Vietnam)

Nguyen Anh Tuan © Private Nguyen Anh Tuan graduated from the Hanoi Fine Arts University. Since 2016, he has been working as the artistic director of Heritage Space - an independent art space in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Nguyen Bui Vu (*1983)
Complex 01(Vietnam)

Nguyen Bui Vu © Private Architect Nguyen Bui Vu is one of the co-founders of Complex 01, a former printing plant on Tay Son Street in Hanoi from the years of the "industrial revolution." It serves as a multifunctional complex created for work - study - shopping - café - entertainment.

Borina Andrieu (*1967)
Willmotte & Associés (Frankreich)

Borina Andrieu © Private Borina Andrieu has been part of the Paris-based global architecture company Wilmotte & Associés where she currently serves as a managing director. She has been involved in numerous emblematic creations for Wilmotte & Associés, including the renovation and transformation of the Halle Freyssinet into Station F, the world’s largest start-up incubator and the headquarters for Google at Kings Cross in London. In recognition of her work, she was awarded the French Legion of Honor by the French President in 2018.

Arch. Huy Pham (*1982)
282 DESIGN (Vietnam)

Huy Pham © Private Huy Pham is the founder of 282 Design - an architecture firm. This office has transformed a former helmet factory into a creative space with 282 workshops, where the event series "Repurposing Industrial Heritage 2022" takes place.

Martyn Evans (*1965)
U+I (Großbritannien)

Martyn Evans © Private Martyn Evans is the founder of the Young Architects and Developers Alliance (YADA), a networking organization that fuels partnership and understanding between young architects and developers. He is Deputy Chair of the London Festival of Architecture and has been a jury member of the Architect of the Year, the NLA and the Estates Gazette Awards.

Professor Dipl.-Ing. Achim Pfeiffer (*1969)
Böll Architekten GmbH (Deutschland)

Achim Pfeiffer © Private Prof. Achim Pfeiffer studied architecture at the RWTH in Aachen. He has been the managing partner of Böll Architekten GmbH since 2021. He has accomplished numerous project management in the field of monument protection and municipal construction, e.g. UNESCO world heritage site Zeche Zollverein, Museum Rüsselsheim, pump house Bochum, central bus station Bochum, velvet weaving mill Krefeld, cultural center Bottrop, market hall Herford. From 2019-2022 he also teaches building construction and building in existing contexts at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences (Germany).

Professor Dr. Helmuth Albrecht (*1955)

Helmuth Albrechts © Private Prof. Helmuth Albrecht has dedicated his professional career to the world and cultural heritage. Since 2000, he has become Head of the World Heritage project group at the Institute for Industrial Archaeology, History of Science and Technology (IWTG). In particular, Prof. Helmuth Albrecht has served on the International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) as a director and has been a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites since 2013.

Alban Corbier-Labasse (*1969)
La Friche la Belle de Mai (Frankreich)

Alban Corbier-Labasse © Private Alban Corbier-Labasse is the director of Friche la Belle de Mai. Formerly the largest tobacco factory in France "La Friche la Belle de Mai", is now a workspace for nearly 70 organizations (including more than 350 artists, producers, and members of communities entertainment, various creative), and is one of the destinations that attracts more than 450,000 visitors each year.

Jochen Lam (*1983)
Transsolar KlimaEngineering (Deutschland)

Jochen Lam © Private Jochen Lam studied technology management, which is mechanical engineering with fundamentals of economics. Since 2013, he has been working as a TRNSYS software engineer, where he is deeply involved in developing the methodology of thermal modelling of buildings and systems. As a consultant, Lam validates the efficiency of complex systems, which gave him the background to lead projects optimizing climate concepts worldwide. He also lectures at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the School of Architecture Umeå (Sweden).

Emma Westerduin (*1989)
Except Integrated Sustainability (Niederlande)

Emma Westerduin © Private Emma Westerduin leads the design team within Except Integrated Sustainability. Her skills go beyond architecture to include urban metabolism, food systems, and place-society relationships. In collaboration with various organizations, Westerduin has designed and implemented projects such as Utrecht Community (Uco) Workspace.

Pham Trung Hieu (*1976)
Hanoi Achitectural University

Pham Trung Hieu © Private Architect Pham Trung Hieu is a lecturer in Methodology - Preservation of Architectural Heritage – Hanoi Architectural University. At the Hanoi Creative Space Design Contest 2021, his team won the Choice Award in the category "Organization of creative spaces based on the use of industrial facilities in urban areas that need to be relocated or converted into functions" with a renovation project of Gia Lam Railway Factory in Hanoi.

Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy (*1986)
Elithis Asia

Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy © Private Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy is the Regional Director of Elithis Asia, Elithis Group. She graduated with a master's degree in "Energy and thermal system design" - Paris Est Créteil University, France. After working at the group's headquarters in Dijon (France), Thuy returned to Vietnam to manage the energy optimization segment of Elithis Vietnam.