Yury Nikitin, Olga Tsepilova


Introduction: By determining the importance of industrial architecture as an object of cultural value, it is possible to identify the new principles for preserving the identity of a historical location. Purpose of the study: We aim to research different periods in the formation of the architectural and spatial layout of industrial buildings and structures; to determine which principles are applied when the buildings and structures are adapted for reuse. Methods: In this article, we use a synergistic approach to studying the specifics of the historical and cultural development of industrial architecture. Results and discussion: After analyzing the target of our study as a self-organizing system, as well as taking a look at its relationship with various structures, depending on the nonlinearity of the ongoing processes, we came to the conclusion that the emergence of different stylistic trends in industrial architecture can be viewed through the lens of significant historical periods, or bifurcations, which were the result of human activity in the past and would influence the functional development of the resulting space in the future. This approach reflects sociocultural needs and unlocks the potential for reusing historically significant industrial sites in various ways.


Synergistic approach, industrial architecture history, time-space relationship, genius loci.

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