Investigation on Adaptive Reuse and Management of Historic Housing for Tourism Accommodation in Greater Nanyang

  • 李 遠然

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Historic buildings are the collection of long history memories and culture and transmit the lifestyle and feature of a region in the old time From 1970s due to increased urbanization adaptive reuse becomes an essential issue in preserving historic buildings which suggests an alignment of maintenance and economic value Reflecting increasing demand for heritage or cultural tourism tourism accommodation as one type of adaptive usages became a phenomenon in late 1980s and boomed in 2000s It seems that tourism accommodation transformed from historic buildings are becoming more and more popular to owners managers and guests After analysing the cases of worldwide tourism accommodation renovated from historic building data shows the relationship between location and spatial facility used in the past (except hotel) This study shows that the majority of original use for housing and office is widely spread and located in Asia; whereas original function used as palace religious and industrial buildings are most likely to be found in Europe Considering regionalism and similarity of culture ethnic group architecture and urban development the study focuses on tourism accommodations transformed from historic housing in Greater Nanyang which includes Southern China Hong Kong Macau Taiwan Malaysia and Singapore Through approaches of case study and in-depth interview this study is looking into the conservation and management issue of adaptive reuse historic housing as tourism accommodation with discussion in ownership stewardship design conservation management and marketing Moreover the study will be extend to other reused tourism accommodations in Greater Nanyang as a guideline highlights how to manage the conserved past as a contemporary tourist destination Through knowing the characteristics and experiences of guests the study also helps such tourism accommodation to deliver better services for long-term hospitality development
Date of Award2015 Dec 24
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorHui-Wen Lin (Supervisor)

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Investigation on Adaptive Reuse and Management of Historic Housing for Tourism Accommodation in Greater Nanyang
遠然, 李. (Author). 2015 Dec 24

Student thesis: Master's Thesis