Opportunity Detection of Empty Architectonical Lands and Their Recycle for a More Sustainable City

  • Santiago Carroquino LarrazEmail author


In recent times, once the relevance of sostenibility in all productive sectors is accepted, the concept of recycling regains importance. The study of disused buildings existing in the city offers opportunities for more sustainable cities. The present article starts from the hypothesis that the reoccupation and renovation of buildings without use, which could respond to the demand of urban environment, is necessary in a more sustainable city. To that end, the need of putting to use existing buildings will be justified in the first place, in order to make use of the energy embodied in them and their benefits for urban revitalisation. Subsequently, the existing parameterized mapping tools will be analysed under the values of vulnerability and accessibility to urban facilities in the case of the city of Zaragoza. At last, conclusions will be drawn from the application of such tools in the analyse of empty spaces and needs. The investigation aims to search spots of opportunity where recycling empty architectonical lands can provide added value, acting aware of the sustainability demand and proposing an architecture for users.


Embedded energy Obsolescence of use Architectural recycling Population access Vulnerability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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