‘Our duty is to give buildings a new lease of life’, Carlo Scarpa once said, ‘so that they may be able to live today and tomorrow’.

As the need for alternatives to demolition and building anew becomes increasingly urgent, the AR New into Old awards celebrate the imaginative appropriation of existing structures, from innovative insertions to ambitious adaptations, that offer buildings a new lease of life.

​This year’s winning and commended projects chosen by judges John Lin, Eva Prats and Gert Wingårdh were all published in the AR July/August issue, which launched on 19 July during AR New into Old Talks. This FREE virtual event brought together the 2021 AR New into Old awards winner ZAV Architects for a conversation about their winning project, Farsh Film Studio and the creative ways buildings are adapted and remodelled to welcome contemporary uses. 


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