|This study has looked into icon development of industrial heritage as strategy in brownfield
redevelopment. Icons can be developed in various ways, ranging from strictly conservative
preservation to commercial exploitation. This research examines how the application of ‘grounded
renewal’ in icon development contributes to the redevelopment of brownfields. In grounded
renewal contemporary adjustments are applied that are anchored in the distinctive local hardware
and software. By conducting an empirical study, it was found that the development of the icon
contributes to value creation in both the materialization and social construction of the brownfield.
Through grounded renewal, the icon development is embedded in the urban environment and thus
has a functional position in the brownfield cluster.
|Industrial Icons; A study of the dynamics between iconic heritage development and the redevelopment of brownfields
|Industrial heritage, icon development, grounded renewal, brownfield redevelopment