In recent years there have been numerous real estate rehabilitation
projects that have appeared widely from north to south of the country
especially in the centre of cities.
The majority of these rehabilitation projects are praiseworthy.
I said “the majority” because
unfortunately numerous owners either private or corporate, often carry out
alleged “rehabilitation” operations when in reality what they do is just a
“face wash” of the property, leaving it with a beautiful exterior but with the
same structure, and, in reality the building cannot offer safe conditions for
their future residents because structurally it might not have been subjected to
any profound rehabilitation.
An example of that unhappy reality is the frequent use of materials and
equipment with specifications, weight and size that are incompatible with the
already weak structure of the building which can make this property a true time
In fact, to talk about rehabilitation seriously is to make a systematic,
structural and thorough analysis of the building and to consider either the
rehabilitation or a renovation operation that should, in case that building
does not offer security conditions, go through its demolition and new
Managing the real estate of a city, with dignity, doesn’t always require
rehabilitation. With the real estate
pressure of the 1980s, cities underwent major changes and many of the real
estate operations were true attacks on the city.
buildings may be more detrimental to the city than taking advantage of the
buildings’ lifespan to end their demolition and making them more sustainable
buildings from the point of view of the materials used and from the point of
view of energy management.
To renew the city is
to think of the people.
Managing the city
space is creating conditions to receive families with dignity.
Therefore, we should
not, blindly and at all costs, opt for rehabilitation but make a real balancing
exercise between rehabilitation and renewal.
renewing should not be enemies but go hand in hand like two sisters walking
side by side with one common goal: to welcome families who work in the city,
stroll in the city, shop in the city, have fun in the city and can return at
the end of the day to their safe, efficient and comfortable dwellings.
At Metathesis, every
project is considered to have a correct assessment and choice between
rehabilitation of the building or, on the contrary, to undertake a property
renovation operation because this is believed to be the obligation of a
responsible real estate developer.