Where there are vacancies, there is room for new uses, suchas housing and leisure and health-care facilities. This often results in surprising combinations, such as a school or acommunity centre in a factory complex, a shop in a church, or a recreation area in a military zone. This book presents 20 inspiring redevelopment projects. It addresses the story behind the success of redevelopment in essays on heritage policy, public-private partnerships, financing, and design. The creative way Dutch architecture offices deal with heritageis also catching on abroad, as evidenced by OMA’s projects in Italy and Germany, West 8’s in Russia, Mecanoo’s in the United States, and Maurer’s in China.