In the past few decades, some historic domestic buildings in the city of Granada (Spain) have been refurbished for use as hotels. These projects follow an economic-based approach to preserving the city's heritage, strongly driven by property developers. In parallel to this, other urban and social rehabilitation strategies have been set in motion that prioritise the preservation of domestic uses on the premise that implementing the principles of integrated conservation will make historic buildings part of the dynamic of the city and its citizens. The samples chosen in this study include historic palatial buildings located in the heart of the city that have been transformed into hotels; smaller single-family dwellings whose Muslim or Mudéjar past has been preserved to convert them into "character hotels"; or the division of historic buildings, large and small, into small tourist apartments to cater for a more itinerant population. A multidisciplinary analysis has been made of the principal strategies that have been carried out in the materialisation of the adaptations, analysing this architecture located in a World Heritage Site such as the Albaicin neighbourhood in Granada (Spain) and the recovery models based mainly on the relationship with the surroundings, on spatial management through the search for compatibility with the original typologies and on the degree of permanence of their material and constructional values, revealing proposals that have ranged from the recovery of a specific language with similar and related materials to making the significance of the present moment clear with contemporary techniques. All of this is based on the search for balance and compatibility between the pre-existing architecture and the definition of the new use. We will analyse the effect the transformation of heritage has had on both the city and these historic buildings with the aim of justify making this experience known in order to extrapolate it to other geographical to other geographical and cultural contexts.
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