Temporary Use

Temporary use is a practice in urbanism aiming to revitalise empty spaces in urban areas, especially abandoned and decaying buildings. Many spaces are left empty by owners because they currently do not have plans for the space, no capital for its renovation or further building, or cannot sell or rent the space at the price they want. Instead of waiting with an empty space, which can often mean being additionally taxed by the municipality, they can offer a temporary use. This allows various community members to obtain the space for their social, cultural, or other needs, often under more favourable terms. The property owner often has less requirements than in the case of a normal lease: they do not have to maintain the space and can cancel the use at a much shorter notice. On the other hand, temporary users can use the space at no or symbolical cost, and often maintain the spaces themselves. (source: Wikipedia )