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As we kick off 2019, Blueprint tackles the topic of adaptation: how can old or outdated designs be given new life to suit contemporary needs and improve sustainability? We visit two new adaptive projects from Haworth Tompkins – Battersea Arts Centre and Bristol Old Vic – where both sensitive and inventive architecture has enriched two historic theatres. We report from Chicago, where Tadao Ando's bold concrete intervention within a 1920s apartment block has created a radical new space for architecture and art, Wrightwood 659. And editor Johnny Tucker sits down with 2019 RIBA Royal Gold Medal-winner, Nicholas Grimshaw, whose impressive career spans projects with sustainability and adaptability at their core. Elsewhere in the issue, we bring you: ALA Architects' 'library in the clouds', Oodi, in Helsinki; Stockholm's newest housing blocks from OMA and Bjarke Ingels Group; Dubai Design Week's Global Grad Show and the story behind the genesis of Disneyland.