The spirit of place and the new uses

Casal, Stella Maris (2008) The spirit of place and the new uses. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

What happens with the spirit of place of a building that becomes functionally obsolete but is worth reconverting? It is a challenge in our current preservation practice to develop sustainable and creative strategies to rescue old buildings. Experts tend to concentrate on the theoretical, technical and management solutions. The intangible aspects that sustain the identity of the material structure are usually known but seldom taken into account, let alone enhanced, when the revitalisation programme is carried out. The aim of this paper is to propose a few items to which the intervention programme should pay attention in order to add to the whole revitalisation of both, material and intangible values of a building.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Casal, Stella MarisUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic building; material values; intangible values; spirit of place; revitalization; re-use; 20th Century heritage
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
D.URBANISM > 04. Rehabilitation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Buenos Aires, Argentina
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 08:18
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/199

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