New architecture in historic context

Arnoth, Adam (2005) New architecture in historic context. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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’New Buildings in Historic Setting’ was the topic of the Icomos General Assembly in Budapest, 1972. At the conference, it was declared that articles 12. and 13. of the Venice Charter should be used even in the scale of settlements; the architectural language should be contemporary while the new building should "integrate harmoniously" into the old surroundings not breaking "the balance of the composition". Historic context meant at that time the architecture of old town centres, like the Buda Castle district studied by the participants in 1972. The way of thinking should be quite similar nowadays even in the case of cultural landscapes that are also a kind of historic context. In my paper, I’ll deal with this issue. In Hungary, architectural juries have been set up to provide professional advice and expertise on important architectural designs such as new buildings in historic context even in cultural landscapes and at World Heritage sites. Being a member of such a jury, I’ll show some examples to illustrate my opinion: If you design a building in a historic context you should first study the traditions of the site, understand the logics and the system of local architecture, feel the spirit of place and then make plans of a contemporary building influenced by your knowledge.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Arnoth, AdamUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: architecture; historic settings; cultural landscapes; World Heritage properties
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Buda Castle district, Hungary; Tokaj wine region, Hungary
UNESCO WHC Number: 400; 1063
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2010 17:40
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/361

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