Reawakening the spirit: St. John’s Church of Tartu, Estonia

Avellan, Kari and Lange, Kalle (2008) Reawakening the spirit: St. John’s Church of Tartu, Estonia. 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)

The strengthening of the foundations of St. John’s Church in Tartu Estonia was a measure taken first and foremost to prevent sinking of the edifice caused by the lowering of the ground water table. It consisted in the first phase of the restoration / renovation project that would span more than a decade, and result in the building we know today. Other than the technical aspects involved for this project, the paper examines the history of the building and how the work had implications in the reawakening of the spirit of place for the city of Tartu, and the nation of Estonia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Avellan, KariUNSPECIFIED
Lange, KalleUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: churches; restoration; renovation; spirit of place; foundations; strengthening
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 12. Techniques
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: St. John’s Church of Tartu, Estonia
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 07:44
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
References: Alttoa, K. Tartu Jaani (St Johns Church). The History of Jaani Church. Available from http://www.tartu.ee/?lang_id=2menu_id=9page_id=2110

Avellan, K. and Lange, K. 1996. St. John’s Church, Tartu-Estonia - Underpinning of tower. In Carlo Viggiani (ed). Geotechnical Engineering for the Preservation of Monuments and Historical Sites., Proc Intern. Symp., Napoli , 3-4 October 1997. Rotterdam: Balkema.

Avellan, K. and Maanas, M. 2001. Strengthening the foundations of St. John’s Church in Tartu, Estonia. In publications committee of the XV ICSMGE (ed). Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Istanbul 27-31 August 2001. Vol. 3. Netherlands: A.A. Balkema.
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/94

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