Dilemmas and Problems in Active Reuse of Belgrade Industrial Architecture - The Case Study of the Sava River Area

Roter-Blagojević, Mirjana and Nikolić, Marko (2018) Dilemmas and Problems in Active Reuse of Belgrade Industrial Architecture - The Case Study of the Sava River Area. In: Protection and Reuse of Industrial Heritage: Dilemmas, Problems, Examples. Monographic publications of ICOMOS Slovenia (2). ICOMOS Slovenia, Ljubljana, pp. 25-35. ISBN 978-961-288-673-8 [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

Exploration of possibilities of protection, rehabilitation and envision of sustainable strategies for development of industrial areas and buildings are important topics which have dominated in the sphere of theoretical and practical work in the field of protection of industrial heritage in the last decades. The focus is not only on their physical protection but also on the broader issues related to the contemporary reuse as places with cultural and tourism potentials. That is important for urban and economic development of the industrial areas, but that need to be in accordance with preservation of integrity and authenticity of the place. In the last decades, development of Belgrade has had a negative effect with regard to the industrial heritage built in the late 19th and early 20thcentury. The lack of understanding of preservation of elements which possess technological value as evidence of a certain level of development of technological culture as well as intangible heritage connected to the life and labour of workers is observed as the foremost problem. In order to stop this tendency and demonstrate a will to achieve further sustainable development, it is necessary to redefine the approach to the protection of Belgrade industrial zones, creating a new one for urban and spatial planning, taking into account all the values, tradition, authenticity and identity. With provided reconstructions and inadequate changes in the city industrial zones, particularly along the Sava River bank, the historical cityscape, with its characteristic morphology and typology, is gradually fading away. A more active cooperation between Serbia and The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) as well as the ratification of The Nizhny Tagil Charter for The Industrial Heritage (2003) would definitely contribute to a better approach to the preservation of authenticity and integrity of industrial complexes within their repurpose and changes demanded by new, contemporary features, so that national and local institutions could take upon themselves the obligation to follow certain procedures and approaches in the protection of industrial heritage. This paper was presented during the 2nd International Symposium on Cultural Heritage and Legal Issues, organized in October 2015 by ICOMOS Slovenia with the support of the Council of Europe, the Institute for the Protection of Cultural heritage in Slovenia, the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and TICCIH Slovenia.

Item Type: Book Section
Roter-Blagojević, Mirjana
Nikolić, Marko
Languages: English
Keywords: industrial heritage; rehabilitation; case studies; Serbia; Sustainability; Sustainable development; cultural policy; protection of industrial heritage; public awareness; Public and civic architecture; Cultural significance; values; heritage at risk; re-use; ownership; heritage conservation organizations; economic aspects; funding; architectural projects; mills; railway stations
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 07. History of conservation
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of conservation
D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
D.URBANISM > 04. Rehabilitation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 16. Industrial and technical heritage
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Belgrade, Sava area
National Committee: Slovenia
Institutions & Partners: TICCIH
ICOMOS Special Collection: Monographic Publication of Icomos Slovenia
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2
Number: 2
ISBN: 978-961-288-673-8
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2019 14:40
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2023 09:26
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2132

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