Protection of Authenticity and Integrity of Industrial Heritage Sites in Reuse Projects

Ifko, Sonja (2018) Protection of Authenticity and Integrity of Industrial Heritage Sites in Reuse Projects. In: Protection and Reuse of Industrial Heritage: Dilemmas, Problems, Examples. Monographic publications of ICOMOS Slovenia (2). ICOMOS Slovenia, Ljubljana, pp. 44-57. ISBN 978-961-288-673-8 [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

This paper addresses the basic but also conflicting starting points that are key to the preservation of industrial heritage. On the one hand, this relates to the preservation of values of important heritage, while, on the other hand, abandoned industry sites have the spatial potential for developing new urban programmes and functions allowing for modern spatial and economic development. Abandoned historical industrial sites are mostly located in urban centres where there is a significant need for new development areas. This is precisely what leads to conflict situations, i.e. where guardians of heritage and designers of the new are in disagreement. This paper presents a methodology based on a values-led approach, whose basis is to consider, as objectively as possible, all aspects defining reuse or renewal projects concerning heritage sites. It includes the parameters of protection, development, and social requirements to the greatest extent possible to achieve efficient and sustainable solutions of reuse projects. This approach, based on the process developed in the Burra Charter, is mostly used in practice in Anglo-Saxon areas, but less so in Europe; nevertheless, it is increasingly being implemented because of the connection of conservation and development aspects. This paper checks this approach as a starting point for system changes concerning protection of industrial heritage in Slovenia, which would allow for a maximum preservation of heritage attributes precisely through the inclusion of all stakeholders and thus also development parameters in the earliest phases of industrial heritage reuse projects, which require, because of their complexity, different approaches than those conventionally used. 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
Ifko, Sonja
Languages: English
Keywords: industrial heritage; economical and social aspects; protection of industrial heritage; international standards; Cultural significance; values; re-use; rehabilitation; methodology; cultural policy; community participation; revitalization; authenticity; theory of conservation; philosophy of conservation
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of conservation
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
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 05. International organizations
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Nizhny Tagil Charter; Burra Charter
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 15:06
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2023 09:45

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