Preserving setting of monuments in suburbs on new borne capital city

Dvorakova, Viera (2005) Preserving setting of monuments in suburbs on new borne capital city. 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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Abstract (in English)

Recent history in the field of preservation of historical urban structures in the form of protective zones in Slovakia will be presented on former historical villages in Bratislava´s suburbs. On the basis of field research will be compared the starting points and the present reality. To basic negative impacts belong • structural changes influenced by new functions • reduced ambitions of preservation, which are focusing on the external features of the streets mostly • new respected activities in the inneryards and side facades (“urban facadism?”) • new constructiones in the zones with poor quality of architecture • lack of awarness to values The results of recent heritage preservation in mentioned urban structures is full of paradoxes. Though it played its important role, especialy by preventing the large-scale demolitions, which were partly carried out in totalitarian period, its present day position is mostly to supervise architectonical designs of poor quality instead of practical preservation of important valuable protected historical monuments. It is to reconsider the preservation and to focuse on monuments and their settings. How to prevent effectively negative impacts on monuments and their historical surrounding, partly neglected before.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Dvorakova, Viera
Languages: English
Keywords: towns; villages; setting; monuments; conservation; houses; conservation areas; buffer zone
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 03. Town and country planning
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Bratislava, Slovakia
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2010 18:36
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14

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