Contradiction of ancient ruins in the contemporary city
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Ancient ruins are a significant element in the historical European city’s environment as they are the remains of our past civilizations and the heritage of cultural identity. In the contemporary city, they need to be preserved, studied, displayed and sometimes excavated for the benefit of the urban scenery. Those challenges are related to their functionality, topography, nature, materials and scale. The approach to integrate the ruins vary and are still not accurately defined by the various regions and a common strategy has not been yet developed.This work will examine the obstacles contemporary architects and city planners face when dealing with ruins and propose a strategy for the establishing of a coherent urban environment by preserving the local treats of identity and benefiting from the existence of ruins.
SubjectsExcavations (Archaeology) -- Europe, Public spaces -- Europe, City planning -- Europa, Historic districts -- Conservation and restoration -- Europe, Excavacions arqueològiques -- Europa, Espais públics -- Europa, Urbanisme -- Europa, Centres històrics -- Conservació i restauració -- Europa
DegreeMÀSTER UNIVERSITARI EN ESTUDIS AVANÇATS EN ARQUITECTURA-BARCELONA (Pla 2015)