Today most of the building heritage of the historical centres does not meet the users’ needs and is mostly in a state of physical decay. Moreover, the contemporary design process is giving more and more attention to the relationship between the building and the site and casting light on all the aspects of sustainability found in the preindustrial settling. That’s why it is very important to focus on the kind of action to take with respect to the construction of new buildings but above all with respect to the built heritage. The introduction of sustainability in the heritage preservation process is complex because, besides the energetic, technical and plant engineering aspects, we need to consider the cultural problems arising when the architectural and environmental values do not allow any invasive actions. For this reason the legislative tools that will be established to rule the building rehabilitation activity must focus on the research of compatibility. To achieve it, it will be necessary to take into account the values to preserve through a deep knowledge of the local building fabric and to analyse each case with particular care. This attention for any aspects of each intervention is fundamental as it means not simply to comply with certain standards or “numbers” but to go deeper because the ways in which a building was used in the past differ from those of today as well as the users’ needs of the past are not the same as today’s. An “elastic” attitude of this kind is the key to avoid that the effort made by the research to develop strategies and criteria for the rehabilitation building process is vanished by improper legislative tools used by the municipalities in the urban planning and heritage building management. Keywords: building code, heritage preservation, values, compatibility, rehabilitation building process.

The Building Code as instrument to be used in the rehabilitation of the built heritage. Two case studies: the minor centres of Civitaretenga and Caporciano

DE BERARDINIS, Pierluigi;ROTILIO M.
2008-01-01

Abstract

Today most of the building heritage of the historical centres does not meet the users’ needs and is mostly in a state of physical decay. Moreover, the contemporary design process is giving more and more attention to the relationship between the building and the site and casting light on all the aspects of sustainability found in the preindustrial settling. That’s why it is very important to focus on the kind of action to take with respect to the construction of new buildings but above all with respect to the built heritage. The introduction of sustainability in the heritage preservation process is complex because, besides the energetic, technical and plant engineering aspects, we need to consider the cultural problems arising when the architectural and environmental values do not allow any invasive actions. For this reason the legislative tools that will be established to rule the building rehabilitation activity must focus on the research of compatibility. To achieve it, it will be necessary to take into account the values to preserve through a deep knowledge of the local building fabric and to analyse each case with particular care. This attention for any aspects of each intervention is fundamental as it means not simply to comply with certain standards or “numbers” but to go deeper because the ways in which a building was used in the past differ from those of today as well as the users’ needs of the past are not the same as today’s. An “elastic” attitude of this kind is the key to avoid that the effort made by the research to develop strategies and criteria for the rehabilitation building process is vanished by improper legislative tools used by the municipalities in the urban planning and heritage building management. Keywords: building code, heritage preservation, values, compatibility, rehabilitation building process.
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