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Title: Conservation of monasteries by adaptive reuse: diversified program as a source of inspiration in past and future?
Authors: Lens, Karen
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Citation: Lira, Sérgio; Amoêda, Rogério; Pinheiro, Cristina (Ed.). Rehab 2014 – Proceedings of the International Conference on Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings and Structures, p. 705-714
Series/Report: International Journal of Heritage and Sustainable Development
Series/Report no.: 3
Abstract: Adaptive reuse has proven to be an important strategy in conserving historical buildings. Nevertheless, reprogramming underused religious heritage sites in Western Europe is a sensitive subject because of its sacred aspects, history and connection to the surroundings. They represent strong intangible qualities. What can we learn from this original hybrid structures for adaptive reuse focusing on four monasteries and their diversified programs that made them selfsufficient? White Sisters and Herkenrode (Belgium) are still operating through a diversified program taking into account the memory of the buildings. Whereas Pousada de Santa Maria du Bouro (Portugal) and Ecole de Musique (France) were installed with a singular, homogeneous contem-porary program rather independent from its historic value. We will argue – partly by referring to the historic St Gallen model – that a heterogenous programming which respects the genus loci favors the protection of historical, cultural, social values and even sacred aspects of monastic sites.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/16566
Link to publication: http://rehab2014.greenlines-institute.org/rehab2014website/
DOI: 10.14575/gl/rehab2014
ISBN: 9789898734013
ISSN: 1647-4112
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: vabb, 2017
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