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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/62/S27.068

CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY OF HISTORIC LANDSCAPE THROUGH REGENERATION OF POST-MILITARY COMPLEXES

M. Rudnicka-Bogusz
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-13-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 62, 537-544 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/62/S27.068

ABSTRACT

Historic military complexes form a separate typological genre, with unique hieratic site plans, stately yet austere stylistics and a multiplex functional program. They form a significant portion of historic landscape in garrison towns, as both material and immaterial heritage. It is essential, that as many of the complexes as possible are preserved to serve as historic links for future generations. Luckily, their innate characteristics predispose them to adaptations for diverse purposes once demilitarized. The paper aims to present the full scope of possibilities of these regeneration efforts. However, one of the specifics of the military facilities is restriction. They are by default self-sufficient and removed from the urban area and as such require effort to reintroduce them into city scope. Understanding that only the most significant examples should be preserved to allow for evolution of historic cities, in the course of her research the author established a set of criteria which can be found in those compounds that are worth the effort and in the paper embarks to verify and refine the findings through vide variety of case studies.

Keywords: barrack complexes, adaptation, historic architecture, sustainability