«Problemi di restauro dei giardini storico-artistici»: dalla conservazione alla valorizzazione
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Problems of restoration of historic-artistic gardens: from conservation to enhancement
The paper aims to develop the theme of the restoration of historic gardens and, in particular, the comparison with the principles of inclusive design and the enhancement of the identity of assets. The historical garden with its multi-sensoriality offers the possibility to define design proposals that make possible a wider involvement and an active participation of the visitor. Welcoming, accessibility and enhancement are not only seen as support and assistance to the public, but as the engagement of the visitor in the visiting experience. The experience extends from the physical enjoyment of the object to the knowledge of its transformations and cultural contents. The increase of the restoration concept, from the conservation to the enhancement (material and immaterial) of the heritage allows the opening of new perspectives. The opportunity opens up for a rethinking of protection in relation to the ethical and moral responsibility towards both the protection of the cultural heritage and the opportunities for inclusion of visitors.