Tutela e valorizzazione: conoscenza, comprensione, comunicazione
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Heritage protection and enhancement: knowledge, understanding, communication
The restoration interventions have a limited duration respect to the life of the architectural heritage, which is affected above all by everyday life. The text emphasizes the need for restoration interventions to make the monument easily understandable and enjoyable: an appropriate use becomes a guarantee of safeguarding, as more effective and appropriate will be the ways in which citizens will be made aware of the value of the historical heritage and will feel responsible for it. The understanding of the socio-cultural context is fundamental, to define a way of using the historical heritage that derives from the analysis of its natural and anthropic environment and consider the local economic and socio-cultural dynamics, so much to foresee the impacts they will have on physical space and on safeguarding. In this perspective, the architect becomes an interpreter and a tool to design an enhancement to return to the monument the capacity to communicate himself and transmit to citizens an adequate awareness of its value to facilitate its conservation.