Riqualificazione del Castello di Useldange nel Gran-Ducato di Lussemburgo fra restauro archeologico e restauro architettonico
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Redevelopment program for the Castel di Useldange in Luxembourg between archaeological and
Under UNESCO’s supervision, the Castel of Useldange receives a new impulse before being given back to its community and after having being abandoned since the XVIII century. During 1934, with the construction of a Maison de Maitre within its walls, a program of restoration in stile was attempted by leaving the ruins untouched, but opening the current requalification program to new ideas, principles and considerations.
The restauration dovetails with other complementary matters, within an interdisciplinary complementarity and a continuous rethinking of the ongoing project. The guidelines suggested by the Critical Restauration and by the Carte del Restauro, amongst which the principles of minimal intervention and recognizability, although always fully observed, find new arguments in the program of Useldange, becoming entertwined with the daily archeological discoveries on one side, and the implementation of norms on security and accessibility for blind peole on the other. Outside the ancient walls of the castle, along the slope that descends to the river, the botanical garden with the spices present and the real-size models of the river fauna species, guide the blind visiting the castle in a new and experimental experience tactile and olfactory for visiting the site. In Useldange, the redevelopement project, broadens its action by making it also an instrument of social and cultural reintegration.