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Traska, George Designing renovation: the building as planning material. Building Research & Information, 35 (1).

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How can a historical building be introduced and conceptualized into a design process? A case study is presented of a listed 17th-century building, the Old Aula of the Old University of Vienna, Austria, recently renovated for use as an institution of science communication. An analytical approach was used to understand the conceptions and images by which the old building was introduced into the tender of the competition and into the renovation design. Research focused on the visual materials (surveys, photographs, annotated archaeological drawings and historical narratives) produced by various actors and through interviews. These artefacts pose a problem of translation into the design process, which is aggravated by professional demarcations and a lack of organization among the various actors of the renovation. Practical suggestions are made for the use of particular means of representation and their coordination, as well as regarding the specialists who could best elaborate a tender.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural heritage; conservation; design competition; design process; renovation; visualization; Austria;
Subjects: English > Climate Change Adaptation
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 05:21
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 05:21

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