Contemporary architecture in historical contexts: for a system of values

Giovanna Franco


This paper proposes a reflection on the relationship of new construction in an old context focusing on the recognition of the value of contemporary work which, historically, was introduced starting from post-war reconstructions. The article presents the methodologies and results of research that was first financed by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and later, by the Liguria Region for the purposes of cataloguing the modern and contemporary architectural heritage in the Region since the post-war period to-date, and highlighting its value for the purposes of its future protection and enhancement. Assigning values to recent and very recent architectural production is, in fact, variegated and controversial which, in many ways has established a dialogue with the old fabric.


XX Century; Reconstruction; Heritage; Valorization; Digital archives

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