From the specific to the general
The project will be based on buildings deemed worthy of conservation in Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality. And the first task will be to design a suitable building for the experiment. The selection is based on screening of buildings in Faaborg-Midtfyn Municipality carried out in connection with the project Umistelige kulturmiljøer i Danmarks yderområder.
Although the pilot project will be realised at a specific location, the intention is to develop a way of thinking, process, and method that can be transferred to many different types of buildings and situations.
“Abandoned buildings that form part of local cultural heritage should not all be treated the same. We consequently emphasise that cultural heritage values should always be observed, documented and assessed thoroughly, and that solutions should be differentiated to provide the strongest and most well-functioning interventions. When transforming existing buildings to new purposes, it is crucial that this process is based on the existing conservation values of buildings,” explains Professor Mogens A. Morgen, who is the project’s specialist in architectural heritage. Mogens is also responsible for the project Umistelige kulturmiljøer i Danmarks yderområder.
Other participants in the project from Aarhus School of Architecture are associate professors Charlotte Bundgaard, Niels Martin Larsen and Anne Mette Boye, who work with the industrialisation of building processes, digital tools in architectural design, and the transformation of buildings and urban areas.