Understanding what is happening at a given location is an architectural and aesthetic challenge that involves a special focus on a site’s complex connections, values, and hitherto overlooked potentials. The project relates to the question of valuing cultural heritage, as it is an essential part of building documentation, simultaneously laying the foundation for both the management and decision-making regarding the preservation of the valuable buildings. Therefore, the research project questions whether the current official valuation framework is sufficient in the future building culture, where responsibility for resources, energy optimization, and reuse are inevitable premises. If both sustainability requirements and the preservation of heritage values are to be considered, it may lead to several conflicts, involving preservation practices, heritage management, and the negotiation space between preservation and development.
Based on theoretical studies, architectural-historical analyses, and case studies, the project aims to formulate a methodological approach to assess industrial building heritage with a focus on the qualities and development potentials of the settlement. This, hopefully, can contribute to enhancing the municipal and practice-oriented preservation of industrial heritage and securing its future.
Primary Supervisor: Mogens A. Morgen
Project Supervisor: Charlotte Bundgaard