The transformation of historic shipyards and arsenals into heritage sites poses crucial issues for preservation, protection and use, with significant socio-economic impacts. Their changing uses—from production to other activities (e.g. exhibitions, shops, housing)—have detached them from their original meanings and imbued them with new ontologies that somehow co-habit with the old ones, leading to tensions between preservation and innovation. Practically, this has also brought managerial challenges far subtler than generating income and managing visitor flows: sites must trade-off the different and often conflicting priorities of preservation, productivity, housing, visitor enjoyment, community engagement, etc., often taking place with a huge process of urban regeneration. For this project, we invite experts of major EHS&A during three workshops to discuss the process of transformation of these sites, with a particular lens on open access and access from citizens. This will provide a unique opportunity for discussing possible developments in general, and in particular for the Venice Arsenale. The initiative is co-organized by the University of Bologna and Oxford University, with the collaboration of a variety of institutions involved in the transformation of individual EHS. AIPAI will stream the three events.
Luca Zan, Pegram Harrison in collaboration with AKT & Hermann Czech
The tentative schedule of the 3rd workshop is as follows:
9:00 – 9:20 Welcome by AIPAI President, Italian Association for Industrial Heritage (Edoardo Currà) and ArTec President, Italian Society for Architectural Engineering (Fabio Fatiguso)
9:20 – 10:00 Presentation of the overall research project: rational and goals Sum up of discussion at the 1st and 2nd Workshops on June 24 and September 29 Luca Zan, University of Bologna & Pegram Harrison, University of Oxford
10:00 – 11:00 The case of Chatham Paul Bernard
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 The shipyards of Barcelona and its transformation Enric Garcia, Inma González, Olga López
12:30 – 14:30 lunch
14:30 – 15:30 The transformation of the ancient shipyard of Rocherfort Eric Kocher Marboeuf
15:30 – 16:00 The PRIN Project, RE3WORK – REsilient REtrofitting and REuse of Water heritage and built environments: multi-objective Optimization for RisK mitigation and cultural enhancement Fabio Fatiguso and Mariella De Fino, Polytechnic of Bari Aldo Patruno, Director of Apulia Region – Department of Tourism, Economy of Culture and Valorization of Territory Ugo Patroni Griffi, President of the Ports Network Authority of the Southern Adriatic Sea (tbc)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 Open discussion & future steps
Participation is open, without registration (both in person and online).
The 1st workshop (June 24, 2023) is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAQpsFlZGtE
The 2nd workshop (29 September 2023) is available at https://youtu.be/pG6A_Zli568
Kindly hosted by AIKU.