Lanciano, in Italy (City of Culture 2020 candidate) and Ghadames, in Lybia (UNESCO world heritage) are both located along routes of historical strategic and commercial importance. Their modern expansion has similarities that still allow the use of the historical areas without erasing original settlement patterns. Today, the intense flows of merchants were replaced by intense flows of cultural, religious, recreational and tourist activities. Because the intensifications of these new flows, however the change of users and functions can involve some transformations oriented to modernize the inhabiting uses, to intensify or simplify the users’ access, to modify the typological-constructive identity of urban open spaces and their relations with the historical-architectural heritage. Through a comparison between these two cities, the authors underline the importance of some technological-environmental interfaces in the transferring process of the historical-architectural legacies to the future generations. In fact, in the non-built space, some interfacing elements make possible the re-connection of basic relations that are fundamentals to maintain and preserve the characters and the traditional vitality of the historical centres. This paper explores some recurring open space elements such as paths, passages, shelters, borders, islands and oases, previewing their potentiality to compatibly reactivate uses, relationships and links with the contemporary cultural, behavioural and climatic changes.

Re-connective Interfaces in the Historical Urban Open Spaces. A Comparison between two Small-Medium Cities in Italy and Libya.

ANGELUCCI, Filippo
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2019

Abstract

Lanciano, in Italy (City of Culture 2020 candidate) and Ghadames, in Lybia (UNESCO world heritage) are both located along routes of historical strategic and commercial importance. Their modern expansion has similarities that still allow the use of the historical areas without erasing original settlement patterns. Today, the intense flows of merchants were replaced by intense flows of cultural, religious, recreational and tourist activities. Because the intensifications of these new flows, however the change of users and functions can involve some transformations oriented to modernize the inhabiting uses, to intensify or simplify the users’ access, to modify the typological-constructive identity of urban open spaces and their relations with the historical-architectural heritage. Through a comparison between these two cities, the authors underline the importance of some technological-environmental interfaces in the transferring process of the historical-architectural legacies to the future generations. In fact, in the non-built space, some interfacing elements make possible the re-connection of basic relations that are fundamentals to maintain and preserve the characters and the traditional vitality of the historical centres. This paper explores some recurring open space elements such as paths, passages, shelters, borders, islands and oases, previewing their potentiality to compatibly reactivate uses, relationships and links with the contemporary cultural, behavioural and climatic changes.
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