Risorse bibliografiche
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Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 099636 - HERITAGE MANAGEMENT
Docente Aranda-Mena Guillermo , Colombo Maria Cristina
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The integrated teaching consists of a module of Cultural Heritage Law and a module of Economical Appraisal and addresses the legal management and economic value aspects of the built heritage.

The aim of the teaching is to provide students with a general overview of International, European and Italian legislation with regard to cultural and natural heritage. It will also introduce the main principles of historic preservation planning and it will provide an overview of key concepts, issues, methods and tools. The second module will concern a focus on emerging architecture and designs practise and technologies in an international context.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

After passing the exam, the student: knows the basic principles, theories and concepts of the legislation on built heritage and the economic evaluation of its consistency; is able to apply knowledge to specific problems of protection and enhancement of architectural and artistic heritage in various contexts; is able to manage with independent judgment problems not strictly related to the issues addressed in the course of study by taking motivated decisions and communicating the results of their activities in a clear and convincing way.


Argomenti trattati

Cultural Heritage Law

The module is divided in two parts. The first part will introduce the main principles of historic preservation planning and it will provide an overview of key concepts, issues, methods and tools. In the second part students will be asked to prepare a case study on a cultural heritage site. Students, working in small groups, have to produce a final document paper and present the results of the research in class.

Definitions of Cultural and Natural Heritage;

National, international and European law concerning cultural heritage;

Cultural heritage conventions and other instruments: in particular, the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention concerning the protection of world cultural and natural heritage;

Italy’s cultural heritage and landscape code (Legislative Decree no. 42/2004): Historical development of the legislation, The notions of protection and promotion of cultural heritage, The administrative organization of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, The notion and means of identification of cultural property, Circulation within and outside Italy. Criminal and administrative sanctions for offences involving cultural heritage;


Economical Appraisal

The course will have three learning modes – from a lecturer led to a studio mode where students will apply lessons learned at an earlier stage, as follows:

  1. Lecture type mode e.g. Whole of life-cycle architecture approaches in Australia and Singapore;
  2. Case Studies: interactive class critique of selected architectural projects from Australia and Singapore;
  3. Design studio: Architecture and life-cycle studio facilitated by the lecturer.

The course will illustrate Australian and Singaporean approaches to architectural design, building processes and material technologies including aspects of sustainability and whole of life-cycle approaches to:

  • Architecture of new facilities
  • Interventions of heritage facilities
  • Upgrades to existing facilities



None pre-requisites.


Modalità di valutazione

I Module:

Students will be assessed on their group work (50% of the final mark) and on a final multiple choice quiz (50% of the final mark), based on the materials published on Beep.

Non attending students will be assessed on a written test and on an individual essay about a cultural heritage site previously agreed with the professor and to discuss during the exam.


II Module:

Project folio submission and class presentation (60%); Essay/assignment submission (40%).

The examination will test the following: candidates’ ability to read and interpret legislation and to connect the various areas of action, as well as their acquisition of a working method

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPatrick J. O' Keefe - Lyndel V. Prott (eds.), Cultural Heritage Conventions and Other Instruments, 2011, , Editore: Institute of Art and Law, U.K.,, Anno edizione: 2011, ISBN: 9781903987124
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaCraig Forrest, International law and the protection of Cultural Heritage,, Editore: Routledge,, Anno edizione: 2010, ISBN: 100415467810

(Chapters 1, 2 and 5)

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaWong Yunn Chii,, Singapore 1:1 City. Urban Development Board Singapore. , Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 9810544677
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaLeon van Schaik, Spatial Intelligence: New Futures for Architecture, Editore: John Wiley and Sons Eds., Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 9780470723227
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaAdrian Pitts, Planning and Design Strategies for Sustainability and Profit. , Editore: Architectural Press Elsevier, Anno edizione: 2004, ISBN: 7506546430

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 80:00 120:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese
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