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Conserving 20th-Century Architecture

The Conservation Management Plan

  • Stands as the first book on the application of the conservation management plan to twentieth-century architecture

  • Provides an international overview, along with national case studies

  • Includes practical examples on specific issues

Part of the book series: Research for Development (REDE)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. The Conservation Management Plan for the University Collegi by Giancarlo De Carlo in Urbino

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93
    2. Giancarlo De Carlo, Urbino, and the Collegi

      • Monica Mazzolani, Antonio Troisi
      Pages 111-122
    3. Sociological Analysis of Current Uses An Example of Social Research in Support of Architectural Conservation

      • Guido Maggioni, Nico Bazzoli, Eduardo Barberis, Elisa Lello, Alba Angelucci
      Pages 123-137
    4. A Fragile Skin. Issues of Architecture and Conservation

      • Maria Paola Borgarino
      Pages 139-154
    5. Materials Characterisation of Concrete and Bricks and the Evaluation of the Conservation Products

      • Antonio Sansonetti, Danilo Biondelli, Roberto Bugini, Riccardo Negrotti, Moira Bertasa
      Pages 155-170

About this book

This book offers an international overview of how to apply the Conservation Management Plan (CMP) to the 20th-century architectural heritage. Although the CMP is universally considered a fundamental tool for sustainable management of the built heritage, the application to 20th-century buildings is still limited. The book illustrates selected case studies from different countries to discuss how best to preserve the authenticity of the original materials, manage changes in use, engage users and stakeholders in this process, and make conservation and sustainability work together. "Conserving 20th-century architecture" will provide insights for scholars and students and assist architects in drafting an effective conservation management plan. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Direzione Regionale Musei Lombardia, Ministero della Cultura, Milan, Italy

    Maria Paola Borgarino

  • Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

    Davide Del Curto

About the editors

Davide Del Curto is an Associate Professor of architectural preservation at Politecnico di Milano, Dept. of Architecture and Urban Studies. His research deals with building diagnostics, and preventive conservation of the architectural heritage, focusing on 20th-century architecture. He participated in national and international research programs and restoration campaigns for heritage buildings from the 13th to 20th centuries. He was awarded a gold medal in the Domus International Prize in 2016 for designing the museum of former sanatoriums in Sondalo. Within the Getty Foundation's  “Keeping it Modern” program, he was responsible for the task sustainability within the conservation management plan for Giancarlo De Carlo's "Collegi" in Urbino (2015-2018), and he coordinated the drafting of the plan for the National Art Schools of Cuba (2018-2020). He is the Author of more than 100 publications. 

Maria Paola Borgarino is a specialist conservation architect at Direzione regionale Musei Lombardia. As a research fellow at Politecnico di Milano, Dept. of Architecture, Built Environment, and Construction Engineering, she worked on management issues and preventive conservation of the architectural heritage, focusing on the 20th century. She participated in the IP Erasmus program "Reworking the Modern Heritage" (2011–14) and in the COST program TD1406—Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings (2015-19). Within the Getty Foundation's  "Keeping it Modern" program, she coordinated the drafting of the conservation management plan for Giancarlo De Carlo's "Collegi" in Urbino, thanks to a conservation grant (2015-2018) and an implementation grant (2019-21) aimed at improving the campus's seismic safety. 

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Hardcover Book USD 199.99
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