The characteristically shaped flower pot on the terrace of Alvar Aalto house

Peter Szalay

Conservation of Architecture in the Country of Alvar Aalto

In the heritage theory and practice a certain considerate and rational approach to renovation is recently more present, the one focused not only to materiality but also to immaterial values. The intense one month-long „colloquia of preservationists“ of modern architecture in Finland, MARC2011 (Fourth International Course on the Conservation of Modern Architecture) was in many aspects aimed at analysis of those qualities, which in a sense overgrow the frame of heritage (monuments) preservation and deal with the preservation of Urban environment as such. The field research of selected case studies of the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki and Administrative.

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