The work was addressed through:
(D1) Tangible Dimension
(D2) Historical Dimension
(D3) Intangible Dimension
(C1) Digital Component
(C2) Creative Component
(C3) Communication Component
Several Activities Addressing Dimensions and Components
(A4) Digital Platform,
(A5) Technical Workshops,
(A6) Multimedia Workshops, etc.
Dimensions of Work
The project’s team was composed of a multidisciplinary team of experts in architecture, history, urban design, drawing, multimedia, etc. The work was developed throughout 3 Dimensions:
(D1) Architectural Heritage Dimension – Cultural space of today’s architecture – still existent nowadays. Inhabited vernacular dwellings, entailing a unique legacy that requires maintenance;
(D2) Historical Evolution Dimension – Heritage concerning building techniques and materials that can be tackled historically at the buildings;
(D3) Intangible Heritage Dimension – It concerns craftsmen empirical knowledge to maintain the vernacular buildings. This third dimension was addressed throughout the research, aiming at preserving the in-use building culture, based on empirical existent knowledge.
Components of Work
The established components are part of the way to value and address the different dimensions:
(C1) Digital Component. Digital interactive communication tools presented. New digital realities for people who can not travel and visit the exceptional and unique heritage of the classified sites.
(C2) Creative Component. Develop creative potential, associated with photos, videos, digital images, etc. for different audiences.
(C3) Communication Component. To communicate the development of the work and the dissemination of the project.
(A) Activities – Development of workshops, publications, app, digital platform, associated with sites listed as European World Heritage.
The project represents a unique opportunity to experience the special character of World Heritage, allowing citizens, students, tourists and virtual visitors to travel through the intrinsic spatiality of these sites and experience the architectural quality experienced daily by its inhabitants.
This would be possible, by:
Seizing at the World Heritage Sites, the cultural space of the existing architecture (D1) and its historical perspective (D2);
Developing the creative potential (C2) associated with the site’s immaterial culture (D3) through drawing, video and digital images of the craftsmen’s knowledge and the site’s vernacular expression;
Submerging through new realities (C1) brought up to people that do not have the chance to experience on site this unique heritage;
Sharing through capacity building workshops, publications and digital visualisation, the knowledge associated with the inhabited dwellings of European World Heritage.
This would contribute to benefit citizens inhabiting in vernacular dwellings, to learn how to maintain their houses. It would definitely become a unique chance to experience the World Heritage special character, allowing citizens, students, tourists and virtual visitors to travel to these sites’ intrinsic spatiality and architectural quality, daily experienced by the site’s inhabitants.