Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:15 am Post subject: UNESCO Looks to Seville for ways of Combining Modern
For three days, the Andalusian city will bring together international experts from different fields of architecture.
Spain, February 20, 2013 -- Seville has been chosen as the host city for the International Conference “Contemporary Architecture in the Historical Urban context”. This event is free and open to all, and is supported by the Organisation of World Heritage Cities, UNESCO, ICOMOS and many other international bodies, reflecting Spain’s interest in heritage-related matters. This is no surprise, since Spain is ranked second by UNESCO in terms ofnumber of assets declared as World Heritage sites.
Among the sites included on the UNESCO list in the Andalusian capital are its Cathedral, the Alcázar and the Archive of the Indies.Seville also has experience in organising events of this kind, having hosted the 33rd meeting of the World Heritage Committee from 22 to 30 June 2009.
Experts from all over the world, including those from GAIA-heritage – a company specialising in the economic aspects of cultural and natural heritage – will come together until 21 February to identify tools for preserving monuments and historic buildings, seeking ways of making today’s architecture compatible with historical buildings and architectural elements.
The event will also be attended by international experts from the worlds of the arts and image, landscapers and specialists in urban morphology. All of them will work to identify the key points setting out the best way of inserting modern architectural elements into historic cities. This will be done by analysing their relationship with their surroundings, architectural forms and functions and the economic aspects of cities.
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