CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE
Hagar Qim Megalithic Temple, Malta ca. 5,200 years old
Architects, engineers and designers who are engaged in restoration and conservation of historic properties will learn options and methodologies for safeguarding irreplaceable built heritage, while still attending and protecting the needs of the modern public that seeks to experience it.
Participants will learn how to incorporate archaeology and other areas of expertise to administer the safe handling of historic properties to preserve them for future generations.
By introduction to many successful examples of adaptive reuse over centuries, participants will gain experience and inspiration for application in their practice.
Participants will be able to design new public projects with a fuller historic understanding of the evolution of monumental architecture, particularly the world’s purest and most original expression of sensitivity to the union of nature and preplanned enclosed ceremonial space.
Most attendees will correct their education about the beginning of architecture.
Participants will enrich their understanding of the design process with first-hand experience of how the geological and landscape setting of an island formed the backdrop for 6,000 years of building.
Each participant will obtain expert experienced consultation regarding his/her individual challenges and issues of architectural conservation.
Malta's patrimony in stone ranges from the oldest free-standing stone architecture in the world, to one of the British Empire's most formidable defensive systems, and includes a rich mix of domestic, religious and military architecture from the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. Participants in this course will be introduced to these challenges by a team of specialists who are actively working on different aspects of the preservation of Malta's built heritage.
The course will include visits to several of the most salient of the island's monuments accompanied by a heritage conservation specialist, and which will be used as case studies to illustrate and stimulate discussion of some of the management and conservation challenges presented in the course lectures.
Principles of Conservation
Deterioration of Stone
The Baroque Legacy
Conservation in Action
Challenges and Future Directions
Attendance will be reported to AIA. Certificates of completion issued on conclusion.
This program is offered exclusively by The OTS