Build on built
Interventions in historical structures – A Research in South Tyrol
In recent years, outstanding projects in South Tyrol’s historical atmosphere have been carried out, characterised both by sensitive handling with the existing structure and the quality and integrity of the architectural interference. A dialogue between old and new projects develops, interpreting the existing structure and bringing new meaning to the word “renovation”.
The selection of projects is consciously not limited to architectural monuments. Mere interaction with historical structures, city and village centres is an explosive topic in itself. It is just as interesting to renovate recent buildings, enhancing them through renovation and actually generating an appreciation in value.
In the publication, the fundamental problems of care for monuments are described: changing function and use, aesthetics of change. Renovation is represented along a “historical thread” passing through the Alps from north to south (Drs. Walter Hauser and/or Guglielmo Monti). South Tyrol holds a “intermediary position”, where the guidelines for preservation of monuments is particularly important (Dr. Helmut Stampfer, Martin Laimer).
The projects are divided into four theme groups:
Castles, Residences and Monasteries
– History of fragments and visible repairs, signs of age and aura
– The Arcade as an Organism of Social Consensus: Backdrop Architecture
Country and Landscape
– Age value, novelty value and the timeliness of architecture
Modern Historical Monuments
– about the emergence of modern monuments and re-appraisal in monument preservation.
The projects are selected by a group of architects (Walter Gadner and Magdalena Schmid/Meran, Kurt Egger/Bruneck, Paulpeter Hofer and Susanne Waiz/Bozen) in the course of a nationwide search.
Opening, book presentation and discussion
With Angelika Burtscher (Lungomare), Hermann Gummerer (Folio) and Susanne Waiz
Round table: Built identity – Continue to build in villages
Walter Angonese – Architect, moderation
Helmut Stampfer – Supervisor
Christoph Mayr Fingerle – Architect
Willi Rainer – Former major of Sesto
Hans Heiss – Historian
Giancarlo Anzaloni – Journalist, Alto Adige
Peter Ortner – Heimatpflegeverband South Tyrol
Heinrich Mutschlechner – Architect
Discussion and introduction to the photo essay by Guido Guidi about the Borgo Vittoria in Sinigo (Merano)
Introduction: Umberto Bonagura (architect)
Round table: Historical centers – Continue to build in the city
Arno Ritter – aut–architektur und tirol, moderation
Waltraud Kofler-Engl – State Office for Historical Monuments Bolzano
Walter Hauser – Architecture Research
Marco Podini – Entrepreneur
Hannes Obermair – Historian
Benedikt Sauer – Journalist
Walter Gadner – Architect
Luigi Scolari – Architect
The exhibition “Build on built” was shown in the following locations:
Lungomare, Bozen/Bolzano (2005)
Archiv für Baukunst, Innsbruck (2006)
VAI – Vorarlberger Architektur Institut, Dornbirn (2007)
Porta S. Agostino nell’ambito di Bergamo Architettura (2007)
Università Iuav di Venezia – Facoltà di Architettura (2008)
Concept: Travelling exhibition (in German)
Invitation: Build on built, VAI Vorarlberger Architektur Institut
Invitation: Build on built, Archiv für Baukunst Universität Innsbruck
Invitation: book presentation Build on built, Castel Tirol
Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano-South Tyrol, Culture Department
Autonomous Region Trentino – Alto Adige
Eos-Solutions for Business
Lungomare, a cultural association founded in Bolzano in 2003, was created from the desire and necessity to open a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, a space in which to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. Lungomare undertakes projects that investigate and test possible relationships between design, architecture, urban planning, art and theory, the results of which are presented in different formats: public discussions, conferences, publications, exhibitions and interventions in public spaces. All these formats are characterised by the intention to interact with cultural and socio-political processes relating to the region in which Lungomare is located.
Currently Lungomare’s activities focus on long-term residency projects, a format whereby Lungomare invites guests to engage and interact within the context of South Tyrol. Lungomare’s activities are based on three principles: specific attention to the context in which the association’s projects are undertaken, the transdisciplinary approach that distinguishes these projects, and reflection on the role of Lungomare as a cultural institution in connection with the region in which it operates.
2003 Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo found Lungomare
2003 – 2005 curators: Patrizia Bertolini, Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Manuela Demattio, Paul Peter Hofer, Brita Köhler, Daniele Lupo
2005 – 2013 curators: Angelika Burtscher e Daniele Lupo
2011 – 2013 a new scientific committee is established: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Vincenzo Mancuso, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher, Heimo Prünster
from 2014 curators: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher
2014 start of the Lungomare residency programme
Lungomare is located at the edge of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, and relates to the context in which it operates, attempting to highlight the dynamics of change. Large urbanized areas alternate with broad areas of intensive cultivation and yet others of picturesque landscape, all of which penetrate the centre of the city. The city is surrounded by mountains and this is one of the reasons why the tourism industry has become a driving force in this locality. The demographic structure of the city has been characterized for a long time by the coexistence of two populations, those speaking German and those speaking Italian. However, the social and demographic composition of Alto Adige Südtirol is changing. Migrants, including those from non-European countries are making their way to the area to settle, whilst others, including political refugees, are flowing through the region.