Thursday, March 17, 2016

RE-CONSERVATION: KREMS, AUSTRIA

The town of Krems along the Danube Valley is an important historical town, which has witnessed the consistence architectural sustenance across the centuries. The old town of Krems offers high quality of Urban and Architectural landscape spreaded across the river Danube. The town has two parts, showing excellent quality of architectural monument and experiential urban experience. The important churches are dated back to 12th Century AD, perhaps the same time frame when Sun Temple Konark was constructed. 

The quality of architectural restoration work for urban fabric and important monuments are note-worthy. The UNESCO guidelines provides important restoration and conservation work, mainly focusing on Integrity, Authenticity and Regional Value. The old town of Krems is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, demonstrating valuable account of restored natural and man-made objects value systems.

The Heritage Management program is also emphasizing the key areas of conservation,  sustainable development and  Cultural Landscape of the region. The triad  relationship is an important areas in conservation as it embraces the Socio - Cultural equity, Environmental equity & Economic equity, perhaps indication to the control the development of the Danube Valley Region.

The most of the monuments are living monuments  and  urban fabrics are lived spaces. This is possible with strict control and protective measures to ensure the conservation is central to any development.


































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