The concept of "heritage" as we know it was a 20th century invention. With its growing importance, and an exponentially growing percentage of new "protected" areas every year, cities are becoming wrapped in regulations and constraints that were never publicly discussed or agreed upon. "We are all tourists" and planning decisions are made according to such state of the art.
In the context of the summer school, we propose an act of liberation.
The workshop will focus on the design of new elevations for a short selection of buildings in the city. It is our intention to invert the contemporary status quo: preserve the original use, structure and occupation of the old building but completely rethinking its façade. The "face" of the building will be the theme in discussion.