Comments on the protection of historic industrial facilities, experience in Silesia

Piotr Gerber

doi:10.37190/arc200109

Abstract

The protection and preservation of industrial heritage is an important social task. The process of preserving technical monuments requires knowledge and experience in various fields covering the specificity of the protected monument. 聽聽聽 This article presents the criteria used to assess the value of a technical monument. Based on the research, approaches to the protection and re-use of historic industrial facilities were systematized. The way of proceeding when making decisions on adapting technical monuments to new functions was discussed. The solutions discussed are illustrated by examples of projects for the protection and use of large historic industrial facilities implemented by the Foundation for the Protection of Industrial Heritage of Silesia.

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