This paper describes the survey technique and decay analysis applied during a recent study funded by the Maltese government, to support the restoration design of the Malta wallsi. The surveyed walls refer to Valletta and Birgu and have a total length of 2 Km, for a total surface of 35000 m2. As a conclusion of these large scale survey and analysis, it is possible to highlight the complex environmental and architectural context that influences the deterioration of the Maltese walls and propose a sustainable direction for restoration works. Starting from the study results, the paper aims to focus the importance of the relationship existing between deterioration survey and architectural analysis within conservation process; highlighting the limit of the widespread practice of considering the possibility of a direct correspondence between degradation phenomena and restoration work.

Survey and Deterioration Analysis for the Restoration of Fortified Architecture: Case Study of the Malta Walls.

BARATIN, LAURA;
2016-01-01

Abstract

This paper describes the survey technique and decay analysis applied during a recent study funded by the Maltese government, to support the restoration design of the Malta wallsi. The surveyed walls refer to Valletta and Birgu and have a total length of 2 Km, for a total surface of 35000 m2. As a conclusion of these large scale survey and analysis, it is possible to highlight the complex environmental and architectural context that influences the deterioration of the Maltese walls and propose a sustainable direction for restoration works. Starting from the study results, the paper aims to focus the importance of the relationship existing between deterioration survey and architectural analysis within conservation process; highlighting the limit of the widespread practice of considering the possibility of a direct correspondence between degradation phenomena and restoration work.
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