The city walls of Urbino are considered among the main examples of military fortification of the sixteenth century and currently represent the limit that defines the urban space of the city. In the early decades of the sixteenth century, on request of Francesco Maria I della Rovere, the town was equipped with a defensive system. These walls represent an exceptional case of historical stratification. The restoration project, born within the Master in Instruments and Methodologies for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Valorization of the University of Urbino, was subsequently developed by the research group. In the conviction that there is a close link between restoration and the related concept of art and therefore of architecture, the artistic and historical qualities are been identified to maintain or return establishing the limits and the characters of the interventions. The design approach, of a historical-critical nature, has been flexible and permeable to information of different nature and has contextualized the walls in relation to the historical city. The theoretical vision has been translated into practical indications, but not for this empirical, able to preserve and enhance the walls.

The walls of Urbino: a project of restoration, conservation and enhancement integrated in the historical city

Alessandra Cattaneo
;
Laura Baratin
2018

Abstract

The city walls of Urbino are considered among the main examples of military fortification of the sixteenth century and currently represent the limit that defines the urban space of the city. In the early decades of the sixteenth century, on request of Francesco Maria I della Rovere, the town was equipped with a defensive system. These walls represent an exceptional case of historical stratification. The restoration project, born within the Master in Instruments and Methodologies for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Valorization of the University of Urbino, was subsequently developed by the research group. In the conviction that there is a close link between restoration and the related concept of art and therefore of architecture, the artistic and historical qualities are been identified to maintain or return establishing the limits and the characters of the interventions. The design approach, of a historical-critical nature, has been flexible and permeable to information of different nature and has contextualized the walls in relation to the historical city. The theoretical vision has been translated into practical indications, but not for this empirical, able to preserve and enhance the walls.
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