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Palazzo d’Accursio: public tender for the refurbishment of Sala Urbana soon launched
The Municipality of Bologna will soon launch a public tender for the refurbishment works to be carried out in the Sala Urbana (also known as Coat of Arms Hall), located in the Municipal Arts Collection Museum of Palazzo d’Accursio. Works are expected to start in spring 2013. The tender follows a series of investigations, conducted in collaboration with the University of Bologna and t...
Training Local Authorities and Private Property Owners in Retrofitting Heritage Buildings
3ENCULT feeds the project’s experience in the Fourth Forum of TrainRebuild, the European Forum on Training and Skills For Re-”Building”. TrainRebuild seeks in this event to elicit the views of local private property owners’ associations and municipalities members of the Covenant of Mayor in jointly undertaking retrofit programs for heritage buildings. TrainRebuild’s objective is to e...
City of Bolzano triggers dialogue on urban regeneration and energy retrofit in the historic city context
To reach its ambitious goal of carbon neutrality and increase the energy efficiency of its building stock, the city of Bozen/Bolzano developed the “bonus cubatura” – the possibility to add volume to a building (e.g. an additional store) if the it undergoes deep energy renovation and facilitate therewith the financing of the intervention. This opens however a lot of questions with regards...
Whipping Swiss cottages into green shipshape
By making Strickbau wood log buildings more energy efficient whilst restoring them in line with conservation principles, scientists are participating in their revival and use for modern living. Scientists aim to create a sustainable future for the Strickbau building technique, typical of the Swiss Appenzell region. The challenge is to use modern features, while respecting historic ...
Niklaus Ledergerber: "Reviving Strickbau wood log houses"
A conservation effort in Appenzell, Switzerland, could lead to the revival of local heritage buildings made with the unique Strickbau construction technique. Niklaus Ledergerber, president of the cultural heritage preservation commission of the Swiss canton of Appenzell, is an expert in local building history. He tells youris.com about the possible rehabilitation of the Strickbau, w...
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