012 revival of mining landscape in sardinia

revival of mining landscape in sardinia

the project is a result within the collaboration of faculty of architecture, university of belgrade and architecture in alghero, department for architecture, design and urbanism, university of sassari, sardinia, italy. the general method of the project and working with human resources is done according to principles of public art & public space – PaPs method.

sardinia is an island in the tyrrhenian see characterized by more than 8 thousand years of mining history and ancient culture. mining activity has modeled the landscape, but the vivacious smell of ancient history among the wonderful marks of mining industry in contact with the astonishing sardinian nature has still remained. particular landscapes of mining sites and its environmental characters became recognized of great importance as a national heritage during the 90s, not only by sardinian government than european and global organizations and its networks – the unesco proclaimed it the first in european geo-mining network under the name parco geominerario. for the purpose to protect it and upgrade its future development they created a network of 8 district areas in the region of sardinia.


the project:
the issue of the project is based on examining the possibilities for the revival of mining landscapes in sardinia with focus on a specific example of argenitera. it pictures the need for reorganization of existing strategic approach in order to get back the life in ex-mining areas which are depopulated nowadays (after mining closure during ’60.). recognized as the key factor for future development, the project stresses out the importance of strengthening the local community and its resources (human resources firstly). by giving know-how to local habitats about setting up local economy, it contributes to the collective identity of place; sense of proud as a tool for creating livable-lovable place (long term sustainability). therefore, these would result in intensification of “ordinary – everyday life” and in increase of context specific quality of life (placemaking theory is ment according to PaPs method). the project has been done as a master thesis of nađa beretić with menthor team, zoran đukanović, arnaldo “bibo” checcini and alessandro plaisant.

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