Negotiating heritage in danish public housing renovation

Sidse M. Gudmand-Høyer

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    This paper presents a significant problem when it comes to the challenging task of safeguarding recentpast architectural heritage with reference to the democratization ideals propagated by the New Heritage paradigm. Based on controversy mapping relating to the renovation of a Danish 1950s high-rise complex of public housing, it discusses how implementing an expanded idea of heritage as what is regarded relevant for and by a given contemporary population of democratic deliberation presents difficulties in ongoing efforts of safeguarding architectural heritage in practice. Thus, the paper raises questions about how heritage understandings are currently negotiated in a complicated process of interdependent partners promoting different agendas; on what terms this negotiation is made, how and by whom. And not least, it discusses the importance of when the issue of architectural quality and the performance of interventions conveying heritage understandings can be addressed and given a binding form for this process and its partners.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStructural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XV
    EditorsV. Echarri, C.A. Brebbia
    Place of PublicationSouthampton, UK
    PublisherWIT Press
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78466-184-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78466-183-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventSTREMAH 2017: 15th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture - Alicante, Spain
    Duration: 9 May 201711 May 2017

    Publication series

    NameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment


    ConferenceSTREMAH 2017: 15th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture


    • Architectural heritage
    • Assessment
    • Controversy mapping
    • Heritage negotiation
    • Heritage performance
    • New heritage
    • Public housing
    • Renovation


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