The town of Marignane, near Marseille, presents a stratified urban structure and is the result of gradual enlargements of the original village, which was presumably based on a medieval parcelling out. In 2009, in order to recover substandard housing, the French legislation passed a Programme National de Requalification des Quartiers Anciens Dégradés (PNRQAD) granted by the State, the Regions and several private and public subjects. Marignane was included among the cities that were eligible for such funding. The collaboration between the National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research and the Universities of Catania allowed us to carry out this research project and to conduct a thorough survey of nine blocks of the historical centre. The study combined the archaeological and the architectural approaches: the former encompassed stratigraphic relationships, chronology of materials and constructional elements, the latter covered the analysis of the building type and of the internal layout. Above all, this preventive investigation provided important criteria for the restoration and regeneration plans. Previous plans would have resulted in the demolition of entire blocks, which was irreconcilable with our aim to safeguard the historical town. Therefore, this study provides alternative ideas for the rehabilitation of Marignane, which would contribute to improve the preservation of the architectural heritage within urban planning.
|Titolo:||From a medieval town to a stratified urban centre. Archaeological and architectural analyses for the rehabilitation of the old town of Marignane|
VITALE, MARIA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|
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