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Analysis And Diagnosis For The Conservation And Architectural Reuse Of The Old Barn And Horse Stables Of The Chapingo Autonomous University

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR130141

Volume

131

Pages

12

Page Range

159 - 170

Published

2013

Size

4,267 kb

Author(s)

F. J. Soria López, F. H. Alfaro Salazar & A. B. García Koch

Abstract

This reuse project is based on the importance and value of built heritage conservation as well as the usefulness of obsolete infrastructure as is the case with the old cow barn and horse stables of the Chapingo Autonomous University (UACH) – the main school of agriculture in Mexico founded in 1854. This plan seeks to continue and consolidate the recovery process of historical buildings of this public university which began more than a decade ago with the intervention in the Main House of the hacienda, the rescuing of the old library, known as the \“Parthenon” and, of course, the recovery of the old pig barn, all of the former with new institutional uses. The project basically includes three phases. The first, dedicated to the surveys and recollection of historical data, photographs and general information needed to document the evolution and changes these two buildings have experienced over time. The second stage of analysis was engaged in determining the state of conservation of both structures and their possibilities of reuse. The third and last part of the project included a series of recommendations and the development of an architectural reuse proposal for the horse stable and cow barn, as well as the regeneration of the surrounding open spaces in this area of the campus, safeguarding their characteristics and heritage values and simultaneously generating a modern and functional space for the university’s new General and Historic Archives headquarters. Keywords: adaptive reuse, heritage architecture conservation, architectural reutilization, architectural integration, heritage value.

Keywords

Keywords: adaptive reuse, heritage architecture conservation, architectural reutilization, architectural integration, heritage value.