WIT Press


The Evolution Of Heritage Atmospheres In The Medina Of Tunis Since The 19th Century

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IHA160141

Volume

159

Pages

9

Page Range

161 - 169

Published

2016

Size

1,258 kb

Author(s)

E. Mahroug, A. Belakehal

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to study the urban evolution in the medina of Tunis with a focus on atmospheres and users’ feelings. Thus, this investigation approaches this topic by means of the sensorial aspects that have been created in this historic centre. This research work compares past and new sensorial feelings expressed by the users of the medina. Old feelings are explored in the literature sources that describe the old life in the medina, whilst new ones are collected by means of observation and interviews.

Keywords

heritage atmospheres, ambience, evolution process