WIT Press

Renovation Of The Praetorian Palace In Koper - Conservation Problems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990401

Volume

42

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

1,310 kb

Author(s)

Sonja Ana Hoyer

Abstract

The relevant monument protection service has already been involved in the restoration of the Praetorian Palace in Koper for several decades. The building, which is among the most important examples of formal urban architecture created in the area of north-western I stria under Venetian influence, is also the most important historical and architectural monument in one of the most beautiful Mediterranean urban sites in Slovenia. Although the building is situated in the very heart of the town, it was empty for a number of years, and in 1972, was even threatened with destruction, so it was then fundamently restored structurally and its main facade renovated. One of the main problems of the renovation of the palace has been the search for a suitable function which could ensure the revitalisation and renova

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