WIT Press


Degrees Of Physical Adaptation: Current Uses Of Historic Naval Building Types

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010601

Volume

55

Pages

15

Published

2001

Size

1,507 kb

Author(s)

C. Clark

Abstract

Historic naval buildings in dockyards across Europe, now redundant for defence purposes, present particular opportunities and challenges to appropriate reuse. Their specialised shapes and dimensions are important factors to what futures they can expect, as are location, funding policy, the surrounding land uses and the historic value placed on them. Adaptation proposals also need to be measured against various conservation criteria and degrees of intervention. In this paper the outcomes of the interaction between cultural and physical constraints on reuse of generic dockyard building types in different European countries are examined. Their varying fortunes are set out according to their history, characteristics and degrees of permissable adaptation. Roperies, storehouses, sail lofts, boathouses, covered slips and wet docks, dry docks and basi

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