European Charter of the Architectural Heritage (1975)

"Architectural heritage is a capital of irreplaceable spiritual, cultural, social and economic value." The European Charter of Architectural Heritage 1975.

Preface: The European Charter of the Architectural Heritage has been adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and was solemnly proclaimed at the Congress on the European Architectural Heritage held in Amsterdam from 21 to 25 October 1975.

The Council of Europe declared 1975 the European Architectural Year, leading to the adoption of this Charter, which aims to develop a common European policy for the protection of architectural heritage. The document defines the nature of the European architectural heritage, its importance to the European community, and threats to the heritage from ignorance, neglect, and deterioration as well as economic pressures, motor traffic, inappropriate restoration, and property speculation. The Charter calls for an integrated conservation approach with the following components:

  • sensitive restoration techniques,
  • the effective use of laws and regulations,
  • appropriate administrative support, and
  • adequate technical and financial support (including tax incentives).
The Charter encourages development of training facilities and fostering of traditional crafts. Cooperation with the public and coordination between European nations is seen as an important element in the conservation of Europe’s architectural heritage.
Category

Charter

Date

1975

Promulgation

Council of Europe, Amsterdam, 21 to 25 October 1975

Descriptions

  • The Council of Europe declared 1975 the European Architectural Year, leading to the adoption of this Charter, which aims to develop a common European policy for the protection of architectural heritage.
  • It defines the nature of the European architectural heritage, its importance to the European community, and threats to the heritage from ignorance, neglect, and deterioration as well as economic pressures, motor traffic, inappropriate restoration, and property speculation.
  • It calls for an integrated conservation approach with the following components: sensitive restoration techniques, the effective use of laws and regulations, appropriate administrative support, and adequate technical and financial support (including tax incentives).
  • It encourages development of training facilities and fostering of traditional crafts.

Source

http://www.icomos.org/en/charters-and-texts/179-articles-en-francais/ressources/charters-and-standards/170-european-charter-of-the-architectural-heritage

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