ADAPTING NEW PROJECTS TO THE PRESERVATION OF ELEVATED OR EXPOSED ARCHAELOGICAL REMAINS





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Within the framework of a restoration, when the structure is of archaeological interest, the old doors and windows whether or not they are reused in the new plan, can be highlighted. This can be done if it doesn’t have a negative effect on the building’s new purposes nor on the preservation of the archaeological heritage as it is put to new use..


Click to enlarge   The Couvent des Dames de Sainte-Colombe : an archaeological study of the church’s north gutter wall.
Preservation and display of a section of the city wall from the Early Empire on the ground floor of an apartment building
Integration    If the position of the significant remains (openings, painted murals, floors etc…) restrict or make a new use of the premises difficult, preservation measures can be taken. The remains can be consolidated and protected by lining the walls as has been done in the Couvent des Dames de Sainte-Colombe . In other cases, the remains can be exhibited in new buildings which, by enclosing them, protect them.
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