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Troglodyte architecture: Safeguarding, Valorization and Sustainable development

Architecture troglodytique : sauvegarde, mise en valeur et développement durable

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Published on Monday, September 19, 2022 by Lucie Choupaut

Summary

Giving the current recognition of the importance of the vernacular architecture that insures energy-efficientand environmentally friendly, the troglodyte architectural heritage, which has been for a long time considered as an unsuitable habitation architecture, shows actually ecological qualities and interesting architectural andcultural proprieties. The South Tunisian troglodyte architecture is one of the precious and representative heritage in South Mediterranean area. It represents a result of human creative genius, using local natural resources for surviving in an extreme environment. In 2020, this architecture was been included into the Unesco World Heritage Tentative List. The current Congress is intended to be an effective contribution to the state of art, to the sustainable development of troglodyte sites, and to the preparation of the nomination file of this architectural heritage for its inscription into the Word Heritage List of Unesco (WHL).

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Giving the current recognition of the importance of the vernacular architecture that insures energy-efficientand environmentally friendly, the troglodyte architectural heritage, which has been for a long time considered as an unsuitable habitation architecture, shows actually ecological qualities and interesting architectural andcultural proprieties.

The South Tunisian troglodyte architecture is one of the precious and representative heritage in South Mediterranean area. It represents a result of human creative genius, using local natural resources for surviving in an extreme environment. In 2020, this architecture was been included into the Unesco World Heritage Tentative List.

Despite this, South Tunisian Troglodyte dwellings are abandoned. Few of their inhabitants are still living in their surroundings. Only few caves of these troglodytes were folklorically restored for touristic visits. Although, this cultural heritage has remained relatively safe from human degradation and damage for a long time, today it is increasingly exposed to multiple threats that seriously affect it (Khannoussi 2009).

The current Congress is intended to be an effective contribution to the state of art, to the sustainable development of troglodyte sites, and to the preparation of the nomination file of this architectural heritage for its inscription into the Word Heritage List of Unesco (WHL).

Places

  • Tozeur, Tunisia

Event format

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Friday, September 30, 2022

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Keywords

  • troglodyte, patrimoine, sauvegarde, développement durable, science des matériaux

Contact(s)

  • Fouad Ben Ali
    courriel : fouadbenali [at] ymail [dot] com

Information source

  • Fouad Ben Ali
    courriel : fouadbenali [at] ymail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Troglodyte architecture: Safeguarding, Valorization and Sustainable development », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, September 19, 2022, https://calenda.org/1017249

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