The Peer review has evaluated this group as Excellent
The research group considers restoration as conservation science and for this reason it is focused on: - preservation, conservation and managent of architectural and landscape heritage; - study, analysis, conservation treatment plans to stop and to slow down the structural and material decay problems of architectural heritage; - guidelines for compatibility of architectural design in historic context. The conservation treatment plan is always joined to a reuse and rehabilitation plan. The research field particularly concerns: - history and theory of architectural heritage restoration and conservation; - historic and critical analysis regarding past restorers and restorations; - architectural and landscape heritage preservation problems (inventory of historic sites; management and enhancement criteria and guidelines); - monuments and historic sites conservation problems (technical surveys, diagnosis, treatments to remove/slow down decay patologies); - conservation and management of historic parks and gardens; - identification, preservation, management and adaptive reuse of historic roads, trails and canals; - preservation and conservation of the architecture of XX Century; - guidelines and management plans to preserve and valorise the historic heritage (cultural landscape reports, landscape heritage plans, cultural district plans, open air museums); - development of GIS to analyse and manage the historic heritage; - compatible and substenable rehabilitation and enhancement of architectural and landscape heritage; - landscape management of territorial transformations (criteria and guidelines for a landscape reading and interpretation to plan compatible design process). The research group publishes ‘’ANA?KH’ - Quarterly magazine about culture, history, technologies of heritage conservation, directed by Marco Dezzi Bardeschi. The magazine included many contributions of this research group staff, but also of other researchers. The research group is also involved in Politecnico of Milan education activities, teaching undergraduated courses and postgraduated courses, particularly at Specialization School of Monument Restoration; 1st level University Master in 186 Garden and Landscape Design and Conservation; Preservation of Architectural Heritage PhD; Architecture, Urban Design, Conservation of Housing and Landscape PhD; Architectural Composition PhD; and at Cultural Heritage Technologies and Management PhD (IMT Lucca).
Marco Dezzi Bardeschi