[automatically translated] It characterized in principle by the juxtaposition of contrasting reality, tradition and innovation that historicism and modernism, architecture station is found several times in the center of the architectural debate, in an attempt to locate a specific formal language and connotative for this type. This theme is often repeats, being artifacts individuals on one side to the passage of time as a technical evolution, the other the test of time as a change of context and user needs. The adapt to constantly changing technological and social changes evolution, involving the delivery of new services, is a potential strength, paradoxically often which he translated into weakness, of railway architecture. As is clear from the literature, the same extended the range of services that has recently promoted the revitalization of the building station and the context in which it appears, by reducing, through recovery operations, degradation that sometimes afflicts these artifacts, often threatens to assume a dominant role, such as to distort the artifact and deprive him of his actual role. Similar issues arise in the recovery and reuse of the railway route service buildings (houses mender, toll booths, etc.) more and more often the focus of public opinion, the recent provincial and regional policies on the basis that the proposed sale. In this light the knowledge of the local railway architecture peculiarities should be considered a necessary step for the re-acquisition and protection of this heritage. The contribution therefore proposes technical analysis that aims to identify the original architectural character train in western Sicily, restoring their genesis and the constructive and architectural anatomy through the examination of some of the case studies considered particularly noteworthy of which will be explored choices design (materials, technical solutions, the study paths).
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|