In Italy, the Code of Cultural Heritage (Codice dei Beni Culturali 2004-2011) determines an uncertain destiny for the buildings of the late twentieth century. The inconsistencies of the current legislative procedures call for the researches based upon meta-design methodologies and deeply question the cultural role of the Institutions that decide the destiny of the urban landscape. The essay presents the case of the commercial building "Salamone & Pullara" (1964 - 1968), the work of Gabriele Nicoletti along the Palermo ring road. Despite the concrete possibility of profitable recycling it for a new use, widely demonstrated by university research project further supporting many appeals to the maintenance of the building shared by several institutional subjects, the building was demolished in July 2017. To recall this event is relevant to affirm the role of the architectural project in framing the buildings of the second half of the twentieth century in a perspective of “transformative protection”. That new approach will be sensitive to their architectural contents, clear in its theoretical implications and crucial for the attribution of renewed political and semantic meaning that these buildings expect.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||PER SALVARE PALERMO|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|