Athens Charter

Dernière mise à jour le 25 June 2019

“The Athens Charter for the Restoration of Historic Monuments. Adopted at the First International Congress of Architects and Technicians of Historic Monuments, Athens 1931.”

“Seven main resolutions were presented to Congress in Athens and called “Carta del Restauro”:

  • “International organizations providing advice and acting at an operational level in the field of restoration of historic buildings should be created.
  • Restoration projects should be subjected to criticism to prevent mistakes which will cause loss of character and historical values ​​of monuments.
  • In each state, the problems concerning the conservation of historic sites must be resolved by national legislation.
  • Excavated sites which are not subject to immediate restoration should be reburied for their protection.
  • Techniques and modern materials can be used for restoration work.
  • Historic sites should be protected by a strict custodial.
  • Protection of surrounding historic sites should be given special attention.”

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The New Charter of Athens

“The European Council of Town Planners (ECTP) is confident that in the XXI century Europe moves toward integration. In this perspective, the CEU has a common and widely shared vision on the future of European cities, as the foundation of the “New Charter of Athens 2003” (Part A). This is the vision of a network of cities which :

  • retain the cultural richness and diversity, resulting from their long history;
  • become bound together by a multitude of networks, full of meaningful and functional;
  • remain creatively competitive whilst striving at the same time, complementarity and cooperation;
  • make a decisive contribution to the welfare of their inhabitants and, more generally, to more comfortable for those who use them.”

“The vision that founded the New Charter of Athens 2003, is completed (Part B) by:

  • ten dominant themes for the cities of tomorrow;
  • a brief reference to the main issues and challenges that affect cities at the beginning of the XXI century;
  • the commitments made by planners to implement the Vision.”

“The New Charter of Athens 2003 is addressed primarily to professional planners working in Europe and those interested in their work, to guide their actions to configure the cities of Europe over time in cities consistent all levels in all areas.”

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