Construction and renovation in areas of heritage value
Recognition of an area’s heritage value must not be considered an obstacle to construction and architectural innovation. Nonetheless, appropriate regulatory measures must control the insertion of new buildings into heritage areas to ensure they contribute to the area’s improvement and respect its overall character. Similarly, these measures must seek to conserve characteristic architectural elements when work is done on existing buildings.
Depending on the area’s characteristics, regulatory measures must primarily ensure preservation of the following characteristics:
- Building layout and siting;
- Cladding materials;
- Type and location of building entrances;
- Proportions of the openings (doors and windows);
- Typical architectonic or volumetric elements such as balconies, stairs, cornices, roof shapes and modulation of facades;
- Trees, shrubs and other vegetation that contributes to the overall landscape.