"Second Life" of Abandoned Temples - Retrospect and Prospects

Jerzy Uścinowicz


This paper presents "second life" of abandoned Christian temples. It focuses on searching for modern methods of saving the architecture of temples from ruination and profanation, while ensuring its dignified transformation. It presents selected examples of full or partial reconstructions of the ruins of temples and interconfessional conversions in the last quarter of a century in Poland. It also shows the process of transformation of spatial and functional structures as well as iconography of the temples, implemented throughout adaptation, modernization or extension. It covers problems in architectural conservation as well as essential ideological aspects of symbolical and liturgical nature. Apart from a retrospective look at first post-war buildings of this type there are also latest author projects introduced. They exemplify a design method of a "non-invasive" approach to historical monuments, including respect for their historical values and adding new qualities at the same time. Those examples are representative for the architecture of cultural borderland, which attempts to synthesize both Western and Eastern Christian art.
Author Jerzy Uścinowicz (FA / DALC)
Jerzy Uścinowicz,,
- Division of Architecture of Local Cultures
Journal seriesIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, ISSN 1757-8981, e-ISSN 1757-899X, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
ConferenceWorld Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering - Architecture - Urban Planning Symposium (WMCAUS 2018), 18-06-2018 - 22-06-2018, Prague, Czechy
URL https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/471/11/112021
Internal identifier000044972
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)5
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreBUT score = 15.0, 30-07-2019, manual
Ministerial score = 5.0, 25-02-2020, ArticleFromConference
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