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Buildings 2018, 8(2), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8020016

Preservation Strategies for Southern Morocco’s At-Risk Built Heritage

Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Received: 9 December 2017 / Revised: 12 January 2018 / Accepted: 23 January 2018 / Published: 26 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Built Heritage: Conservation vs. Emergencies)
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Morocco has a vernacular architectural heritage of recognized value, which constitutes an indissoluble part of its cultural legacy. In the south of the country, specifically in the High Atlas mountain range and the pre-Saharan oases, we mainly find earth constructions of an incomparable landscape integration and plasticity. However, the political and social changes of the last decades are favoring the abandonment of these constructions, placing many of them at risk of disappearing. The objective of this contribution is to reveal the characteristics and weaknesses that the new constructions present today. The method used has consisted in analyzing the preservation actions that are being carried out, both by the Moroccan public administration and by private individuals, including those developed by the authors through documentation, cataloging, virtualization, and restoration. View Full-Text
Keywords: at-risk heritage; earthen architecture; graphic surveying; 3D modelling; Morocco at-risk heritage; earthen architecture; graphic surveying; 3D modelling; Morocco
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Rodríguez-Navarro, P.; Gil Piqueras, T. Preservation Strategies for Southern Morocco’s At-Risk Built Heritage. Buildings 2018, 8, 16.

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