PAX: Patios de la Axerquia, Cordoba Fostering a Culture of Rehabilitation in a World Heritage City

Lecturer: Dr. Vito Redaelli

Milan Polytechnic, Studio Redaelli Speranza Architetti Associati


Associate Professor of Tongji University

Time:  15:30, 2018/06/27

Room: Room 214, Building B, CAUP 


After decades of real estate bubble, an indiscriminate occupation of land and an ownership culture, PAX-Patios de la Axerquía (2016-on going), project coordinated by SRSARCH, proposes in the city of Cordoba (Spain) an innovative operation of governance that fosters a change of urban model consistent: from speculation to the culture of rehabilitation. The path of a multilevel co-management between public administration and social economy is on the basis of the acquisition and using vacant houses and public space. The rehabilitation of the patio-houses of Axerquía, threatened by gentrification, means to restore the environmental value of the Mediterranean city and upgrade its history in contemporary key with citizenship: from its architectural value as UNESCO World Heritage site to its anthropological value as Intangible World Heritage. The PAX methodology was also re-adapted by SRSARCH in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ragusa, south Italy, with the project INhabitRAGUSA (2018), to reactivate the abandoned historic centre of the city.

Co-sponsored by

Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Arcplus Group PLC
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the Auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP)
Shanghai Construction No.4 (Group) Co., Ltd.

Administered by

Ministry of Education of PRC

Sponsored by

Tongji University

Published by

Tongji University Press

​Springer Nature

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