Architecture : rénovation, restauration

licar2831  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Architecture : rénovation, restauration
3.00 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
The purpose of the LICAR2831 course on restoration and renovation is to introduce the students the theoretical notions of immovable cultural heritage (history of conservation, restoration theories, charters, etc) and more specifically on certain aspects (challenges of heritage projects, characteristics of materials, diagnosis of deterioration, compatibility / durability / etc of differents approaches, thoughts on structural composition, etc), and to initiate them in the preliminary studies necessary for a proper understanding of the structures concerned and to make them aware of the problems associated with conserving, restoring and improving the property while complying with certain current requirements / restrictions.
Class 1 Notion of heritage
Introduction (course structure, general context)
Philosophical bases of conservation and restoration
Restoration theories
Class 2 Restoration project process
Overview of the methodology
Initial studies (historical study, analysis of the existing situation
Class 3 Restoration project process
Initial studies (continued)
Class 4 Restoration project process
Initial studies (continued)
Building improvement
Philosophy of intervention (orientation/direction/motivation)
Options of intervention
Illustration/actual case histories
Class 5 Building/site visit
Application of the approach presented in classes 1-2-3-4
Class 6 Heritage and current issues
Identification and impact of current issues
Ovrview of standards/regulations/recommendations/requirements/etc relating to space, physical behaviour, energy, safety (fire, personal injury, etc), materials, know-how, budget, contract times, etc
Proposed solutions
Class 7 Building/site visit
Application of the approach presented in classes 1-2-3-4-6
Class 8 Heritage and current issues
Heritage and energy
Presentation of heritage buildings with improved energy performance
Proposed solutions
Class 9 Heritage and current issues
Heritage and modernism
Presentation of problems encountered on Modernist or associated style buildings
Proposed solutions
Class 10 Buildint/site visit
Application of the approach presented in classes 1-2-3-4-6-8-9
Class 11 Related frameworks
Overview of legislation in Belgium, working methods, procedures, etc
Presentation of national and international restoration/renovation project "references"
Class 12 Exercise
Application/implementation in groups

Teaching methods
Teaching is mainly through lectures. However, this is supplemented by visits to remarkable buildings and/or sites (in Belgium). These visits are intented to illustrate the concepts presented in the lectures and to specify the similarities and/or differences between this type of project and more traditional architectural design briefs.
Evaluation methods
Assessment will be by written examen.
Other information
The classes are given on the basis of PowerPoint documents indicating key elements, illustrations, issues for consideration, specific extracts, etc. that are sent to the students prior the course concerned.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Civil Engineering

Master [120] in Architecture and Engineering