Giancarlo de Carlo’s University Colleges in Urbino. Studies and analysis for the Conservation Plan

  • Maria Paola Borgarino Politecnico di MilanoDipartimento ABC - Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering


The contribution presents part of activities that have been carried out for the preparation of the Conservation Plan of the Giancarlo De Carlo’s University Colleges of Urbino, funded by the Getty Foundation within the “Keeping it Modern” program in 2015.

Starting form a comprehensive evaluation and understanding of the values that are represented in the complex, the Conservation Plan aims at establishing a “sustainable” management strategy, which means finding a “point of balance” between conservation and change, between an important cultural value, which has led to an international recognition, and the demands of everyday management. 

Within the Conservation Plan, specific guidelines for the preservation of modern materials and architectural elements and a schedule of interventions, preventive activities and controls are being developed. This paper presents the first steps of the research, the results already achieved and the themes currently being discussed.

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Architect and historic buildings conservator, works at the Politecnico di Milano as Post-Doc Researcher and Adjunct Professor. Coordinator of the project “Keeping it Modern” - University Colleges of Urbino”. Earned a Post- Graduate Master Degree in “Preventive Conservation of The Architectural Heritage” (2006) and a PhD in “Programming, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of building and urban systems” (2010) from Politecnico di Milano.

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BORGARINO, Maria Paola. Giancarlo de Carlo’s University Colleges in Urbino. Studies and analysis for the Conservation Plan. Ge-conservación, [S.l.], n. 11, p. 286-291, jul. 2017. ISSN 1989-8568. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 28 ene. 2020

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conservation plan, modern heritage, preventive conservation, heritage preservation, condition assessment.

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