[artinfo] Petition for Diocletian's Palace 1700 years old -
commercial objectsto destruct
ana.peraica at st.htnet.hr
Fri Dec 8 01:18:26 CET 2006
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SUPPORT URBAN PLANNING - HELP SAVE THE PALACE OF DIOCLETIAN!
The palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, erected in the 4th
century AD in what is now the Croatian Adriatic city of Split is a
world-class cultural monument inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
In the course of history, layers of the subsequent periods have grown
into the body of the original Roman structure, creating an eclectic
mix that is highly valued by architectural historians.
Construction of new buildings in the historic core of the city of
Split has continued up to the present day. However, some of the
buildings erected or demolished in the course of the 20th century
have stirred a large public controversy.
The consensus of the experts and engaged citizens of Split alike is
that any new construction on the territory of the Palace of
Diocletian should be undertaken with utmost care and be based on
painstakingly developed urban planning projects.
It is felt that the Palace should continue to be a lived place,
however without putting its cultural heritage traits under threat.
On November 24th, 2006, the City Government of Split made a decision
to start a process that represents a great danger to the city's
cultural heritage. It has decided to selectively amend an old urban
planning document, dating back as far as the years 1990 and 1978, in
order to enable commercial construction at 21 locations in the
historic core of the city.
The previous City Government attempted to the same at the end of the
year 2002, but interventions were then planned at 14 locations. The
petition against the decision, launched in February 2003, and public
pressure that ensued have at that time managed to prevent
construction based on the plan.
We are now asking again for a painstaking process of urban planning
and solutions obtained by public competition, as opposed to bending
the rules in the service of sheer commercialism.
Sign the petition to help us preserve cultural heritage and urban
identity of the city of Split: SUPPORT URBAN PLANNING - HELP SAVE THE PALACE OF
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