1. HERITAGE FAÇADISM: AN ECONOMICAL AND ARCHITECTURAL APPROACH
Since the last century Façadism has become an increasingly applied method of architectural heritage.
It is a compromise between an economical and esthetical point of view. Architects may take into
account the functional design and the esthetical aspect of the heritage. For arts- or architect-historian
on the other hand the historical value may be most important. What about the economist’s point of
view on this issue? The essay will discuss in more detail about the perspective of an architect, a
historian and an economist on Façadism.
2. HERITAGE FAÇADISM AND ITS CONCEPT OF VALUE
“In the field of cultural economic build architectural heritage has a particular status”, Benhamou (2003)
mentioned that it shares the preoccupation of sustainability and the existence of an international
demand linked to tourism. In this essay I discuss about concept of value and some dilemmas of
architecture heritage in perspectives of economic and culture point of view. I will point out case of
Façadism, to ease understanding the concept of value in connection to cultural policy. I hope this
sample will be able to show relation between architecture and its economic potential where the
inhabitant and policy makers have to consider a concept of value to draw culture policy.
3. PRESERVING CULTURAL HERITAGE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE
A study case I observed, on one of the former Dutch forth in Indonesia. The private owner wants to
build a hotel in the middle of the historical site. The local culture institution, NGOs, inhabitant and
expert against this privatisation as it used to be public good. The private who will build the hotel have
claimed that he builds the hotel in order to stimulate economical revenue to the city. This essay is
starting from my question of in what extend privatizations of cultural heritage become good options.
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