Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the XX Century in Urban Management (ATRI UM)
|Sectors||Regional and territorial cooperation|
|EU Acquis chapters||Other issues|
|Programme Funding Year||2008|
|Periods of implementation||2012|
The main objective is to define & promote a Cultural Route on architectures of totalitarian Regimes of 20th century, as leverage for their economic valorisation. ATRIUM is supposed to pursue the following specific objectives: (I) identification of case-studies in the areas concerned (analysis of urban maps, urban & architectonical works), and hence of their underlying concept of city and power as well as meanings in term of relationships between citizens & totalitarian institutions; (II) selection of buildings & places of particular signification under past regimes, which could have (or currently have) a new aesthetical, functional & social task in contemporary democratic city; (III) preparation of a trans-national Manual (also for training purposes) of wise management, preservation re-use & economic valorisation of this "inconvenient" heritage; (IV) identification, collection & digital cataloguing of photograph archives, films, oral witnesses, furniture, etc. of the epochs concerned; (V) design of a cultural route on this heritage, in compliance with requisites set out by the Council of Europe (VI) promotion of forms of cultural tourism for economic valorisation of heritage concerned (and training of necessary operators), capable of attracting segments of international, especially European, growing cultural tourism demand, & hence to create new services & jobs.
Expected Results: The plan of the cultural route is a concrete step for the construction of the route itself; The statute lays the legal basis for establishing the transnational promoting association; The cultural tourism products coordinated at transnational level are built with tourist & economic operators; Brief local training courses have prepared tourist guides on new cultural tourism products; Local and international forums for touristic & economic actors allow to test the appeal of new tourism products envisaged; The report summarizes observations, suggestions, contacts useful for improving the tourist products; The reports describing the pilot experiences enable the other PPs to replicate the tested model; The informative materials, spots on radios, TVs, journals & informative totems enable the pilot experiences involve a wider public; The format for involvement of economic and tourist operators enable the other PPs to replicate the model; The preparation & submission of 1 dossier enable the ATRIUM’s partnership to obtain the acknowledgment as European Cultural Route devoted to the architecture of the totalitarian regimes of the XXth century.