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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2005

HAMMAM Hammam, aspects and multidisciplinary methods of analysis for the Mediterranean region

Mediterranean Region

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : HAMMAM Hammam, aspects and multidisciplinary methods of analysis for the Mediterranean region

Région : Méditerranée

Code du projet : 517704 FP6-INCO

Durée : From 2005-09-01 to 2008-08-31

Descriptif
Scenarios for the adaptive reuse of the Hammarn as a public service center for Mediterranean cities is the topic of the study HAMMAM. The Islamic bath house Hammam is a central place for social life and cultural heritage of the Medit. civilization with complex urban and societal relations and various functions : besides its value as a cultural heritage, the Hammam is also an integrative part of the public life in the Islamic society and an example of architectural and cultural Mediterranean life, a place for semipublic activities, a space with specific architectural typologies, a support for health care and hygiene, a provider of drinking water, one of the rare public meeting places for women in the Islamic context, a place for relaxation and a place for religious, artistic and ceremonial activities.
The HAMMAM project develops strategies and designs new concepts of adapting the old Hammam features to a contemporary Islamic life, at the same time assessing possibilities for a joint usage of the Hammam by the local dwellers and tourists interested not only in architecture, but also in getting to know other life styles. The Hammam study uses a case study approach, which starts the investigation from the local situation (cultural, economical and technical) of 6 specific Hammams in 5 different Medit. countries and one European country (Turkey) and develops sustainable user concepts for the different sites. A principal goal of this study is to understand and evaluate the function, the concept, the technology and the rules for the running of a hammam. Besides this study will assess risk factors arising during the revival process of traditional Hammams and carry out an users’ risk assessment for a cultural heritage building that has a day-to-day usage. With the disappearance of Hammams, Islamic cities are about to lose a major feature of their cultural heritage with deteriorating consequences on the urbanistic, societal and architectural qualities.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : OIKODROM - THE VIENNA LNSTITUTE FOR URBAN SUSTAINABILITY (Austria)
Participants : UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL United Kingdom ; SANS MIMARLIK VE LNSAAT LTHALAT LHRACAT TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI Turkey ; VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Austria ; UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES, VIENNA Austria ; NORTH ENERGY ASSOCIATES LTD United Kingdom ; TOWNHOUSE GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART Egypt ; MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY Turkey ; JEAN BOUILLOT ARCHITECTE France ; CENTRE NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN ANTHROPOLOGIE SOCIALE ET CULTURELLE Algeria ; DJILLALI LIABES UNIVERSITY Algeria ; VIA MARIS LNC. Palestine ; ZHENGZHOU UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN TOWNS AND VILLAGES China ; MIMAR FOR ENGINEERING CONSULTANC Egypt ; AGENCE POUR LA DÉDENSIFICATION ET LA RÉHABILITATION DE LA MÉDINA DE FÈS Morocco ; INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DU PROCHE ORIENT, DIRECTION DES ETUDES ARABES (ATELIER DU VIEUX-DAMAS) Syria ; LABORATOIRE VILLES ET PATRIMOINE. DEP.D’ARCHITECTURE ET URBANISM. UNIVERSITÉ MENTOURI DE CONSTANTINE Algeria ; MINOTAURUS FILM S.Á.R.L Luxembourg

Budget
Coût total : EUR 2 581 171
Contribution UE :  : EUR 1 900 000

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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