Dec09

Problems in the history of bastioned fortifications

Methods of restoration and rehabilitation of the bastioned fortifications with earthen rampart.

Dealing with the bastioned fortifications was always a problem. The main problem was how you use them after their military function stopped. The second issue is what you do with them after, how you restore them, how you rehabilitate them, and most important is how you make them a sustainable long-time project.

One of the most important, and hard challange is the restoration process, sometime the most costly also. Restoring an earten fortification is different from the other types.

This paper propose a set of 10 steps (stages) of intervention when dealing with such cases of structures. Each stage is deeply analysed in order to extract the main features of the restoration process. The subject of this study is a case-study: Cluj Citadel, a small earthen fortification on one the Cluj hills.

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Author: VALENTIN CAPOTESCU

Article and Image Source: http://www.wseas.us

Keywords: Military Architecture, Theory, Fortifications, Bastioned Fortress, Rampart, Bastion, Artillery, Vauban

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VALENTIN CAPOTESCU
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