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Année : 2013
Auteur :
Perysinaki, Aliki-Myrto

« Architecture as a cultural Vector : the case of school infrastructure in Vorarlberg »

PERYSINAKI Aliki-Myrto, « Architecture as a cultural Vector : the case of school infrastructure in Vorarlberg », in NEWMAN Conor, NUSSAUME Yann, PEDROLI Bas (eds.), Landscape & Imagination. Towards a new baseline for education in a changing world, Florence : Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Pontedera, 2013, pp. 457-462.


The concept of sustainability is largely associated with the three basic pillars of environment, economy and society. In this research, we consider that this concept makes sense once interpreted in a particular milieu characterised by its specific culture.The architecture of Vorarlberg, apart from its technical dimension, includes a broader vision that relates it to other branches of everyday life.We propose to explore the role of local culture’s transmission and its impact on the perception and conservation of landscape’s nature in Vorarlberg through architecture and a particular educational building type, the school. We will try to understand how this expression of local speci- ficities evokes awareness among students and anticipates their future participation in the process of sustainable regional development.