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Innovation for the future, the challenge of change

Individual experiments carried out across the nation have led to the acquisition of a vast portfolio of experience that has strong connections with tradition; a tradition that is currently being projected into the future to set new benchmarks in terms of the «sustainability» of restoration, using procedures, methods and techniques leading to «Sustainable Restoration» in the construction industry: individual buildings, artistic features and more generally for the urban environment (historic contexts and city outskirts).

This objective is secured by combining experience linked to tradition with innovation resulting from methods also acquired through forms of exclusive authorization, to ensure the traditional definition of «restoration» is sustainable: “restoration, direct intervention on work through a comprehensive set of activities put in place to achieve material integrity and to return the work to its former state, to raise awareness and protect the work’s cultural value” — a definition by Cesare Brandi in his book entitled Theory of Conservation (Teoria del Restauro, Einaudi, Torino 1977): “[…] it is the work of art that determines restoration and not the other way round”.

A «sustainable» approach to classic restoration work is paramount for Fratelli Navarra: an approach that meets the expectations and the needs of future generations and ensures a balanced blend of environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Costellazione di Confronti sul Restauro

Teoria, Storia, Progetto attorno a un tavolo

Fratelli Navarra has organized a series of international meetings dedicated to the Restoration’s theme, involving exponents from the world of culture, institution and business.

 

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Protocol Sustainable Restoration Value

Fratelli Navarra operates on restoration sites, turning them into scientific laboratories where sharing experiences and skills is the norm. This is especially important in this field where all work is experimental and non-replicable.

 

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