Arising issues in the execution of heritage conservation projects : collective reflections from case studies in Ireland / Muhammad Firzan … [et al.]

Firzan, Muhammad and Keumala, Nila and Zawawi, Rodiah and Ahmad, A Ghafar (2015) Arising issues in the execution of heritage conservation projects : collective reflections from case studies in Ireland / Muhammad Firzan … [et al.]. Built Environment Journal (BEJ), 12 (2). pp. 12-23. ISSN 1675-5022

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Apparently, conservation agenda around the globe is getting more significant nowadays. In the quest to safeguard and sustain invaluable heritage assets remaining today, it is evident that more new: guidelines being regulated, approaches being introduced, courses being offered, and, growing interests being projected. Architecture discipline which melds together different areas such as: history, humanity, science, art, and technology, has emerged a new branch of specialization known as built heritage conservation. Realising the importance of Western’s experience as precedence for the relatively new Malaysian conservation industry, this paper collectively highlights on the execution of built heritage conservation projects across Ireland. Through a series of reflection sessions shared by practitioners based on their involvements on respective case studies, this paper summarises four arising issues of: an enquiry on praxis and compliance of conservation doctrines, essentiality of engaging the public in decision-making process and volunteerism, obsolescence and dereliction of historical buildings and sites as the diseases to heritage tourism, and, achieving environmental sustainability demand through energy efficiency and building retrofitting. Prior insights and recommendations based on these arising issues are presented for the attention of heritage stakeholders and conservation actors of Malaysia.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Firzan, MuhammadUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Conservation and restoration. Preservation and restoration of architectural monuments
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Historic buildings
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Journal or Publication Title: Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
ISSN: 1675-5022
Volume: 12
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 12-23
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Item ID: 14664
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heritage, conservation, Ireland, Malaysia, reflective practice


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