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By Jan Specht

Since the early occasions of traveling structure does represent an immense strength of appeal and an essential point in advertising and marketing. till this day locations attempt to bring up their marketplace positions by way of the improvement and recovery of the equipped atmosphere. even though, structure is characterized by way of a permanent presence with affects on viewers and citizens alike. accordingly, on a sustainable foundation it must chime with position and scenario. the place modesty could be appropriate for one vacation spot, astonishing structure can be a transformation catalyst or specific promoting proposition for an additional. vacation spot builders need to be conscious of the neighborhood requisites in addition to the reciprocal dating among the trendy perform of tourism and the outfitted atmosphere. to deal with the complexity of architectural tourism, during the publication this subject is topic of a debatable dialogue and approached with a contextual and interdisciplinary view.

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16). Instead, it appears that any building which is not up to standard has to be justified. The reasons for such critical evaluation might be due to substantial differences between architecture and certain kinds of art. For instance, architecture can usually not be moved or detached from its place of origin, while many artworks - from paintings to sculptures - are easy to relocate or deconstruct. Hence, their long-term impact on the environment is much lower than this of architecture in the form of a building.

Another example is Dresden's Church of Our Lady, built in the 18th century, destroyed in a firebombing in 1945. Finished in 2005, after twelve years of reconstruction, it now represents the reconciliation between former warring enemies. Based on historical plans, remaining parts of the original have been preserved and used as much as possible in the rebuilt structure (see Illustration 18). IlIustntlon 17: R&nerberg (Oetzelle), Frankfurt, Germany. Reconatrudlon from the1980e (Author, 2011). 3 Between Historical Monuments and Contemporary Architecture " Illustration 18: Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) Dresden, Germany: The remaining parts of the original are still visible as dark spots within the rebuift structure (Author, 2006).

As long as things are (and remain) special, their age is just a minor matter. Furthermore, the definitions of the terms "old" and "new", once again, depend on subjective factors and might differ substantially from person to person. While literature still discusses the conflicts and differences between historical monuments and contemporary architecture, some destinations have already taken one step further, relying on their synergies. In fact, tourists cannot be easily labelled and, rather than looking for one type of attraction, visitors might often seek a well-balanced mixture.

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