Preservation issues and controversies : challenges of underutilised and abandoned places

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Hamilton, J.
Jadresin-Milic, Renata
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New Zealand
architectural heritage
heritage conservation
digital documentation
heritage digitisation
archiving heritage architecture
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Hamilton, J., & Jadresin Milic, R. (2020). Preservation issues and controversies: Challenges of underutilised and abandoned places. In A. Ghaffarianhoseini, A. Ghaffarianhoseini and N. Nasmith (Ed.), Imaginable Futures: Design Thinking, and the Scientific Method, 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2020, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (pp. 885-894). Retrieved from
Research and Enterprise Office at Unitec Institute of Technology focuses on opportunities, challenges, and problems in a wide variety of subjects. In 2019, a project of heritage digitisation in New Zealand was approved. The project aims to present vulnerable, underutilised, or abandoned historical heritage through a multimedia presentation on the one hand, and to set up an information tool for preservation, restoration, and maintenance, on the other. It aims to have both academic and practical value in advancing knowledge about heritage in New Zealand: to provide a means for establishing New Zealand's current state of knowledge in the practice of archiving heritage buildings; to be useful for the end-user; and to aid in learning about the built environment. This paper will present data collected in the first phase of the project. A literature review and data about New Zealand's current state of knowledge in the practice of archiving heritage buildings will be developed. International state of the knowledge in the field and the practice in Aotearoa New Zealand will be compared. The benefits of the project are expected to be wider than historical recording only and can be used for refurbishment of buildings, facility maintenance, etc.
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