The building is a remarkable example of local traditional architecture and is part of the cultural heritage of the historic site of Arnea. Therefore, it must remain part of the urban fabric, be highlighted and exploited.
In this study for the intention to restore, reuse and exploit the building, special attention is given to two main axes:
- The restoration of the building with respect to its materiality and typology
- The integration of the new use of the Honey Museum. The study must manage the new use as a honey museum and shape the interior space appropriately, in order to serve the new use with respect to the historicity and authenticity of the building.
The primary goal during the study was a restoration as close to the original form of the building as possible. Another goal was to integrate the new use of the building by paying respect to its history and surrounding area, while combining modern design principles, new materials and restoration technologies. The shell of the building remains unaffected by any internal configurations required for the integration of the building’s new use.
A basic principle for the proposal of restoration and integration of new uses is that every new intervention must respect and highlight the typology and historicity of the building, as well as the surrounding environment. The main objective of the intervention is to preserve the historical and aesthetic identity of the building. At the same time, the integration of the new functional requirements is attempted, giving priority to the typology and geometry of the building. Another important goal is to ensure users a proper, modern service, and accessibility to all users, with such equipment that does not confuse or compete with the historic building. Examining the compatibility based on the building program, it is proposed to use it as a Honey Museum.
The study was held in collaboration with local engineers, whose personal details can be available according to their consent.