“Heritage is important for our personal and collective experiences, also for future generations. It is not sustainable to only keep the pearls and make those more sustainable,” says Ana Pereira Roders. She and Uta Pottgiesser have been appointed next to Wessel de Jonge, creating a total of three professors on heritage at the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft. This is to stimulate innovation and sustainability in dealing with heritage and to integrate it into education. And that is special within a faculty where designing and building something new remains the rule of thumb. Pottgiesser: "Dealing with the existing is still a different approach for architects and that needs to change. That it would be restrictive is a misconception. Heritage is challenging precisely because a greater appeal is made to their creativity".

Published: March 2020

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