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The Tunisian Westlands Centre: modern uses for the Ottoman Fort of Borj El Loutani (Ghar El Melh)

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dc.contributor.author Viñals Blasco, Mª José es_ES
dc.contributor.author Alonso-Monasterio Fernández, Pau es_ES
dc.contributor.author Alonso Monasterio Fernández, Mireia Llibertat es_ES
dc.contributor.author Morant González, Maryland es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-19T18:00:36Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-19T18:00:36Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 1746-4498
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/57785
dc.description.abstract The Fort of Borj El Loutani is part of an architectural complex of three Ottoman fortresses and an old harbour with arsenal dating back to the 17th century. It is located in Ghar El Melh (60 km from Tunis), on the north-western side of the Gulf of Tunis, on the shore of the lagoon with the same name. The conformation of this coastal land has historically resulted in its use as a strategic site for many civilisations that found in this place a safe refuge—one that is very defensible and away from immediate attacks by sea. The Fort was built by the Ottomans in 1659 and was used as a military base by an artillery division and as a prison. Over time, the Fort has undergone significant transformations and in 1922 was finally listed as a Tunisian Historic Monument. In 1964, the prison was closed, and, in 1990, the Tunisian government launched a restoration and enhancement project for this site. An interpretation centre was the first modern initiative implemented in 2013. This centre is devoted to Tunisian Wetlands. This work intends to demonstrate the importance of using these relevant monuments to allocate educational facilities in order to guarantee their maintenance and, thus, to highlight the social dimension of the heritage. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher WIT Press es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof WIT Transactions on the Built Environment es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Defensive architecture es_ES
dc.subject Historic buildings es_ES
dc.subject Interpretation centres es_ES
dc.subject Heritage management es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA CARTOGRAFICA, GEODESIA Y FOTOGRAMETRIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification GEOGRAFIA FISICA es_ES
dc.title The Tunisian Westlands Centre: modern uses for the Ottoman Fort of Borj El Loutani (Ghar El Melh) es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.2495/DSHF140181
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería Cartográfica Geodesia y Fotogrametría - Departament d'Enginyeria Cartogràfica, Geodèsia i Fotogrametria es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Proyectos de Ingeniería - Departament de Projectes d'Enginyeria es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Viñals Blasco, MJ.; Alonso-Monasterio Fernandez, P.; Alonso Monasterio Fernandez, ML.; Morant González, M. (2014). The Tunisian Westlands Centre: modern uses for the Ottoman Fort of Borj El Loutani (Ghar El Melh). WIT Transactions on the Built Environment. 143:209-220. doi:10.2495/DSHF140181 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/DSHF140181 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 209 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 220 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 143 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 283536 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1743-3509


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