Architectural Research of the French Embassy Building in Cetinje

Francusko poslanstvo CGArchitectural research of the former French Embassy building in Cetinje were carried out as one of the activities within the project "Ljubljana Process - Rehabilitation of our common heritage", coordinated by the Regional Cooperation Council Task Force on Culture and Society (RCCTFCS), with headquarters in Cetinje. The Ministry of Culture is responsible for the implementation of activities in Montenegro. The project is funded by the European Union through a grant intended for the sustainable rehabilitation of cultural heritage in the Western Balkans.

Project title

Architectural Research of the Former French Embassy Building in Cetinje

Key words

arrchitecture, research, presentation, promotion, cultural heritage

Aim of the project

The aim of architectural research of the former French Embassy Building in Cetinje was to create the necessary expertise basis for further process of rehabilitation through archive researches and architectural analysis, as well as to present and promote the values of this important cultural heritage.This architectural research is significant because it brought new information about this property from from several aspects. Thanks to research we discovered new knowledge about the project designer, project participants, architectural features and the subsequent transformation of the building, as well as about architecture in Cetinje at the beginning of the twentieth century and the relationships that existed between Montenegro and France.The research was conducted as one of the activities within the project Ljubljana Process - Rehabilitating our Common Heritage, which coordinates Task Force on Culture and Society of Regional Cooperation Council (RCC TFCS), with headquarters in Cetinje. Leader partner in implementation on behalf of Montenegro was Ministry of Culture.

 Activities

•The research included: studying of literature, researching archival materials, technical recording and architectural analysis of the former French Embassy Building. Archive material was researched in Montenegro and France.

•In France: Center of diplomatic archives Courneuve (Centre des Archives diplomatiques dela Courneuve) and French Institute of Architecture (L’Institut français d’architecture - IFA)

•In Montenegro: State Archive of Montenegro in Cetinje

 Outcome/results

Architectural research of former French Embassy Building
•Brochure “The former French Embassy Building”
•Publication “Architectural Research of the former French Embassy Building in Cetinje”
•Exhibition in Cetinje. Opening of the exhibition is realized in cooperation with the Petrovic Njegos Foundation and the National Library of Montenegro “Djurdje Crnojevic”.

Partners

EXPEDITIO

Ministry of Culture of Montenegro

Regional Cooperation Council Task Force on Culture and Society (RCC TFCS)

Role of Expeditio Partner
Duration and period 2013 - 2014)
Donors

EU (grant intended for Sustainable Rehabilitation of Cultural Heritage)

Budget

EUR 11,500.00

Arhitektonska istraživanja zgrade bivšeg Francuskog poslanstva na Cetinju sprovedena su kao jedna od aktivnosti u okviru projekta „Ljubljanski proces – rehabilitacija našeg zajedničkog nasljeđa“, kojim koordinira Radna grupa za kulturu i društvo Savjeta za regionalnu saradnju (RCCTFCS), sa sjedištem na Cetinju. Ministarstvo kulture zaduženo je za sprovođenje aktivnosti u CrnojGori. Projekat je finansiran iz sredstava Evropske unije kroz grant namijenjen održivoj rehabilitaciji kulturnog nasljeđa na Zapadnom Balkanu. 

naslovna franc 350 350Architectural researches of the former French Embassy Building in Cetinje were carried out with the aim to create, through the architectural analysis, necessary technical basis for further process of rehabilitation, as well as to present and promote values of this very important cultural heritage of Montenegro.

francusko-1 350 350U pripremi je štampano izdanje Arhitektonskog istraživanja zgrade Francuskog poslanstva na Cetinju.

Arhitektonsko istraživanje zgrade Francuskog poslanstva na Cetinju realizovao je Centar za održivi prostorni razvoj - EXPEDITIO iz Kotora uokviru regionalnog projekta finansiranog iz sredstava Evropske unije,kroz grant namijenjen održivoj rehabilitaciji kulturnog nasljeđa.

Exhibition on Architectural research of French Embassy Building in Cetinje, which was realized by the Centre for Sustainable Development EXPEDITIO from Kotor, within the framework of the regional project which is funded by the European Union through the grant intended for the sustainable rehabilitation of cultural heritage, will again be open during the Days of Francophonie in Montenegro.

The aim of the architectural study of the French Embassy building in Cetinje, was to through archival explorations, and architectural analysis create the necessary professional base for further rehabilitation process, as well as to present and promote the value of this important cultural property.

Architectural research is important because it has brought new information about this property from many aspects. Research resulted in new knowledge about the designer, project participants, architectural features and the subsequent building transformations, as well as Cetinje arhitekturi in the early twentieth century and the relationships that existed between Montenegro and Francuske.

These findings may contribute to better understanding of the building value, which represents one of the oldest reinforced concrete buildings in Montenegro, recognizable by facade cladding of colorful glazed ceramic tiles. Apart from designer Paul Gaudet, in the realization of building was involved one of the most important architects and engineers of twentith century - Auguste Perret, as well as one of the most important manufacturers of archetural ceramics in early twentieth century, Alexandre Bigot. Findings obtained by architectural studies will represent an important basis for decision-making about the possibilities and ways of restoring the building and its future use.

The architectural study of the French embassy building in Cetinje is implemented by the Center for Sustainable Development EXPEDITIO from Kotor within the regional project, funded by the European Union through a grant intended for the sustainable rehabilitation of cultural heritage. The goal was to, through the architectural research and analysis, create the necessary technical basis for the further process of rehabilitation of cultural property, as well as the presentation and promotion of the values of this important building.

EXPEDITIO is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to encourage sustainable spatial development in Montenegro and SEE region through activity in the fields of sustainable architecture, cultural heritage, urban planning and through projects that encourage overall development of the civil society. Expeditio was established in 1997.

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