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P11. Sustainability in dimension and ornamental stones industry: stones as tangible trace of culture and history at local and global scale


Congressi SGI-SIMP

  • Giovanna Antonella Dino – Università di Torino
  • Rossana Bellopede - Politecnico di Torino
  • Nereo Preto - Università di Padova
  • Piero Primavori - Libero professionista
Dimension and ornamental stones were extensively used from ancient times up to our day for buildings and infrastructures in areas interested by quarrying activity. Applied in historical buildings and/or rural masterpieces, they represent tangible elements of geodiversity and cultural heritage that connect natural environment with the anthropogenic one. Quarries and working plants, often in the same areas, representing important items for local social and economic development, aspects that contribute to the of sustainability, taking into account the environmental protection too. Promotion of dimension and ornamental stones culturally relevant (heritage stones), represents a way to put in contact extractive industries with public authorities and citizen, in order to move a step forward towards social acceptance.
The physical-technical and minero-petrographic properties of heritage stones should be taken into account in the modern architecture in a sustainability perspective.
Any contributions linked to dimension and ornamental stones is welcome
The main topics linked to the session are:
- Investigation and promotion of Heritage Stones,
- Studies on the environmental impact of stone extraction and its mitigation,
- Investigation of the modern (and past) processes for stone transformation,
- Stone decay in historical buildings,
- Sustainable use of dimension and ornamental stones in modern architecture.
dimension stone, heritage stone, geodiversity, rural areas, historical buildings, sustainable quarrying