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Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier

Germany
Factors affecting the property in 1996*
  • Housing
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1996
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1996**

1996: joint UNESCO/ICOMOS mission

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1996

The planning of dense housing construction and the already granted building permits for town villas, on an area formerly owned by a brewery, located just opposite the Amphitheatre of Trier, has come to the attention of the Centre. At the time of this report, a mission is planned to review together with the authorities concerned, the state of conservation of this World Heritage property and to discuss future town development projects and their eventual impact on World Heritage conservation.

Action Required

The Bureau took note of information provided by the Secretariat on housing construction that might have an impact on the World Heritage site. It requested the Secretariat to report on the results of an expert mission to Trier at the next session of the Bureau in December 1996.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1996

It is recalled that the Secretariat presented to the Bureau at its twentieth session a report on a joint UNESCO-ICOMOS mission to Trier in reference to the construction of urban villas and a proposed urban development scheme in the immediate vicinity of the Roman theatre. The Bureau requested that a full report of the mission, as well as on the progress made in undertaking the architectural competition for the area north of the theatre, be presented to its next session in November 1996.

Following the mission, ICOMOS has been involved in drawing up the terms of reference for the architectural competition and will participate in the evaluation of the designs which is scheduled for November 1996. ICOMOS will present an oral progress report during the Bureau session.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1996

The Bureau is requested to examine the report that will be presented by ICOMOS and consider the appropriate action thereupon.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1996
20 BUR IV.7
Roman Monuments in Trier (Germany)

The Bureau took note of the report on the joint UNESCO - ICOMOS mission to examine the impact of housing construction that might have an impact on the Roman Amphitheater in Trier. It requested the German authorities to re-consider the construction of buildings that would be visible from the Amphitheater and to involve ICOMOS in the drawing up of the terms of reference for an architectural competition for the area immediately north of the theater. The Bureau requested that a full report of the mission as well as on the progress made in undertaking the architectural competition be presented to its next session in November 1996.

20 COM VII.D.67/60
SOC noted by Committee: Roman Monuments in Trier (Germany)

VII.67 Roman Monuments in Trier (Germany)

It was recalled that the Secretariat presented to the Bureau at its twentieth session a report on a joint UNESCO-ICOMOS mission to Trier in reference to the construction of urban villas and a proposed urban development scheme in the immediate vicinity of the Roman amphitheatre. The Bureau requested that a full report of the mission, as well as on the progress made in undertaking the architectural competition for the area north of the amphitheatre, be presented to its session in November 1996.

ICOMOS reported that the mission had been successful. ICOMOS was involved in the drawing up of the terms of reference for the architectural competition. It will also participate in the evaluation of the designs. The urban villas which are already under construction could be limited in their height so that they would not been seen from the inside of the arena.

The German Delegate gave further information concerning the terms of reference of the competition. He stressed that the main issue is to analyse the possibility of re-opening the northern gate of the amphitheatre which has been closed for centuries and to create a way of communication from this northern gate to the other Roman monuments of the town.

The Bureau requested that the German authorities provide a full report concerning the entire area surrounding the amphitheatre by 15 April 1997 for examination by the next session of the Bureau.

Report year: 1996
Germany
Date of Inscription: 1986
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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