FAMNIT - Faculty of Mathematics, Science and Information Technologies
FHŠ - Faculty of Humanities
FM - Faculty of Management
FTŠ Turistica - Turistica – College of Tourism Portorož
FVZ - Faculty of Health Sciences
IAM - Andrej Marušič Institute
PEF - Faculty of Education
UPR - University of Primorska
ZRS - Science and Research Centre
Fakulteta za humanistične študije, Koper
Fakulteta za management Koper in Pedagoška fakulteta Koper
Fakulteta za vede o zdravju, Izola
Knjižnica za tehniko, medicino in naravoslovje, Koper
Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče Koper
Arhitektura in razvoj obeh koprskih obzidij
1.01 - Original Scientific Article
FHŠ - Faculty of Humanities
Koper is one of the fortified northern Mediterranean coastal towns boasting continuous settlement since pre-antiquity. With the general public being only partially interested in the remnants of the two town walls and in the issues related to the past, our fieldwork has revealed only scarce information about their material existence. Architectural knowledge of ancient construction techniques, meticulous study and verification of archival sources and of the in situ condition has convinced us that the existence of the two town walls in Koper is worth thorough research. The application of new architectural and conservation sensorial methods (Likar, 1995) to the reconstruction of the Koper town walls has produced good results. The results gained through several years of research have induced us to formulate the hypothesis that the majority of the outer town wall is still preserved in various forms, with the exception of those parts where recent development has thoroughly transformed its foundations. A similar hypothesis could be proposed for the inner town wall, which however is inaccessible to researchers owing to ownership-related issues. Recently, numerous construction projects carried out in the old town core have confirmed our hypothesis on the presumed layout of the outer town wall. The key results of our research are the architectural reconstruction of both town walls and the presentation of their development through individual historical periods. The newly discovered elements and the reconstruction of the two town walls give new significance and value to the town. The new results gained through the investigation of the two town walls believed to be dilapidated offer Koper completely new development opportunities. The article presents the results of the research on the architecture of the Koper town walls together with relevant evidence and the reconstruction of their development through various historical periods.
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Centro di ricerche scientifiche della Repubblica di Slovenia
Number of pages:
Letn. 19, št. 2
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