The establishment of the Protection Zone for Architectural, Landscape and Urban Heritage was part of the Green Plan of Antananarivo Urban Community. This innovative approach in Madagascar was designed as a tool for preserving architectural, urban and landscape heritage across the whole of the Urban Community.
This protection zone served to define a comprehensive project for the preservation and enhancement of the city. Indeed, the ZPPAUP takes into account the neighbourhoods located beyond the old centre by establishing a protective perimeter in the continuity of the existing protected area. In this way it helps to guarantee a status for features that are remarkable for their specificity as well as connections to a period and city dwellers’ lifestyles.
A tool of knowledge, this project was an opportunity to analyse and reflect on a territory in detail while deriving an overall vision.
A tool of knowledge for community leaders who, through this tool, became aware of a reality beyond the picturesque and aesthetic aspects of their area to appreciate the logic that led to the creation and development of the city.
A communication tool, it is the ideal medium to showcase heritage and create public awareness about the values conveyed by this concept: maintaining collective memory and promoting joint development that is respectful of others and a collective past.
As a regulatory tool, the ZPPAUP is a promotional instrument and a framework for the future development of the city.
The study focused on:
the demarcation of a boundary for the ZPPAUP based on the characteristics and recent developments of the various sectors of intervention;
the implementation of a typo-morphological analysis,
the study of different built typologies, taking into account their initial, present or future uses;
the issue of introducing contemporary entities (urban and built fabric);
the inclusion of open spaces, public and private.