Restoration and revitalization actions should not be limited to historical monuments and buildings. The vernacular architectures must also be preserved – as well as industrial or service facilities – since they represent the local character and serve as reference for the city.
Architectural restoration encompasses the external and internal parts of movable properties, real state, or natural properties that have significant value for a society: be it aesthetic, artistic, documentary, scientific, social, spiritual or ecological.
“Preserving cultural heritage is of great importance for the social and cultural growth of a people, as cultural goods retain a whole set of information(…) and document all the sociopolitical and economic conditions of civilizations.”
(Conservation and Restoration Course for Movable and Integrated Cultural Goods, at Federal University of Pelotas/RS).