THE website for European industrial and technical heritage volunteers and voluntary associations
Factory Chimneys and collective memory
Old factory chimneys are landmarks advertising the industrial heritage site below. They are symbols for the labour which took place at their feet. They are part of the identity of a town, a village, a former industrial area.
They can be seen from a large distance, thus promoting local industrial heritage sites at night as well as during the day by the judicious use of lighting - and also when cleverly used promoting the locality itself
develop a network of European partners prepared to invest sustainably in the (re)valuation of factory chimneys, as well locally as on a European level
incentivise local projects and incorporate these in a common European network
contribute, throughthe topic offactory chimneys, to developing awarenessand recognition bythe public andinstitutionsof 1)the centralroleof industry inthe construction ofEuropean territories, 2) the importanceof the saving and keeping, the protectionand valuationof industrial heritageas a historicmarkerand witness of the dynamics oftheseterritories.
Now looking for
>> recently restored factory chimneys in Europe - download the questionnaire at the bottom of this page
>> the names and addresses of companies specialised in the conservation and restoration of factory chimneys
we would like to produce a database with these informations