A peripheral area of historical monument protection – the community approach to heritage protection in contemporary Spanish architecture
In the first decade of the millennium, the need for the reconsideration of the concept of value has intensified. The intention that had already been expressed in the value approach of modern architecture required the defining of the relationship to historicity in the approach of the architectural and art theorists at the beginning of the 20th century.  This imagined the relationship of old and new through a heritage that can be excavated from the deep layers of culture and denied the continuity in respect of the form. The major social and political changes occurring in the 20th century virtually forced the definition of the concept of “value”. Carthas closely related to the fields of monument protection ascertained the paraphrase of definitions and the basic requirements of an ethic-expectable creative behaviour. The heroic age of monument protection – being the 50s-70s both in international and domestic aspects – was followed by some decades when civil initiatives, developed and strengthened along the approach of the protection of cultural heritage, represented a broader social need. However, for the clarification of the concept of value, even today, there are only experiments – especially regarding monument protection that goes through an organizational transformation. Now, instead of individual historic value, heritage can be mentioned in a wider context; with official communications also emphasising the socially broader community value protection instead of authority protection.