The re-discovery of regional modernist interpretation and its continuation should have an impact on the heritage strategy based on a holistic approach and the interplay of the material and non-material which gives the place its special aura. The non-material aspect of the heritage sites reveals itself as not only as the development of a country, city or any other location, composed of layers and layers of the official and unofficial history marking the memories of various people, organisation and places, reflected through the architectural form or the exposure of the canonical aesthetic principles allowing one to talk about the space as an object of art. The features resembling the aura of the place play special role in this process. In other words, it is the aura of the place that should be under protection, not the individual authentic monuments. In Kaunas, it is very closely related to the process of its becoming a modern city inspired by the status of “temporary capital”.
The Inherited Modernism: inspirations and challenges of the architectural heritage in the “Temporary Capital”