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CONSErvation of 20th century concrete Cultural Heritage in urban changing environmentsCONSECH20.png

Řešitel: Cristiana Lara Nunes

Poskytovatel/program: H2020 - JPI

Trvání: 2019 - 2021


CONSECH20 (the acronym for “CONSErvation of 20th century concrete Cultural Heritage in urban changing environments”) is a research project that aims at developing effective approaches for conservation and protection of 20th cent. heritage concrete buildings against the ever-changing urban impacts, taking into account both technical and social aspects. The 20th cent. concrete heritage is a major challenge for conservation both because of its remarkable architectural variety and experimental character in use of materials and technologies as well as due to the lack of recognition of its cultural and historical value by the wide public. These aspects, together with the fast-changing urban environment, are leading causes of its deterioration and, sometimes, demolition. CONSECH20 focuses on constructions built with early concrete (until 1960) with social interest in the sense of bringing people together (e.g. for recreation, inhabiting, working) to strengthen the link between society and 20th cent. architectural heritage. CONSECH20 will (i) increase the potential of 20th cent. early concrete CH as a promotion vector for social integration and cultural tourism, (ii) contribute to the establishment and development of the notion of Heritage Science, a relatively new and emerging field of science that aspires to bridge the gap between humanities and applied sciences, (iii) outline new approaches to participatory monitoring and conservation/restoration for future use of modern architectural heritage by stakeholders, and (iv) outline new approaches for citizen engagement in the protection of modern architectural heritage. The project will use representative case studies of early concrete buildings in 4 of the participating countries (Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands) that can lead to the selection of appropriate evaluation and testing scenarios. The consortium estimates that a budget of 977,702 € for 36 months will allow achieving the project goals.

Webové stránky projektu: www.consech20.eu