Pérez de Armiñán, Alfredo
[ES] Nota de la entraga de los Premios Unión Europea de Patrimonio Cultural Europa concedidos a actuaciones realizadas en España.
Martínez Díaz, Enrique
[EN] This market, currently in
the busiest nucleus in the city centre, is a Moderniste
landmark in the urban panorama of the Ensanche district.
The need to refurbish the building, revitalise its function as
a market according to modern standards and to provide it
with parking lots that were sorely needed in the area
marked the line of the global refurbishment of Colón Market,
which was carried out in two stages: an initial phase, dealt
with in this article, consisting of general restoration works
and extension to contain three basements for parking and
a semi-basement for commercial purposes, and a second
phase that consisted of conditioning the latter as a
because there are so many monuments in Rome,
sometimes works that are not very well known to the
public in general but no less important for all that fall
into oblivion. This is the case of Villa Durante, a
splendid stately home, erected during the building
fever that followed the seizure of Rome by the
when it was made capital of Italy.
building, forgotten and neglected for years, has been
restored to its original splendour during the recent
works described below.
Bianco, Alessia; Guerrisi, Gabriella
[EN] The article
describes the results of a diagnosis campaign carried
out in situ by means of non destructive tests in order to
discover some material aspects of traditional building
practices in the parish of Rincón de Ademuz (Valencian
Community), which made it possible to assess their
quality, resistance and general state of conservation.
Apart from the innovative character of this cognitive
approach to simple traditional architecture, these
studies aspire to propose and draw up a new way of
refurbishing these houses, respecting their original
architectural system during the restoration process.
Vegas, Fernando; Mileto, Camilla
[EN] The Europa Nostra prize granted
to a pilot project to recuperate traditional dwellings in
a remote secluded area in the Valencian countryside,
thus putting the heritage of vernacular architecture
on the same footing as important European
monuments. The background, general approach of
the project, specific solutions, economic viability and
first steps in the restoration of this architecture based
on its constructional and structural essence are laid
Ibargüen Soler, Javier
[EN] The long restoration process of this
monastery in the town of Sástago (Zaragoza) has made
it possible to discover and rehabilitate it to be used as a
museum and an inn. This Cistercian monastery is an
extraordinary example of monastic life thanks to the
pristine state of many of its rooms. This enormous work
is a token of the praiseworthy exertions and persistence
of the architect restorer and the administration of the
Autonomous Community concerned, who have
resolutely dedicated their skill and resources to the
complex retrieval of this symbol of the past.
Dezzi Bardeschi, Marco
[EN] With an overpowering prose style
full of reason and feeling, Professor Dezzi Bardeschi
explains his personal creed in defence of conservation
rather than restoration. The history of both disciplines in
Italy, the International Restoration Charters and their
main protagonists are the central strand of a reasoning
that refutes the unjustifiable whims and frivolities linked to
restoration to defend respect for the material and
historical integrity involved in the conservation of a
building seen as a monument/document.
Álvarez, Soledad; Esbert, Rosa Mª; Arias, Lorenzo; Sáenz, Raquel; Alonso, Francisco Javier; Ordaz, Jorge; Díaz-Pache, Francisco; Ruiz, Vicente G.; Calleja, Lope; Rodríguez, Ángel; Suárez, Luis M.
[EN] The analysis about
the building material and erection of Santa Cristina de
Lena is not limited to the study of the stone and the
deterioration of the monument with the intention of
proposing solutions to conserve it but also contributes
to throw light upon one of the most enigmatic
monuments of Asturian Pre-Roman Art, differentiating
the original elements from those added at a later date
and explaining some of its stylistic peculiarities.
[EN] Due to the
alarming state of the vaults and the west wall of this
church, the emergency works performed described
here not only solved these problems but made it
possible to discover their cause and find out more about
the history and building of this church. The article
addresses the details and the technical solutions put
into practice to resolve the pathologies that threatened
the survival of the building, paying special attention to
the treatment given to the roof.
Camps García, Concha; Esteban Chapapría, Julián
contradictory restoration works performed on the
Baños del Almirante over many years have finally
been corrected in recent times and the complex
reality of the building has been restored by adopting
crucial decisions, the criteria of which are described
in this article. These last investigations into the
Baños del Almirante have come up with unexpected
findings, such as the origin of the baths in the
Christian Middle Ages, and not in the Islamic period
as it had hitherto been believed.
Torsello, Paolo B.
[EN] With a
magnificently clear mind, the author analyses the
concept of restoration on the basis of his
presuppositions, understanding architecture as a
man-made artifice, containing memory and sustaining
the passage of time. The restoration project implies
choosing an act of will from among many possible
options, seeking the survival, integrity and reuse of
the work, a threesome of criteria in a committed
balancing exercise that implies fulfilling all three
Romeo, Manfredo; Roig, Ferran
[EN] Mostar Bridge is an unfortunate example
of the macabre practice of destroying cultural heritage
as a weapon against the ethnic enemy in the former
Yugoslavia. The denouncement included in Loggia,
Arquitectura & Restauración, no. 1 has the satisfaction
of addressing the reconstruction of this symbol of World
Heritage, which did not cease to be so even when its
stones lay at the bottom of the Neretva River and
nobody had any great hopes of reconstructing it.
Gavenda, Milos; Hosek, Jiri; Kopeck, Jan
[EN] The intervention mentioned in the article
above was carried out at the same time as the consolidation and
restoration of the magnificent sgraffito work decorating the
vaults of the church described below. This operation constitutes
an exemplary case for the study and material analysis of
sgraffito plaster before restoration even in cases where the
advanced state of deterioration and the many difficulties that
arose made it seem impossible to rescue it. Furthermore, it
increases our knowledge of both the materiality and the
iconography of sgraffito plaster tradition in the Spanish
Levant.materiality and the iconography of sgraffito plaster
tradition in the Spanish Levant.
de Vega García, Esther
[EN] The pathologies in the lead used in the
roof of the central nave of this important church were a
risk for the integrity of the frescos on the inside of the
vaults. The article gives details of the assembly of a roof
covering set up in order to carry out the works without
endangering the monument, the replacement process of
the existing leadwork, the reconstruction of the garrets
and finally the restoration of the facades of the church.
Torsello, Paolo B.
[EN] With great insight, the author examines the respective interests of the disciplines of restoration and history and the danger of a possible confusion, identification and overlapping of objectives. History understood in restoration as a set of guidelines, a building tool, a theatrical show or a monument to itself provides the keys to analyse and understand many works performed on architectural heritage of the past and the present.
Ungaro, Lucrezia; Labics, Estudio
[EN] The authors of this article describe the different actions put into practice in the recuperation of the magnificent ensemble of Trajan’s Markets in Rome. A historical overview of the monument serves as an introduction for the aims and criteria of the works, which involved the archaeological consolidation of the remains and the functional adaptation of the ancient tabernae and the footbridge leading in with a contemporary language and contemporary materials in an attitude of scrupulous respect for the existing matter.
[EN] The project for public access to the roof of Santiago Cathedral so that visitors may visit and enjoy the experience is unique not only because it opens up to the public the less familiar parts of a monument but because of the extraordinary expertise, delicacy and sensibility put into practice in doing so. The author explains his initial reflection, the drawing up of the project and the building process, which permitted the combination of respect and scrupulous maintenance of the building with contemporary rehabilitations works that sought, in the author’s words, functionality, humility and honesty.
Santa Rita, Joao; Parreira, Rui; Morán, Elena
[EN] The article shows the conceptual and technical complexity of works on very ancient archaeological remains, whose presence has melded into the natural surroundings. The restoration project thus becomes a project for the protection and embellishment of the anthropic landscape that permits us to read, understand and interpret it in spite of the obvious difficulties arising from the cultural and temporal distance between the present and the prehistoric past.
Correia, Luís Miguel
[EN] The restoration of the main tower of this historic Portuguese fortress and its preparation to receive visitors provides the author of the article with food for reflection about the reciprocity of the gaze of the lookout tower and its observers from the eventful history of the monument and the natural surroundings where it stands. With this reflection as a point of departure, he takes Chillida’s work as a reference for a dialogue between elements involving age, content and varied materiality.
Rojo, Araceli; Esbert, Rosa Mª; Valdeón, Luis; Alonso, F. Javier; Mateos, Félix; Ordaz, Jorge
[EN] The works described in this article constitute a methodological model for similar works for the conservation of stone in historic buildings because of its scientific rigour and the evaluation, appraisal and confrontation of the options to be found on the market for controlling, directing and adapting the technology available, choosing the most suitable possibilities in each case to achieve a deliberate restoration process that restrains and orients the technical steps rather than the usual system of blindly proceeding to restore.