Innova Concrete Selection of Significant 20th-Century Heritage Sites in Europe


Within the framework of  INNOVA Concrete, an ambitious research project focused on the development of innovative techniques to preserve fair-faced concrete-based monuments, the Innova Concrete Selection of Significant 20th-Century Heritage Sites in Europe DATABASE aims to raise awareness of the importance of concrete in the built heritage.

This search engine compiles 100 sites that are representative of the importance of concrete in the 20th century. The aim is to transmit the value of fair-faced concrete sites to society, through a series of examples that highlight different aspects of concrete that are relevant to these sites’ significance as cultural heritage.

All the selected sites are outstanding examples of architecture and engineering from the 20th century on technical, social and aesthetic levels. They reflect innovation in building materials and structure, as well as in building methods, construction techniques and detailing. They often exemplify new uses and typologies, characteristic of the social, cultural and economic development of their time, and they are significant in the history of architecture and engineering.

The sites, from all 28 countries in the EU, reflect different periods in the 20th century, as well as different currents and approaches to design. They also bear witness to the performance of fair-faced concrete over time, the problems associated with its conservation and its perception in society.

Funding Programme: Horizon 2020 - Industrial Leadership - Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology

Project topic: LEIT-NMBP-35-2017.

Access to the project webpage

National Conservation Plan for the Preservation of the XXth Century Cultural Heritage

The objective of this Plan promoted by the Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural de España (Ministry of Culture) is to contribute to fight the lack of awareness of the XXth century heritage in Spain through heritage criteria regarding its documentation, research, protection, intervention, education and development.

The Plan encompasses three disciplinary areas:

- Architecture, urban design and civil engineering

- Arts

- Photographic, audiovisual and sound mediums

Initial Building Catalogue

This research work has been carried out by the Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation. It constitutes the initial catalogue of the National Conservation Plan for the Preservation of the XXth Century Cultural Heritage, regarding the architecture of the Modern Movement in Spain, from 1925 to 1965.

Access to the XXth Century Heritage Plan

Access to Initial Building Catalogue



Search engine for Thesis

With the aim to publicise the results of university research and contribute to the documentation of modernist heritage in the Iberian territories, we have created a new resource, which contains information on thesis related to architecture of the Modern Movement in Spain and Portugal.  

The access to the resource is free for DOCOMOMO’s friends, allowing to search by title, author, date of defence and faculty/school of origin. 

If you want information about your thesis to be included in our database, you can send us the relevant information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Institutional Friends

Institutional Friends of Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico.

The following institutions are Institutional Friends of Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico:

  • Biblioteca de la ETS de Arquitectura de la Universidade da Coruña
  • Biblioteca de la Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Biblioteca de la Universidad de Sevilla
  • Biblioteca de la ETSA de la Universitat Rovira i Virgili de Tarragona

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