In addition to programmes in the area it covers, the Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation is a member of DOCOMOMO International.
In 1994 Iberian DOCOMOMO organised the third conference of DOCOMOMO International in Barcelona with the title “The challenge of modernity: critical revision and current positions”. It covered questions to do with the cultural legacy of Modern Movement architecture and its contribution to contemporary architecture.
Iberian DOCOMOMO is part of DOCOMOMO International's registration committee, the entity that organises the International Register and international seminars. So far the International Registration Committee has held four international seminars: in Athens in 2003, Belgium in 2005, London in 2007 and Oviedo in 2010.
INNOVA CONCRETE is an ambitious international research project led by the Universidad de Cádiz in which the Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation is participating. The project is finnanced by the EU, in the EU call Horizon 2020 - Industrial Leadership - Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology.
The objective of the programme is the conservation of concrete historical buildings and monuments. To fullfill the objectives, an international consortium of 29 partners from 11 countries has been created. It gathers an interdisciplinary team presenting a strong scientific background in simulation techniques and nanomaterials synthesis, combined with a wide knowledge of CH conservation from Humanities disciplines and, a sound industrial perspective.
Specifically, a completely innovative approach based on producing C-S-H gel, responsible for the engineering properties of cement paste in cracks of decayed concrete monument, in situ, will be developed. Complementary, other innovative solutions giving rise to superhydrophobicity and corrosion inhibition will be also investigated. In addition, InnovaConcrete will explore an approach based on biotechnology: enzyme-assisted self-healing of damaged surfaces. The optimization of the solutions proposed will be carried out by the use of theoretical tools (multi-scale modelling approaches) together with experimental tools (laboratory and in situ validation).
La Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico, in collaboration with ICOMOS, the Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja, the University of Lodz and Techedge Group, have developed a online database that 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.
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020 - Industrial Leadership - Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology
Project topic: LEIT-NMBP-35-2017.
Universidad de Cádiz
Technical University of Crete
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Consorzio Interuniversitario CSGI
Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Studie Centrum voor Kernenergie
National Technical University Athens
Technische Universiteit Delft
CSIC-Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja
Wroclawskie Przedsiebiorstwo Hala Ludowa Spolka z ograniczona
Fundación Eduardo Chillida Foundation-Pilar Belzunce
MiBACT-Soprintendenza archeologia belle arti e paesaggio dell’Abruzzo
Bennert Ingenieurbau GmbH
Estudio Guadiana SLP
ICOMOS-International Scientific Committee of 20th Heritage
Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico
IONFLY Vacuum and Plasma Tech SRL
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc
Coordinator: Universidad de Cádiz (Spain)
tOTAL BUDGET: 6.916.287,50 €
Course: Intervention in heritage
The Andalucian Institute for Heritage (IAPH) and the Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation organised the course "Intervention in contemporary heritage: methods and techniques". Given the specific features of this work, the main aim was to establish a reference point for intervening in modern heritage.
The course, on 18, 19 and 20 November 2009, lasted 20 hours and took place at the headquarters of the Andalucian Institute for Heritage in Seville. It familiarised professionals with case studies, methods and techniques for intervention that must be considered essential for safeguarding these works.