InnovaConcrete is coming to an end by December 2021, and the final conference will be held in Cadiz, Spain, from 2nd to 4th of December 2021.
From December 2nd-4th 2021, the final conference of the project InnovaConcrete (Innovative materials and techniques for the conservation of 20th century concrete-based cultural heritage) will be celebrated in Cadiz (Spain), where the final results and conclusions will be presented to the public.
This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, unites experts from multiple disciplines (architecture, engineering, social sciences, experimental sciences, cultural heritage…) with the common goal of developing innovative materials and techniques to preserve concrete-based cultural heritage structures from the 20th century. The project objectives also emphasize on promoting citizen awareness towards historic concrete and defining its conservation policies.
The first day agenda includes the official presentation of the Cádiz document, the Benchmark Guidance Document for the conservation of 20th century concrete heritage, redacted by the ICOMOS Twentieth Century Heritage International Scientific Committee (ISC20C), followed by a round table and open debate where all participants are invited to contribute. In addition, Docomomo Iberico (Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement) foundation will present to the public the selection of 100 significant 20th-Century Heritage Sites in Europe database (The 100 of the 20th), based on technical, social or aesthetical criteria.
The second day of the conference is focused on presenting the innovative materials and techniques, including a session of practical demonstrations, aside from the validation results obtained in laboratory and on the 8 selected case studies, corresponding to singular constructions of European concrete heritage.
All the presentations will count with simultaneous translation English-Spanish/Spanish-English. Registration for the event is free of charge and we offer the options for in person attendance and online live streaming.