5th Meeting

The 5th meeting of the CONSECH20 project was held this month (February 5, 2021) via video-call. The meeting had to be carried remotely due to travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

The discussion focused on legislation and governance strategies in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands and how these are brought to practice. The output of the research focused on this topic is a paper that will soon be published.

The consortium also discussed the progress on the analysis of the case studies in the countries mentioned above: 48 historic concrete buildings have been surveyed, according to a predefined terminology and methodology, to serve as a first attempt to evaluate their state of conservation. The output of the research focused on this topic is also a paper that will soon be published.

Your opinion is important for our project!

We are conducting an online survey to find out the perception and knowledge about modern reinforced concrete buildings. We kindly ask you to fill in the survey and share it among your contacts. The questionnaire is directed to the public directly or indirectly involved with cultural heritage and the cultural and social dimension of 20th-century concrete structures.
Please, click on the survey links below to fill in the questionnaire.

English version:

https://bit.ly/consech20_questionnaire

Italian version:

https://forms.gle/N2SyEj688tJxt2yV7

Czech version:

https://docs.google.com/forms/questionnaire

Thank you very much for your collaboration!

4th Meeting

The 4th meeting of the CONSECH20 project was held last week (June 25, 2020) via video-call. The meeting had to be carried remotely due to travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

The discussion focused on a questionnaire to survey the public perception of the 20th-century concrete architectural heritage both at the professional and public level. The outputs should help in defining the values of the buildings (societal, cultural, artistic, etc.) and the perception of their state of conservation.

The discussion was also focused on the preliminary results of the survey carried out in the case studies in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands and on the formulation of proposals for selected case studies.

3rd Meeting in Genova

The 3rd meeting of the CONSECH20 project was held this month (February 17-18, 2020) at the University of Genova in Italy. The discussion focused on legislation and actors driving the process for the protection, conservation, and re-use of historic concrete buildings and on the survey of the case studies.

A total of 48 historic concrete buildings with social potential (bringing people together) were selected in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands. For each of the buildings selected, the consortium is studying the social, historical, architectural, and technical aspects while involving stakeholders and people using and interacting with the buildings.

During the meeting in Genova, the consortium visited the Museo del Tesoro di San Lorenzo and the former Fish Market, which are 2 of the CONSECH20 case studies in Italy.

Second meeting in Nicosia

The 2nd meeting of the CONSECH20 project was held last month (September 19-20, 2019) at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. The discussion focused on the selection of 20th cent. concrete buildings with social potential (bringing people together) in 4 countries: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, and The Netherlands.

For each of the buildings selected, the consortium will study the social, historical, architectural, and technical aspects, and involve stakeholders and people using and interacting with the buildings. Soon, the list of case studies selected will be posted.

During the meeting in Nicosia, the consortium visited the Ledra Palace Hotel and the Nicosia Municipal Retail Market, which are 2 of the CONSECH20 case studies in Cyprus.