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.

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.

Kick-off meeting in Prague

The kick-off meeting of the CONSECH20 project held on 14-15 February 2019 at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ITAM), successfully brought together representatives from all the 5 institutions that form the CONSECH20 consortium: ITAM, the Delft University of Technology (TUD), the University of Cyprus (UCY), the University of Genova (UNIGE), and the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (ISNAS), gathering a total of 15 participants.

To ensure networking between the CONSECH20 members, two social events were organized: an informal networking dinner on the evening of 14th of February in a restaurant in the center of Prague, and a guided tour to the Old Sewage Cleaning Station Museum – an important example of industrial architecture in Prague.

The main aim of the CONSECH20 meeting was to ensure that all the partners have a common understanding of the project and respective roles in it. The meeting was an opportunity for all partners to establish closer relationships, present their prospective contribution to the project, and align the main objectives and management formalities.