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Nanomaterials for conservation of European architectural heritage developed by research on characteristic lithotypes

Objective

The project NANO-CATHEDRAL aims at developing, with a nano-metric scale approach, new materials, technologies and procedures for the conservation of deteriorated stones in monumental buildings and cathedrals and high value contemporary architecture, with a particular emphasis on the preservation of the originality and specificity of materials. The objective is providing “key tools” for restoration and conservation:
•On representative lithotypes
•On European representative climatic areas
•With a time-scale/environmental approach
•With technology validated in relevant environment (industrial plant and monuments)
•Exploiting results also on modern stone made buildings
A general protocol will be defined for the identification of the petrographic and mineralogical features of the stone materials, the identification of the degradation patterns, the evaluation of the causes and mechanisms of alteration and degradation, including the correlations between the relevant state of decay and the actual microclimatic and air pollution conditions.
Moreover, innovative nano-materials will be developed suitable for:
•Surface consolidation: in this case water-based formulations based on nano-inorganic or nano-hybrid dispersions such as nano-silica, nano-titania, nano-hydroxyapatite, nano-calcite and nano-magnesia as well as their synergic combinations with organic and inorganic compounds will be considered.
•Surface protection: in this case, innovative composites will be developed consisting of polymers and nano-fillers. The use of hydrophobins, nano-assembled hydrofobic proteins extracted from fungi, and photocatalytic nano-particles (for favoring the decomposition of volatile organic molecules carried by polluted atmosphere and to prevent biofilm growth) will be considered.
The project will contribute to the development of transnational cultural tourism and to the development of common European shared values and heritage, thus stimulating a greater sense of European identity.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 045 562,43

Participants (18)

OPERA DELLA PRIMAZIALE PISANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 487 332,75
Address
Piazza Duomo 17
56100 Pisa
Activity type
Other
WARRANT HUB SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Address
Corso Mazzini 11
42015 Correggio Re
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINISTERO DELLA CULTURA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 272 500
Address
Via Del Collegio Romano 27
00186 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COLOROBBIA CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 294 875
Address
Via Pietramarina 53
50053 Sovigliana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHEM-SPEC SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Via Fratelli Bandiera 21
20068 Peschiera Borromeo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METROPOLITANKAPITEL DER HOHEN DOMKIRCHE KOLN DOMBAUVERWALTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 544 312,50
Address
Roncalliplatz 2
50667 Koln
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITAET BAMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 265 000
Address
Kapuzinerstrasse 16
96047 Bamberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 474 750
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WIEDEMANN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 703,75
Address
Rieblinger Strasse 25
86479 Aichen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CATEDRAL SANTA MARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 154 531,25
Address
Cuchilleria 95 - 1°
01001 Vitoria Gasteiz
Activity type
Other
DIPUTACION FORAL DE ALAVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 130 100
Address
Plaza De La Provincia Sn
01001 Vitoria Gasteiz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TECNOLOGIA NAVARRA DE NANOPRODUCTOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 875
Address
Area Industrial Perguita C/a 1
31210 Los Arcos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOMBAUSEKRETARIAT ST STEPHAN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 362 500
Address
Stephansplatz 3
1010 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT FUR ANGEWANDTE KUNST WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 421 348
Address
Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 352 020
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARCHITECTENBUREAU BRESSERS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 294 875
Address
Kasteellaan 479/001
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 230 300
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOMMUNAL- OG MODERNISERINGSDEPARTEMENTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 308 750
Address
Akersgata 59
0180 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)