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Innovative materials and techniques for the conservation of 20th century concrete-based cultural heritage

Objective

InnovaConcrete is an innovative and ambitious proposal that aims at preserving concrete-based monuments, the most significant tangible Cultural Heritage (CH) in the 20th Century. To achieve this goal, we have recruited 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). Significant 20th century monuments, such as the spectacular building, Centennial Hall, the open-air sculptures of Eduardo Chillida, War Memorial Towers and concrete shell structures, typical construction in communist period will be used as case studies to validate the performance of the solutions proposed. These monuments, a clear representation of European CH, will be employed to study economic and other societal effects of the proposal and to promote citizens' awareness of 20th century European heritage. Finally, the activities required for the future commercialization of the InnovaConcrete products, including standardization, certification, life cycle assessment, scaling up and exploitation strategies will be carried out.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/visual arts
  • /humanities
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 601 506,25

Participants (28)

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 298 181,25
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN DER JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 847
Address
Langenbeckstrasse 1
55131 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 551 526,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PERLO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 247 480
Address
Via Della Lastruccia 3
50019 Firenze
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 297 466,25
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 248 765
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 244 530
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 172 945
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 250 800
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 433 265
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ANONYMI ETAIREIA VIOMICHANIKIS EREVNAS, TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS KAI ERGASTIRIAKON DOKIMON, PISTOPIISIS KAI PIOTITAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 232 581,25
Address
A Viomichaniki Periochi (Industrial Area Of Volos)
38500 Volos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WROCLAWSKIE PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO HALA LUDOWA SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 187 332,50
Address
Ul Wystawowa 1
51 618 Wroclaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIÓN EDUARDO CHILLIDA Y PILAR BELZUNCE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 532,50
Address
Jauregi Bailara
20120 Hernani
Activity type
Other
MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITA CULTURALI E PER IL TURISMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 621,25
Address
Via Del Collegio Romano 27
00186 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INES INGENIEROS CONSULTORES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 393,75
Address
Calle Nunez De Balboa 120 3 Dcha
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESTUDIO GUADIANA SLP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 600
Address
Calle Guadiana 9
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 182 268,75
Address
Ul Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza 68
90 136 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL DES MONUMENTSET DES SITES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 242 696,25
Address
11 Rue Seminaire De Conflans
94220 Charenton-le-pont
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION DOCOMOMO IBERICO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 116 400
Address
Placa Nova 5, 2ª Planta
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
NANOPHOS ANONIMI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA ANAPTIXIS KAI YPIRESION - NANOPHOS COMMERCIAL SOCIETE ANONYME OF SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT
Greece
EU contribution
€ 149 091,25
Address
Lavrio Technological & Science Park
19500 Lavrio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOTECMARIN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 940
Address
Muhlstrasse 19
55218 Ingelheim Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IONFLY VACUUM AND PLASMA TECHNOLOGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 219 196
Address
Viale Anchise 24
00040 Pomezia Rm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 277 281
Address
Zugerstrasse 50
6340 Baar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 282 150
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHEDGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 940
Address
Hauptstrasse 5
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEWARRANT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 314 925
Address
Avenue Henri Jaspar 113
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES, INC
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Pfingsten Road 330
60062 Northbrook
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUCIANO HERNANDEZ
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 12 825
Address
Antonia Godoy 6642
3000 Santa Fe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)