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

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ

Address

Calle Ancha 16
11001 Cadiz

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 601 506,25

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POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 298 181,25

UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN DER JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAET MAINZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 189 847

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 551 526,25

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PERLO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 247 480

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 297 466,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 248 765

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 244 530

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 172 945

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 250 800

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 433 265

ANONYMI ETAIREIA VIOMICHANIKIS EREVNAS, TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS KAI ERGASTIRIAKON DOKIMON, PISTOPIISIS KAI PIOTITAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 232 581,25

WROCLAWSKIE PRZEDSIEBIORSTWO HALA LUDOWA SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 187 332,50

FUNDACIÓN EDUARDO CHILLIDA Y PILAR BELZUNCE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 532,50

MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITA CULTURALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 621,25

INES INGENIEROS CONSULTORES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 196 393,75

ESTUDIO GUADIANA SLP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 174 600

UNIWERSYTET LODZKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 182 268,75

CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL DES MONUMENTSET DES SITES ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 242 696,25

FUNDACION DOCOMOMO IBERICO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 116 400

NANOPHOS ANONIMI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA ANAPTIXIS KAI YPIRESION - NANOPHOS COMMERCIAL SOCIETE ANONYME OF SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENT

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 149 091,25

NANOTECMARIN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 202 940

IONFLY VACUUM AND PLASMA TECHNOLOGY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 219 196

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 277 281

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 282 150

TECHEDGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 202 940

BEWARRANT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 314 925

WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES, INC

United States

LUCIANO HERNANDEZ

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 12 825

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 760858

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 916 287,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 882 086,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ

Spain