The work of Eduardo Torroja and the Modern Architecture

    23-24 October 2018 | Madrid (Spain)

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The Workshop

WHEN: October 23 and 24, 2018

WHERE: Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja – CSIC (VIEW MAP>>)

Torroja-Building InnovaConcrete project

The Workshop is address to: 

  • Conservation Professionals
  • Professional Councils
  • Students of Universities
  • Specialty Craftsman and Restorers in Concrete Heritage
  • Public Administrations
  • Researchers working in Cultural Heritage conservation
  • Conservation products manufacturers


  • To disseminate the targets, challenges and first results of InnovaConcrete project
  • To disseminate the knowledge of concrete heritage conservation of the 20th Century with special emphasis in The Modern Architecture
  • To promote citizen awareness around concrete heritage and especially around the work of Eduardo Torroja as an example of the Spanish Modern Architecture



9:15 – 9:30 | Welcome – The InnovaConcrete Research Project 

InnovaConcrete Workshop and Introduction Presentation
María Jesús Mosquera, InnovaConcrete Coordinator (UCA)

9:30 – 10:00 | Welcome – Cultural Heritage in Europe Scenario
The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. Cultural Heritage in
Horizon2020 programme
Lucía Íñigo, Spanish Delegate NMBP Programme Committee in Horizon2020 programme

10:00 – 11:00 | Keynote – Magisterial Conference
The Origin of Modern Architecture in Spain: Standardization and Industrialization in Social Housing
Carlos Sambricio, Historian – Professor UPM

11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 – 13:30 | Concrete heritage: Approaches, Pathologies, Conservation Techniques & Products
• Conservation Approaches: Challenges and Principles for Concrete Heritage Conservation and Interventions
Gunny Harboe (ICOMOS)
• Concrete Pathology: Characteristics and Properties of Concrete Heritage
Paul Gaudette, Wiss, Janney, (Elstner Associates Inc.)
• Concrete Repair Manufacturer and Industry: Products and Repair Systems
Ramiro García (SIKA)

13:30 – 15:00 | Lunch

15:00 – 16:40 | InnovaConcrete Project: Scientific Targets and Preliminary Results
• Materials for Preserving Historic Concrete: Impregnation Techniques vs. Coatings
Noni Maravelaki (TUC)
• Restoring Heritage Concrete by Producing Gel C-S-H: Modelling Approaches
Jorge S. Dolado (CFM-CSIC/UPV\EHU)
• Techniques and Tools to Study the Treatment-Concrete Interaction
Inés García Lodeiro (IETcc-CSIC)
• InnovaConcrete Case Studies: Choice, Sampling and In Situ Validation
José A. Caro (INES)

16:40 – 17:30 InnovaConcrete Project: Social Targets and Preliminary Results
• EU 20 and 100 of Noteworthy 20th Century Concrete Heritage
Susana Landrove (DOCOMOMO)
• ICOMOS ISC20C Heritage Benchmark Document: Approaches in Conservation for Concrete Heritage
Kyle Normandin (ICOMOS ISC20C)

17:30 – 18:00 Coffee break

18:00 | Summary and Concluding Remarks
María Jesús Mosquera, InnovaConcrete Coordinator & Gunny Harboe,
Chair of Awareness Committee


9:15 – 10:10 | Eduardo Torroja and his Work
• Meaning and Heritage Value of the Eduardo Torroja’s Work
María Josefa Cassinello (UPM)

10:10 – 10:40 | Coffee break

10:40 – 12:00 | InnovaConcrete on Site: Instituto Eduardo Torroja
• Eduardo Torroja Institute. Case Study
Elena Frías / Juan Queipo de Llano (IETcc-CSIC)
• Analysis of Social-Economic Value of Heritage Concrete: Results from Torroja Case Studies
Adolfo Chica (UCA)
• Presentation of User-Friendly Web Interface containing Reconstructed in 3D Case Studies: Torroja Buildings
Fabio Cerioni (TECHEDGE)

12:00 – 13:00 Technical Visit to Eduardo Torroja Institute
Juan Queipo de Llano / Elena Frías (IETcc-CSIC)

13:00 Shuttle Bus from IETcc to Zarzuela Racecourse

13:30 – 15:00 | Lunch

15:00 – 16:00 | The Hippodrome Value
• The restoration of the Zarzuela Racecourse
Jerónimo Junquera, Architect restorer of the monument (UPM)

16:00 – 17:45 | Technical Visit to Zarzuela Racecourse
Jerónimo Junquera (UPM)

17:45 – 19:30 | Coffee Break, Torroja Museum Visit

19:30 Shuttle bus from Zarzuela Racecourse to IETcc


Calle de Serrano Galvache, 4, 28033 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 302 04 40

Practical Demonstrations

A stand with practical demonstrations of products and techniques developed in InnovaConcrete (materials and plasma atmospheric device) will be available during the complete session. A stand showing information about the other case studies (including sampling videos, information about concrete from monuments..) will be also available.

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