16th January 2022
As part of the InnovaConcrete project, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage (ISC20C) published the InnovaConcrete Guidelines for the Conservation of Concrete Heritage (The Cadiz Document). The document is based on the same concepts expressed in the Approaches to the Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the Twentieth Century (also known as the Madrid – New Delhi Document), which the ISC20C published in 2017, and it provides guidance for the conservation of concrete heritage with respect to its cultural, historical, aesthetic, social and technological values that define its significance.
Concrete heritage in Europe is at risk. It is poorly understood and poorly maintained. As a result, it is often left to deteriorate until it is seen as expendable and is demolished. This guidance will be an aid to conservation and restoration practitioners and other professionals, including architects, engineers, conservators, contractors, craftsmen, public officials, and private owners who may be faced with making important decisions about the treatment of a heritage concrete structure.