Post-war Concrete-based Cultural Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe

    26-28 September 2019 | Warsaw (Poland)


The Workshop

WHEN: September 26 and 28, 2019

WHERE: Headquaters of Order of Architects of Poland – SARP Pavilion, ul. Foksal 2A, Warsaw (VIEW MAP>>)


Main subject:

Post-war concrete-based cultural heritage – with specific emphasis on its historical importance, political meaning, contemporary perception, socio-economic analysis, preservation and social awareness.

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 Post-war concrete-based cultural heritage
  • To promote citizen awareness around concrete heritage and especially around the work of Arseniusz Romanowicz as an example of the Post-war concrete-based cultural heritage



16:00 – 16:15 | Official Opening

16:15 – 16:30 | Welcome – The InnovaConcrete Research Project

InnovaConcrete Workshop and Introduction Presentation

Maria J. Mosquera, InnovaConcrete Project Coordinator, University of Cádiz

16:15 – 17:00 | Preservation of post-war cultural heritage in Warsaw

Jakub Lewicki, Mazowiecki Voivodship Monument Conservator

17:00 – 17:45 | Forms of expression of post-war concrete architecture in Poland 
Maciej Czarnecki, Department of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology

18:00 | Opening of the exhibition

Tadeusz Sumiński’s photographies presenting Warsaw post-war modernist architecture


8:45 – 9:15 | Registrations

9:30 – 11:00 | InnovaConcrete Materials and Techniques

  • Surfactant assisted-based impregnation treatments – University of Cádiz
  • Consolidants with high affinity for carbonate species – Technical University of Crete
  • Smart nanostructured materials for corrosion inhibition – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Transformation of construction cement to a self-healing hybrid binder – Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • Cementitious coatings and micromortars containing halloysite nanotubes – Consorzio Interuniversitario CSGI
  • InnovaConcrete exploitation out of the boundaries of the research project – SIKA

11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 – 12:45 | InnovaConcrete Case Studies

1) Centennial Hall (Wrocław), 2) Elogio del horizonte (Gijón), 3) Eduardo Torroja Institute (Madrid), 4) Warsaw Train Station (Warsaw), 5) Monumento ai caduti di Torricella Peligna (Chieti), Kaunas Ninth Fort Monument (Kaunas), 6) Zarzuela Racehouse (Madrid) and Stadio Flaminio (Roma)

12:45 – 13:30 | Arseniusz Romanowicz- architect of Warsaw train stations

Hubert Trammer, Department of of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Lublin University of Technology

13:30 – 14:30 | Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 |   InnovaConcrete on site: Warsaw train station

  • WKD Warsaw Srodmiescie as an example of the heritage of socialist modernism – LODZ
  • WKD Warsaw-Srodmiescie. Characterization – Products application – Performance monitoring – Results / Conclusions – INES
  • Virtual tour at WKD Warsaw Srodmiescie station – TECHEDGE

15:30 -16:30 |  InnovaConcrete: Social targets

  • EU InnovaConcrete guidelines for conservation of concreto heritage (An In Progress Update)– ICOMOS
  • 100 from the 20th: an online repository– DOCOMOMO
  • Socio-ecosystem services analysis applied to heritage: The case of the Zarzuela Racecourse – University of Cádiz
  • The Value of Cultural Heritage. The Concept of a Valuation Method of 20th Century Post-Socialist Train Stations: Case – Warszawa Ochota Station– University of Lodz
  • How multidimensional perception of modern architecture objects is associated with its surroundings? An example of Warsaw Ochota urban railway station – University of Lodz

16:30 -17:30 | Infrared urbanism: spatial justice in Global East

Kacper Pobłocki, University of Warsaw

17:30-18:00 | Summary and concluding remarks / Discussion


10:00 | Post-war concrete-based cultural heritage in Warsaw

Study visits to chosen buildings


Headquaters of Order of Architects of Poland
SARP Pavilion
ul. Foksal 2A, Warsaw

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.