Protection of concrete heritage from the beginning of the XX century

    24-25 September 2019 | Wroclaw (Poland)


The Workshop

WHEN: September 24 and 25, 2019


Centennial Hall InnovaConcrete partner

Open conference and workshop organised in Wroclaw have on purpose delivering to the broad audience issues concerning the concrete protection of the 20th century Cultural Heritage, based on the results of the lnnovaConcrete 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 Centennial Hall



8:30 – 9:00 | Registration

9:00 : 9:45 | Workshop and Open Conference Opening

Magdalena Piasecka, President of the Board of WP Hala Ludowa Sp. z o.o.

Jacek Barski, Director of the Department of Strategy and City Development, Municipality of Wrocław and Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of Wrocław for the management of the area inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List – Centennial Hall in Wrocław

Maria J. Mosquera, University of Cadíz, Project Coordinator

Elżbieta Olejnik, Katarzyna Banys: Look ahead – Horizon 2020

11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 | InnovaConcrete Project: selected aspects – part I

  • Ramiro Garcia, Antonio Tebar: InnovaConcrete exploitation out of the boundaries of the research project
  • Raquel Serrano Vazquez, Fernando Porras–Isla: El Elogio del Horizonte – case study in InnovaConcrete project InnovaConcrete
  • David López: Ninth Fort of Kaunas – case study in InnovaConcrete project
  • Maria Isabella Pierigè: War Memorials in Abruzzo – case study in InnovaConcrete project
  • Elena Frías López: Eduardo Torroja Institute – case study in InnovaConcrete project
  • Mateusz Moczko: Mechanical, physical and chemical properties of historical concrete from Centennial Hall

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 – 15:15 | InnovaConcrete Project: selected aspects – part II

  • Mariusz Sokołowicz: The Value of Ambiguous Architecture in Cities. Some remarks from Valuating the Warszawa Ochota Train Station
  • Gema Ramirez Guerrero: Socio-ecosystem services analysis applied to heritage: The Zarzuela racecourse
  • Fabio Cerioni: Virtual tour of Warsaw railway station and Centennial Hall including a focus on scanning technique from Konrad Dembek from E-Panoramy
  • Mariusz Jackiewicz: FRCM – effective method of strengthening concrete and masonry structures

15:30 – 16:30 | Centennial Hall – tour visit for participants of the conference outside the InnovaConcrete Project 

IC working group meeting (only IC members)

16:30 – 17:00 | Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00 | Centennial Hall – tour visit for participants of the conference from the InnovaConcrete Project


8:30 – 9:00 | Registration

9:00 – 11:00 |  Protection of concrete heritage – part I

  • Jerzy Jasieńko: Protection of Cultural Heritage – challenges
  • Jerzy Ilkosz: Centennial Hall in Wroclaw
  • Jadwiga Urbanik: Different issues regarding building protection – conservation postulates and management of Centennial Hall
  • Krzysztof Schabowicz: The advanced methods of building diagnosis
  • Thomas “Gunny” Harboe: EU InnovaConcrete Guidelines for Conservation of Concrete Heritage (An In Progress Update)
  • Krzysztof Raszczuk: Centennial Hall in InnovaConcrete Project

11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 | Protection of concrete heritage – part II

  • Łukasz Bednarz: The possibilities for structural monitoring of historical objects
  • Wojciech Laska: Conservation of concrete surface of Centennial Hall and Four Domes Pavilion in Wroclaw
  • Ola Wedebrunn: Flowershop Malmö Cemetary – Modern Heritage
  • Karolina Tatara: Estimation of the degree of brittle damage in concrete using transmission ultrasound tomography and scalar damage parameter
  • Jadwiga Urbanik: WUWA – various issues
  • Agnieszka Tomaszewicz, Joanna Majczyk: Development of “Nowy Targ” square in Wroclaw – history and restoration

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 | Protection of concrete heritage – part III

  • Marta Rusnak: Eye tracking studies of the museum logo on the facade of revitalized Four Domes Pavilion
  • Katarzyna Feć–Sfora: Conservation of “Komedianci” sculpture by Roman Tarkowski made of reinforced concrete patinated with copper sulfate based on physiochemical and archival research
  • Michał Dąbrowski: GPR applications in civil engineering
  • Aleksander Ostasz: Concrete ship
  • Michał Czasnojć: Adaptation and reconstruction of the historic aircraft hangar in Rogowo at the Museum of Aviation and Military Technology, branch of the Museum of Polish Arms in Kołobrzeg
  • Dawid Szałankiewicz: The monument maintenance and their importance on the example of football stadiums
  • Cristiana Lara Nunes: Overview of the CONSECH20 project: CONSErvation of 20th century concrete Cultural Heritage in urban changing environments

16:00- 16:30 | Summary, discussion and closing ceremony

16:30 – 16:45 | Coffee Break


Centennial Hall
Wystawowa 1, 51-618 Wrocław, Poland

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.