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Restoration of Architectural Monuments (MRM)

Master's degree. Face-to-face.

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26th EDITION
UPC School

The master's degree program in Architecture Monument Restoration has over 20 years of experience and has has continously been adapted to the market circumstances of restoration of historical monuments and heritage management . This specialized education is now even more necessary and urgent than 20 years ago. It is an interdisciplinary process , which combines technical knowledge with humanistic knowledge and pointing to a professional able to gather in their speeches aesthetic and functional qualities that allow the building of heritage projects towards a new life community. The amount of graduates now exceeds 250 professionals who continue working and developing roles of responsibility in Spain and other countries.

Attendance at conferences, publications of some teachers and directors, participation in symposiums, contacts with the administration competent in this field visits and contacts with related professionals and craftsmen allow us to grasp the needs of and react to market changes , incorporating specialists able to provide this new knowledge .

Aims

•  Provide technicians with criteria and professional skills to be able to assess the importance of monuments and monumental ensembles, in order to carry out the interior renovation of historical centres.
•  Recognise the identity of pathologies to be able to intervene respectfully in the restoration of monuments, using the most suitable techniques.

Who is it for

Previous Knowledge or studies on Historic, artistic or arquitectonic Heritage, from the point of view of History, History of art and architecture, Civil Engeneering or Restoration will be deeply appreciated.

Content

Modules

The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.

Forms of Analysis and Intervention in the Architectural Heritage

Postgraduate course face-to-face. Start date: 05/10/2016. Barcelona

Subjects

History and theory of restoration, from the origins to the Charter of Venice
5 ECTS. 38 teaching hours.
Monuments and the shape of history. Belonging to a temporal and spacial continuum. Monument historicity Relationship between historiography, historical analysis, socio-political development, conservation and monument restoration.
Assessment of monumental patrimony before the XIX century. Conservationism vs. interventionism in the XIX century. Stern and Valadier. Viollet-de-Duc. John Ruskin.
Venetian relativism: Alois Reigl and Max Dvorak, Restoration in Italy from the end of the XIX century to 1930. Camillo Boito and Restauro moderno,Gustavo Giovannoni and Restauro cientifico, Luca Beltrami and Restauro Histórico.

The generalization of the concept of monument. The Charter of Athens.(1931) Tabula rasa or respect for historical and environmental pre-existences. Cesare Brandi and the Charter of Venice.(1964). Integrated Restoration. Roberto Pane and Critical restoration.

Architectonic restoration as autonomous discipline. Gaps and reintegrations. Additions. Patinas. Reconstructions. Anastilosis. Agregates., Reproductions. Copies.
Construction knowledge: materials and techniques
5 ECTS. 38 teaching hours.
Technique in architectural memory. Evolution of elements and traditional building procedures.
Vertical structures: Dry stone walls, mud walls, adobe, masonry, brick, mixed. Porches, arches and vaults: types, plans and construction. The gothic vault and its design. The Catalan vault. Foundations.
Horizontal structures: Railings, roofs and flat roofs. Staircases.
Structural and shopwork carpentry. Scaffolding. Trusses. Eaves and gutters. Façades and ornaments. Coverings and paints. Balconies, lintels, capitals, cornices, arches, carpinteries and grilles. Stone, wood and ceramic pavings.
Urban morphology and intervention in historical centres
6 ECTS. 37 teaching hours.
Methods of inherited city analysis. Relation between different scales. Situation and location.
Interdependence between urban design, cadastral map, types and building systems. Basic urban elements. Urban categorization. Singularity in historical quarters: locus, primary elements, study areas and the town in parts.. Primary, secondary and terciary settlements.
Ways of intervention in historical quarters. Proposals. Identification of singular elements and examples of representative types. Case studies: Tarragona and Tarraco, Santiago de Compostela and the Cathedral, Granada and the Alhambra, Barcelona and the Cerdà Plan, Elies Rogent and Barcelona University
Archaeology and architecture. Methodologies of survey and diagnosis
3 ECTS. 18 teaching hours.
Indirect architectonic survey. Topographic support. Close range photogrammetry. Data collecting instruments. Survey with a photograph. Survey with a photographic pair.. Ortophotography. Terrestrial laser scanner. The expression of restitution Type and scale of documents to be obtained. Practise with metric cameras and analytic restitution.
Stratigraphic analysis. Harris method.
Archaeology and architecture: the case of Tarragona
Emergency interventions and salvation of historical quarters and monuments.
Interventions in Roman Tarragona
Interventions in the churches of Terrasa.
Architecture in Barcelona
3 ECTS. 18 teaching hours.
Shaping an identity (650ac-1137). Birth of a capital. From Preromanic Barcelona to Catalan gothic (800-1350). Triumph and decadence of a capital (1350-1714). From the defeat to the Renaissance. Mercantilism and industrial revolution (1714-1888). The city of prodigies: Modernism and Noucentism (18888-1929). From the projects of the great city to the Autarchy (1929-49). The Barcelona of the R.Group (1947-1957). Democratic transition and Olympic transformation (1975-1992) The Barcelona Model crisis (1993-2004).
Gaudí: origin and formation. Gúell palace, first synthesis of youth.
Teresianas School: constructive logic as the base of the project.
Batlló House: the residential style of a reformed house in the Ensanche.
Milà House: the architecture of nature.
Güell Park: from a suburban garden to an urban park.
The Crypt of Güell Colony.
Sagrada Familia
Workshop on field analysis and representation of built heritage
8 ECTS. 48 teaching hours.
Study of examples of monumental historical centres, monumental ensembles and /or monuments.
Field and archive work, consisting of data and document collection for analysis and interpretation. Use of historical and modern cartographies. Use of written, graphic and photographic sources.
Analysis of urban structure and its historical development.
Analysis of architectonic types.
Analysis of architectonic elements and study of historical building systems.
Stratigraphies. Interpretative reconstructions of the transformation process of monuments and monumental ensembles.
Analysis of pathologies.
Writing of classification files and definition of protection levels
History and theory of the restoration in Spain (1836-2010)
5 ECTS. 37 teaching hours.
Monumental restoration in XIX century Catalunya and Spain. Disentailments.
First romantic-literary visions. First inventaries and commissions of monuments. Vicente Lampèrez, Juan de Madrazo, Elies Rogent, Domenech y Muntaner, Puig y Cadalfach, Torres Balbàs, Jeroni Martorell, Juan Bautista Lázaro.
The 1933 Defence Law, Conservation and Growth of Spanish historical patrimony. Interventions after the civil war.

Interventions in XIX and XX century heritage. Industrial heritage and Modern Movement heritage.
Structuralistic interpretations of the city: Bologna and the Cervellatti Plan. Aldo Rossi and the città análoga.
The case of Barcelona: the transformation of quarters within the modernising ideal, contradictions of a model. The problems of refunctionalizing and elitizing the city.
The European Charter of Architectonic Patrimony (Amsterdam 1975)
Pathologies, intervention techniques and accessibility
5 ECTS. 38 teaching hours.
General Concepts and main causes: physical, mechanical, biological, chemical, human.
Damage in walls, vaults and stone arches. Fissures, detachments and cracks. Analysis of stability and mechanical behaviour of arches and vaults by graphic statics. Advanced methods of modelling and structural analysis.
Structural consolidation: recomposition, improvement, injections, buttresses, tensor bars, metal seams, metal clips, rings and crowns. Scaffolding, arch forms, propping and shoring.
Damp in old buildings : capillarity, filtration and condensation. Treatments by ventilation, draining, hygroconvection, electromagnetism, capillary interception and air chambers.
Ornaments and façades on historical buildings. Dirt, efflorescences, erosions, cracking, chipping. Cleaning, polishing, consolidation, protection and reintegration of ornaments.
Rusting and corrosion. Cleaning, protection and reintegration of metal structures, banisters and iron fittings. Dehydration, rotting, breaking, insect attacks. Repair, reinforcement, woodworm treatment and reintegration of wooden parts.
Lighting of heritage spaces and buildings.
Analysis of interventions in European heritage
4 ECTS. 24 teaching hours.
Analysis of interventions in classical heritage:

Diocleciano Thermal Baths and Palazzo Altemps. Duomo de Prato and Ruvo di Puglia Cathedral (Bari).
Sabbioneta Olympic Theatre. Sant'Eliggio degli Orefici and Castelo Sant¿Angelo (Rome). Palazzo della Ragione (Milan). Capella de Santa Maria (Abbazia Della Novalesa, Torino). Villa Barbaro (Vicenza). Villa Biberatica i Palazzo Poli (Rome).
Analysis of interventions in Catalan and Aragon¿s heritage.
Analysis of interventions in modern architecture in Holland, Italy and Spain.
Writing and management of catalogues and architectural heritage protection plans
4 ECTS. 30 teaching hours.
Heritage, a modern cult. Heritage assessment and classification. Methodologies. Contradictions between theoretical and legal frameworks. Urban and territorial structure. Demarcation of areas and intervention units. Monuments, landscapes and fabrics. Levels of protection. Treatment of environments. Historical centres. Monumental towns and ensembles.
Protection of cultural heritage buildings: Law 9/1993 for Protection of Catalan cultural heritage. Cultural assets of national interest (BCIN). Cultural assets of local interest (BCIL).Declaration procedures. Problems between public and private law.
Instruments of urban intervention. Revised text of the Urbanism Law 1/2005. Regulations of the Urbanism Law 305/2006. General urban planning: master plans. Municipal urban planning regulation (POUM). Planning Norms, Municipal action plans. Derivated urban planning: Partial urban plans, partial demarcation plans, special plans, catalogue of protected assets, bylaws, urbanization projects.
Special plan for architectonic and/or natural and/or archaeological heritage protection. Categories and protection levels. Assets of interest (BEI). Assets of documental interest (BID). Catalogue of farmhouses and rural houses. Ways of intervention. Analysis of special plans for protection and interior reform of the Tarragona, Girona, Lleida and Barcelona historical centres.
Archives, museum management and heritage management
4 ECTS. 18 teaching hours.
Administrative models of administration heritage services. Restoration reports. Historical, chronological and technical analysis. Dissemination of restoration work.
Memorandum of work carried out during the restoration. Maintenance book. Pathology control. Budget for restoration work.
Archiving. Sources. Family, municipal, provincial, national and institutional historical archives.. Administrative archives. Photographic archives. Online archives. Archiving software. Data handling protocol.
Heritage interpretation. Social and economic functions of heritage. Dissemination and promotion of cultural and heritage spaces. New heritage values applied to company policy.
Workshop on intervention projects
8 ECTS. 48 teaching hours.
Design of a total or partial restoration project for a building described and analysed in the previous Analysis Workshop. The project will consist of general and detailed plans and a historical, architectonic, functional and technical report (pathologies, diagnosis, intervention proposals and incorporation of new elements).

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Alvarez Prozorovich, Fernando
    PhD. Architect and Professor of History of Art and Architecture in the ETSAB. Director of the Master in restauration of Monuments and professor of the Ph D Program of the Department of Architectonic Composition (HAA). Visiting Professor Posgraduate Program Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB-PPGAU)Scientific production: http://eprints.upc.edu/producciocientifica/invest/178561

Teaching staff

  • Alvarez Prozorovich, Fernando
    PhD. Architect and Professor of History of Art and Architecture in the ETSAB. Director of the Master in restauration of Monuments and professor of the Ph D Program of the Department of Architectonic Composition (HAA). Visiting Professor Posgraduate Program Universidade Federal da Paraiba (UFPB-PPGAU)Scientific production: http://eprints.upc.edu/producciocientifica/invest/178561
  • Bestraten Castells, Sandra Cinta
  • Buill Pozuelo, Felipe
    Ph D in Cartography and geophysical Engineering, Professor of Photogrammetry at the EPSEB. Technical Engineer in Topography. Manager of Laboratory of Photogrammetry of EPSEB
  • Carrascal Simón, Andreu
    Bachelor in Geography and History at UB. Master in Archive Sciences at the UAB. Member of the Bureau of the Architectural Section of the Archive International Council ICA/S-AR. Author of the book: "Los documentos de arquitectura y cartografía. Qué son y cómo se tratan"
  • Casablancas Balazote, Carles Santiago
    Architect ETSAB Barcelona and Rehabilitation MSc in Conservation of Built Heritage by UNESCO Regional Chair CUJAE-Caribbean and Diploma in Legal and Forensic Architecture UPF. He has developed his professional and academic practice in Cuba (Havana), Ireland (Dublin) and currently Spain (Barcelona) where exercising independent professional specializing in rehabilitation and restoration issues, having worked in heritage properties and BCIL BCIN level.
  • Costa Trost, Margarita
    Doctor architect by UPC. Associate Professor in the Department of Architectural Design, ETSAB and teacher in various Masters of the UPC. Co-author of the book ""La protecció del patrimoni cultural immoble. Guia per a l'elaboració dels catàlegs municipals de béns protegits", Diputació de Barcelona, 2009.
  • Duart i Llinares, Artur
    Magma Serveis Culturals, SL Executive President
  • Garcia Belmonte, Bàrbara
  • Graus Rovira, Ramon
    Architect and Technical Architect. Professor of History of Architecture and Construction in the Department of Architecture of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya since 1999. Particularly interested in the interdependencies between art and architecture.
  • Guardia Bassols, Manel
    Doctor of Architecture. Professor at the UPC. He teaches courses in History of Art and Architecture. Research in Urban History. Some publications: Espai Barcelona i societat to pre-industrial, Editorial Magrana, Barcelona, 1986 / Historical Atlas of European cities. Vol Iberian Peninsula, CCCB-Salvat, Barcelona, 1994 / Make city through markets. Europe, XIX i XX, MUHBA, Barcelona, 2010.
  • Hormias Laperal, Emilio
    Architect, professor at the UPC EPSEB Course: Diploma expansion of Competencies (DAC) in Rehabilitation. Hormias Bestraten Partner Architecture. University Project Coordinator Without Borders (USF). He has developed numerous studies and accessibility plans ( Vilanova , Tarragona , Barcelona and others) in collaboration with public entities and associations.
  • Hostench Ruiz, Oriol
    Architect for the ETSAB. Master degree in Theory and History by the Departament de Composició Arquitectònica of the ETSAB and running his PhD in the same department. Assistant teacher of the subject of History of Art and Architecture III in the ETSAB and teacher of the Master de Restauració de Monuments.
  • Huerta Fernández, Santiago
    Doctor of Architecture. Project and Structural Analysis Professor at the Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM-UPM). Consultant in the Analysis of Historical Constructions. Co-founder and President of the Spanish Society for the History of Construction (SEDHC). Director of the Master in Building Structures of the UPM. Director of Publications of the Instituto Juan de Herrera.
  • Julià i Torné, Montserrat
    BA in Art History from the UB. Graduate Forms of Analysis and intervention in Equity Build (FAIPAC) of the UPC. She is currently director of library and Libraries Group belongs to the UNESCO Associated Catalan. Basic vocabulary Coauthor of architectural restoration.
  • Magrinyà Torner, Francesc
  • Manzano Saló, Marc
    Architect. Section of Heritage Conservation and Improvement. Secretary of Housing and Urban Improvement. Department of Planning and Sustainability. Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Martínez Díez, Pablo
    Architect and Lighting Designer.
  • Memeo, Caterina
  • Menchón Bes, Joan Josep
    Archaeologist, Graduate en History of Antiquity and archaeology at the Universidad de Barcelona (UB, 1989). Master in Heritage Management ( UB, 1993). Coordination of archaeological works at Cathedral and Gothic and Roman Heritage of Tarragona. Municipal archaeologist of Ayuntamiento de Tarragona
  • Montón Lecumberri, Joaquín
    Engineer. Department of Architectural Construction II at the UPC
  • Muñoz Soria, Gemma
  • Navas i Ferrer, Teresa
    BA in Art History. Faculty of Geography and History. University of Barcelona. Professor, Department of Transport and Territory (ITT) of Barcelona School of Civil Engineering (ETSECCPB). 2001-2010: Head of the Traveling Exhibition Service and Education Service of the CCCB Exhibition. Scientific production: http://eprints.upc.edu/producciocientifica/invest/178187
  • Paricio Casademunt, Antoni
    Doctor Architect and Technical Architect and Professor, Department of Architectural Technology I of the UPC (ETSAV) He has been responsible for the Permanent Training area ITeC. His career has been complemented with project management, and historical study and rehabilitation of the building stock. His current search scope is the type of "house cos". A member of the expert commission DAU certificate construction products ITeC
  • Roca Fabregat, Pere
    BEng. MSc. PE. PhD. Professor of Construction Engineering at the UPC. Teaching, research and technology-transfer activity focused in structural analysis and retrofit of masonry and historical constructions, including advanced numerical modelling and extensive testing. A number of innovative retrofit solutions have been developed; practical applications have been promoted and supervised, some of them in World heritage constructions. 20 Doctoral Theses supervised, some in earthquake engineering. More than 250 research papers published in scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences. Has participated in research projects (national and international) financed by public and private funds, having been promoter and coordinator in many of them. Member of the ISCARSAH committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage of the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) since 2001.
  • Rosell Amigó, Joan Ramon
  • Rovira i Pons, Pere
    Conservator-restorer of Cultural Property. Bachelor of Fine Arts (UB, 1988), Head of the department of mural painting and stone sculpture of the Center for Furniture Restoration of Catalunya (CRBMC).
  • Salada Rubió, Lluís
    Biologist and Master in Environmental Management in UAB. Consultant of Arda Environmental Management and studies, environmental consultatn since 20 years
  • Santamaria i Varas, Mar
    Architect for the School of Architecture of Barcelona, UPC. She focuses her professional activity in the field of public space, landscape and spatial planning. She is a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and has participated as a guest lecturer at several international seminars.
  • Solsona Piña, Enric
    Architect, Barcelona School of Architecture,UPC,1974. Technical Engineer, 1967.Master on Restoration of Monuments, UPC,1991. Projects in urban planning and restoration of buildings listed at local (BCIL) and national level (BCIN) and UNESCO, as Nativitat de Durro (Vall de Boí), Santa Maria del Mar (Barcelona), Seu Vella (Lleida), Murallas y Universidad (Cervera)
  • Trittler, Heiko
  • Vilanova Omedas, Antoni
  • Viñas i Manuel, Enrique
    Doctor in Architecture. Master in Landscape Architecture ETSAB. Full member of the Spanish Society for the History of construction-SEHC, Spanish Association of Gardening and Landscape Art-AEJAP and founding member of the Association for Cultural Heritage civic defense-SOS Monuments

General information

Credits
60 ECTS (392 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:05/10/2016Classes end:09/06/2017Programme ends: 30/09/2017
Timetable
Wednesday  15:30 to 21:00Thursday  15:30 to 21:00Friday  15:30 to 21:00
Saturdays: a monthly study trip
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649. Edifici A
Barcelona
Contact person
Oriol Hostench Ruiz

Telephone: (34) 93 636 03 83
master.mrm@upc.edu
Attending hours:
Friday 10.00 a 14.00h at phone 93 401 63 63.
More information: http://mrmbcn.net/
Degree
Master's degrees issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Master's degree will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
6.600 €
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.

0.7%

Language of instruction
Spanish
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up to 90 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme

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