Revista Pedra&Cal

Congresso Internacional da Europa Nostra

Indíce

04 Editorial

06 Europa Nostra
Congresso Anual em Lisboa

08 Europa Nostra
A Sinagoga Portuguesa de Amesterdão

12 Europa Nostra
Os Órgãos do Convento de Mafra

16 Europa Nostra
The Gunpowder Factory in Vale de Milhaços

20 Guimarães 2012
The culture that creates a city. The city that creates culture

Artigos de Opinião
22 A Qualification System for Heritage Conservation and Traditional Building Rehabilitation
26 A propósito dos perigos da Reabilitação Urbana Simplex
 
28 Entrevista
A Igreja de São José dos Carpinteiros
A partir de uma conversa com Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles
 
Boas Práticas
32 O Palácio de Moserrate
34 O Palácio do Conde do Bolhão
36 O Mosteiro da Batalha
38 A Igreja de Ramalde
41 A Igreja de Valongo
44 A Casa dos Patudos

47 Conservação e Restauro
As Pesqueiras do Rio Minho

50 Vida Associativa
 
52 Notícias

54 Agenda


55 Livraria

56 Associados Grémio do Património

58 Perspectivas

N.º 52
Congresso Internacional da Europa Nostra


Editorial por Vítor Cóias

Welcoming Europa Nostra

Europa Nostra and GECoRPA, the Portuguese Heritage Guild, coincide in most of their goals: both are fully committed to safeguarding the built cultural heritage; both campaign against threats to vulnerable heritage buildings, historical centers and landscapes, both lobby for sustainable policies and pursue excellence as an objective in all conservation and restoration actions of the built cultural heritage.
This identity of objectives was recognized by our association, right from its onset and explains our longtime membership with Europa Nostra.
Architectural heritage being the work of the master builders of old, GECoRPA believes that their successors, present day qualified builders, organized in appropriately structured companies, are in the best position to carry out, in practice, the actions necessary to its conservation and restoration.
However, GECoRPA also recognizes the multidisciplinar character of this field, and therefore the need to bring together various disciplines and skills, namely those related to art history, archeology and conservation science.
As the contribution brought about by the enhancement of cultural heritage to the competitiveness of towns, regions and countries becomes more and more clear to the decision makers, both public and private, a growing demand for smart preservation and restoration will certainly follow.
Aware of the high responsibilities involved in dealing with the Heritage, all the way from strategy definition to actual jobsite activities, GECoRPA gives top priority to the qualification of enterprises operating in this field. Such qualification depends chiefly on the company’s  organizational capacity, and on the skilled craftsmen, capable technicians and competent managers present in its staff. These are precisely the two main attributes on which the qualification system proposed by our association is based. GECoRPA’s proposal contributes to the attainment of a three-fold objective: better quality of the interventions, higher added value of the services rendered by the sector’s enterprises and a strong stimulus to the much needed workforce qualification.
As a member of Europa Nostra, our association, which celebrates this year its 15th anniversary, is happy to welcome the European Heritage Congress 2012 and to cooperate with Centro Nacional de Cultura in its organization. The issue of “Pedra & Cal” which you have in your hands includes some material in English, intended for the foreign participants, namely a description of the old Black Gunpowder Factory of Vale de Milhaços, one of the items in the technical visits program, and a brief explanation of the above mentioned enterprise qualification system. It also highlights some of the subjects of the congress in the intention of the Portuguese Heritage stake holders, either congress participants or at large.

ARTIGO EM DESTAQUE:

A Fábrica de Pólvora de Vale de Milhaços
Singularidade e inovação de um complexo fabril do património industrial português

Jorge Custódio – Professor de Arqueologia Industrial na FCSH – UNL
NOTA:
Este texto corresponde a uma versão mais extensa, e em português, do artigo que integra a P&C nº 52 (página16).
 

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