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Cultural Heritage festival “HERITAS” in Vilnius, Lithuania

Cultural Heritage festival “HERITAS” in Vilnius, Lithuania

Cultural heritage is our roots, it is our face and identity as a nation. Everything that surrounds us is a cultural heritage, and whether we are talking about architectural monuments, the landscape, or our rich language and customs, it all shapes the identity of our...

Rehabilitation of Can Fabra I Coats Factory, FAD Award 2021

Rehabilitation of Can Fabra I Coats Factory, FAD Award 2021

On 15th July 2021, the FAD association (Fostering Arts and Design) awarded with the first prize the retrofitting works of the factory Can Fabra i Coats to transform it into social housing. FAD association is highly regarded in Catalonia and Spain, in fact its awards...

The Olympic Village of Paris 2024 reclassifies an industrial area

The Olympic Village of Paris 2024 reclassifies an industrial area

The future Paris Olympic Athlete Village 2024, the Universeine project, is located in an industrial area on the banks of the Seine in Saint-Denis. It will consist of reclassifying and transforming an industrial district of 6.4 hectares into an ecological district. The...

12th Conference of Baltic Restorers – Vilnius 2020

12th Conference of Baltic Restorers – Vilnius 2020

Conferences of Baltic restorers take place every three years. The first was in 1987. It is organized alternately in the capitals of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. The conference invites restoration and conservation specialists from various countries to discuss the...

THE LITHUANIAN GREEN COURSE

THE LITHUANIAN GREEN COURSE

The Ministry Of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania has prepared an action program, the priority of which is The Lithuanian Green CourseThe program envisages the implementation of 4 projects:A circular and climate-neutral economySustainable and accessible...

Rehabilitation: one of the main axes of the New European Bauhaus

Rehabilitation: one of the main axes of the New European Bauhaus

The European Commission has launched the New European Bauhaus initiative and, through a website, ideas can now be shared to create the new paradigm of a more sustainable and inclusive way of life. The New European Bauhaus is an environmental, economic and cultural...

Reconstruction of Lithuanian Cities and Towns in 1918–1925

Reconstruction of Lithuanian Cities and Towns in 1918–1925

The KTU Center for Architecture and Urbanism is launching a project entitled “Reconstruction of Lithuanian Cities and Towns in 1918–1925.” The main goal of the project is to prepare a monograph, which analyzes the preconditions and modernization of Lithuanian cities...

2nd Resonance group Meeting UPC/RehabiMed

2nd Resonance group Meeting UPC/RehabiMed

The 2nd Resonance group meeting organized by RehabiMed and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has taken place on line, the 10th of March 2021 at 11.00 am, using the Google Meet platform. Profs. Montserrat Bosch (scientific responsible of the project for...

Spain allocates € 5,300 million in aid to Rehabilitation

Spain allocates € 5,300 million in aid to Rehabilitation

The promotion of Building Rehabilitation is a pending issue in Spain that requires financial investment to promote it. Currently, the rate of rehabilitation is 30,000 homes a year and by 2023, it should be more than 150,000. For this, the Government will allocate...

Buildings classification in Lithuania after 2021 1st of January

Buildings classification in Lithuania after 2021 1st of January

In Lithuania buildings (or parts of them) are classified into 9 classes according to their energy performance: A++, A+, A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Class A++ is considered to be the highest class and refers to a building that is almost energy-free. The energy performance...

International Course on Intervention in Architectural Heritage

International Course on Intervention in Architectural Heritage

The XLIII International Course on Intervention in Architectural Heritage, organized by the Association of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in Architectural Heritage(AADIPA), has been held from last December 2020, in Barcelona, Spain, as a group of...

Emergency consolidation of the heritage of Raqqa (Syria)

Emergency consolidation of the heritage of Raqqa (Syria)

RehabiMed is now implementing the Project Documentation and protection of cultural heritage in Raqqa City, from the damage caused by the occupation of the Islamic State. The Project started creating a team of local experts for the assessment of the state of the...

AEEBC Participates in CLOEM IV Project Online Survey

AEEBC Participates in CLOEM IV Project Online Survey

AEEBC, one of the Smart Rehabilitation partners also participates in other EU funded projects. One of them is CLOEM Common Learning Outcomes for European Managers in construction) which is in his V part V. This project has been funded with support from the European...

Roofing workshops

Roofing workshops

In Lithuania, wooden buildings form a significant part of the architectural heritage of towns and villages. However, both craftsmen and owners of wooden houses often lack knowledge about its maintenance and cultural significance. In the autumn two workshops on house...

“Better renovating: lessons from Europe” Report

“Better renovating: lessons from Europe” Report

The report "Better renovating: lessons from Europe" published on November 24 analyses the public policies and solutions implemented in four European countries (Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Sweden) and identifies courses of action to accelerate...

What Stereotomy means?

What Stereotomy means?

A significant part of the Sicilian and Mediterranean historical-architectural heritage is built using cut stone and the stereotomy technique. The study and enhancement of this heritage involve various disciplines which find an extraordinary synthesis in these Italian...

First Resonance Group Meeting in Palermo

First Resonance Group Meeting in Palermo

The Resonance group meeting organized by the University of Palermo has taken place the 18th of November 2020 at 5.00 pm online, using the Microsoft Teams platform. Profs. Tiziana Campisi (scientific responsable of the project for UNIPA) and Xavier Casanovas (president...

Report on Energy Rehabilitation in Spain

Report on Energy Rehabilitation in Spain

The General Council of Technical Architecture (CGATE) has presented a report that shows how 8% of Spanish homes are kept at a temperature below 17ºC and 35% between 18ºC and 19ºC. In other words, they will be cold in winter, since they are well below the minimum...

AEEBC Resonance Group on line meeting

AEEBC Resonance Group on line meeting

With the objective of having first impressions of the project among the professional’s community, represented by AEEBC members, as representatives of many professions concerned about Rehabilitation and Education through Europe past 5th November, an on line meeting was...

Maintenance of Wooden Architecture

Maintenance of Wooden Architecture

A workshop "Wooden Architectural Heritage of Lithuania from Village to Manor" was held in the ethnoarchitectural village of the Lithuanian People's Household Museum of The Islands II on the 17-20th of September in 2020. The seminar was dedicated to exploring the craft...

Preservation of wooden heritage in Lithuania

Preservation of wooden heritage in Lithuania

Wooden cultural heritage objects are an integral part of Lithuanian architectural heritage and one of the most important and fragile results of human cultural activities. Wooden buildings can be renovated and restored while preserving their ethnicity, when improving...

Call for skills for the restoration of Notre Dame de Paris

Call for skills for the restoration of Notre Dame de Paris

With the objective to reopening the cathedral in 2024, the public responsible establishment is launching a call for skills to identify the actors as craftsman and companies specialized in the rehabilitation of historic monuments, interested in participating in the...

Rehabilitation in Rennes historical centre  with new materials

Rehabilitation in Rennes historical centre with new materials

The rehabilitation of the Norac group headquarters in Rennes, made by Maurer & Gilbert Architects, has led to an elevation of a historic building with the creation of two new levels. To do this, an immense bioclimatic glass window in the form of a vault has been...

Casa Vicens (Barcelona), the first home by Gaudí, opens doors

Casa Vicens (Barcelona), the first home by Gaudí, opens doors

Casa Vicens is the first masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí and sowed the seeds of later works.Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer house for the Vicens family, here he showcased his unparalleled talent. Declared Unesco World Heritage in 2005. Returning the house, as much...

Training of Heritage Experts in the Open Air Museum of Lithuania

Training of Heritage Experts in the Open Air Museum of Lithuania

These days, the museum in Rumsiskes has a group of professional heritage management specialists and masters - the team of the project Fixus Mobilis. They are part of the resonant group of the Erasmus + „Smart Rehabilitation“ project. This twelve-person project team...

Conference on the post-pandemic future of our cities in Palermo

Conference on the post-pandemic future of our cities in Palermo

Are you interested in discussing the future of our cities after the Covid-19 pandemic? Do you want to contribut to project new ideas for urban planning? The 8th and 9th October 2020 the Sicilian section of the Italian National Institute of Urban Planning (INU) will...

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. Since 2007, more than half the world’s population has been living...

Webinar about the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Webinar about the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

The 16th June 2020, on the frame of the UNIMED WEEK 2020, it was organised an interesting Webinar: Integrate Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange in your courses: examples and opportunities. The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is an initiative of the European Commission that has...

Recover from the COVID-19 impact  by building rehabilitation

Recover from the COVID-19 impact by building rehabilitation

The recent BPIE study “Building Renovation: A kick-starter for the EU recovery” presents the effects of increasing the building energy renovation of our building stock as a strong catalyst for economic recovery by the job creation and other macro-economic benefits in...

RehabiMed invited to the RIMM debates in Monaco

RehabiMed invited to the RIMM debates in Monaco

On March 12 and 13, 2020, at the oceanographic museum of Monaco, the Xèmes Rencontres Internationales Monaco et la Mediteranée (RIMM) took place with the theme “Acting for heritage”. From a multidisciplinary perspective, the preservation of heritage and the essential...

KOM of the Smart Rehabilitation 3.0 project

KOM of the Smart Rehabilitation 3.0 project

On November 18 and 19, at the EPSEB of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Kick off Meeting of the Smart Rehabilitation 3.0 project took place. This is a new project led by RehabiMed, within the framework of the Erasmus+ program, which will give continuity to...