Conservation and Sustainable Restoration of built cultural heritage.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


SCORE brings together interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and innovation teams involved in the sustainable conservation of the built cultural heritage of 4 European countries (France, Italy, Spain, Denmark) and 2 Latin American countries (Colombia, Mexico).

The consortium includes academics, government institutions, SMEs and NGOs.

The objective is to develop international partnerships and exchange highly qualified knowledge in order to propose solutions for ecological restoration and rehabilitation works.

These materials and conservation methods must minimize their ecological footprint according to the EU circular economy action plan and be durable in a changing climate.

In order to propose solutions for a wide variety of built cultural heritage, two types of application cases have been selected, archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula with an equatorial climate, and vernacular built cultural heritage in different types of temperate climates. warm in Europe, using different materials and construction techniques.

The future development of building conservation must be based on previous experience accumulated over thousands of years and must take advantage of recent technological advances.

Thanks to emissions scenarios and climate models, future environments can be considered to increase the durability of the proposed materials and methods.

The main pillars on which the SCORE project is based are

- Principles of the circular economy.

- Heritage management, including the valorization of built cultural heritage.

- Development of sustainable and long-lasting conservation techniques for vernacular and monumental architecture.

- All masonry materials, traditional and non-traditional.

- Life cycle assessment techniques to estimate and minimize the ecological footprint.

- Lifespan prediction to ensure durability under current and future climate conditions.

- Improvement of techniques to characterize the degree of conservation.

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Climate change; heritage; conservation; restoration; ecological footprint.
Short titleSCORE
Effective start/end date1/1/2112/31/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Main Funding Source

  • International


  • South America


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