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Recovering Industrial Heritage: Restoration of the Wine Cellar Cooperative in Falset (Catalonia, Spain)

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Group of Construction Research and Innovation (GRIC), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08032 Terrassa, Spain
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JG Chair for the Study of Sustainability in Buildings, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTECH, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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GRHAD—Research Group in History, Architecture and Design (GRHAD), Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
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REARQ Research Group, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTECH, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Buildings 2019, 9(12), 243; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9120243
Received: 13 November 2019 / Revised: 3 December 2019 / Accepted: 9 December 2019 / Published: 11 December 2019
Awareness regarding conservation of industrial heritage is recent. Several policies have been adopted to start protecting these buildings because of their historic, artistic and scientific values. Wine cellars are an important example of industrial heritage in Catalonia due to the tradition of this product in the territory and the influence of Art Nouveau and Catalan ‘Noucentisme’ in their construction and style. The wine cellar in Falset, built by Cèsar Martinell in 1919, has recently been restored and still maintains its original function. This article analyses its history, its architectonic and construction characteristics, as well as the restoration process carried out in 2009, which consisted of recovering its original appearance and allowed to emphasize the architectural value of the building. This restoration is a prototypical example whose experience can be applied in other cases of restoration of wine cellars both for the characteristics of the building and for its good restoration practices. This restoration enabled the wine cellar to continue carrying out its original industrial function, providing suitable conditions to add a new cultural use as well. View Full-Text
Keywords: industrial heritage; Catalan cooperatives; wine cellars; architectural restoration; Cèsar Martinell; Art Nouveau; Noucentisme industrial heritage; Catalan cooperatives; wine cellars; architectural restoration; Cèsar Martinell; Art Nouveau; Noucentisme
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Cuerva, E.; Urbano, J.; Cornadó, C. Recovering Industrial Heritage: Restoration of the Wine Cellar Cooperative in Falset (Catalonia, Spain). Buildings 2019, 9, 243.

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