Implementation of restoration projects

 

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ISS-(V)_Círculo Statement

We completed the series of content dedicated to the International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage with the document derived from it, the Declaration of the Circle. Safety in heritage: Safety in the use, management, maintenance and conservation of cultural heritage, which you can access here. The...

ISS-(IV)_Safety management and regulation

We continue the journey through the contents of the symposium with this fourth entry dedicated to its last day. In the closing thematic session, a debate was held on aspects related to current regulations, their shortcomings, proposals for improvement, new approaches and possibilities for development....

ISS-(III)_REHABILITATION TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES TO IMPROVE SAFETY

In this third publication you can find the videos of the lectures given during the second day of the symposium along with the closing debate on the theme of this session. Thematic day two analyzes the most frequent risks generated in cultural heritage and its causes,...

ISS-(II)_RECOVERING THE VALUE OF THE SITE BY PROVIDING SAFETY

The Symposium agenda was structured around three main thematic areas, one per day, which defined the debate and provide a context for the presentations and papers presented each day. All of them had the goal of establishing the criteria for intervention in Cultural Heritage by...

ISS-(I)_SAFETY IN HERITAGE – INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM

Over six entries, we will share the most outstanding content presented at the celebration of the Safety in Heritage International Scientific Symposium, in both texts and audiovisual media related to the presentations and papers, the debates or the Declaration. This first publication is a general...

THE ORNAMENTAL RESTORATION OF THE RIOJA PALACE_2

In this second entry we continue with the article written by Javier Latorre Zubiri that shows the intervention carried out for the recovery and enhancement of the Palacio Rioja de Villa del Mar, in Chile, developed by the professionals of Kalam. In this occasion we show...

THE ORNAMENTAL RESTORATION OF THE RIOJA PALACE_1

In order to do things well, first you need love: then, technique, (Antonio Gaudí) In this entry we describe you an important part of the intervention carried out for the recovery and enhancement of the Palacio Rioja de Villa del Mar, in Chile, developed by the...

International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage

The 7th, 8th and 9th of May 2019, the International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage will take place in Madrid, organized by the EKABA Foundation (KALAM Space for Fine Arts, for its acronyn in Spanish). The Symposium will focus on safety in cultural assets, paying...

Rafael Manzano Award for New Traditional Architecture 2018

Through its EKABA foundation, Kalam is collaborating with the annual presentation of the Rafael Manzano International Awards for New Traditional Architecture. Kalam would express our pride in participating in this award that provides a huge motivation for architects who choose this branch of the profession which...

TOGETHER IN 2018, EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

Our President, Ramón Mayo, took part in the Hispania Nostra comission that was held on the Island of La Palma from December 15 to 17.  The purpose of this meeting was to bring together representatives from the main public institutions and those entities whose work...

Living with Cultural Heritage

The Rei Alfonso Henriques Foundation of Zamora held the International Meeting of the RED PHI with the 2nd Seminar on Living with Spanish American Heritage, Se + PHI. Cooperating with Cultural Heritage which this year brings together speakers from eleven countries under the theme Living...

Kalam presentation in Santiago

On March 22, the presentation “Kalam, Architectural Heritage as a value investment in Chile and Latin America” was held in the Residence of the Spanish Embassy in Santiago. The event was attended by personalities from the work of Chilean heritage and culture as well as...

Ibermutuamur recognizes Kalam’s involvement in Occupational Risk Prevention

Under the auspices of the National Institute for Health and Safety in the Workplace, Ibermutuamur is recognizing those companies that have demonstrated unique involvement in Occupational Risk Prevention. At this event, the General Directorate for the Regulation of Social Security has given Kalam, through Ibermutuamur, the...

2017 Europa Nostra Awards

On April 5, the European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the winners of the 2017 European Union Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards.  Like every year, the winners have been rewarded for their exemplary achievements in the categories of conservation, research, special dedication to heritage, education, training...

Completion of the work on the Spanish Embassy in Havana

Last April, Kalam’s work on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation was received in the former Velasco Sarrá Palace in Havana, home of the Spanish Embassy in Cuba. This delivery concluded the work of restoring all the building’s enclosures, roofs and façades, both exterior and...

RESTORATION OF THE FACADES OF THE CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS OF BANCO DE ESPAÑA

Ten years after Kalam’s first intervention on this building, listed as a Property of Cultural Interest, the Bank of Spain has again entrusted the company to restore the nearly 12,000 m2 of facades of his central headquarters in Madrid. The work, motivated by the serious risk...

20 women trained to preserve the heritage of their community in Freirina.

This initiative, organized by Kalam together with the Regional Directorate of Architecture of the Ministry of Public Works in Chile, has enabled the training of 20 women in patrimonial restoration techniques in Freirina. The main objective has been to promote local development while also sensitizing the...

KALAM CONTINUES TO WORK IN CHILE

The company continues its intense rhythm with its work in Chile, both inside and outside large cities such as Santiago or Viña del Mar. The rehabilitation work of the María Elena Metro Theatre is currently underway in the Antofagasta Region.  This building was designed by the...

2016 EUROPEAN HERITAGE CONGRESS

This week, the European Heritage Congress is being held in Madrid.  This important event brings together experts from 31 countries in a conference that includes the granting of the European Union Award for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, 2016. At the conference this morning, the...

PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK, “Una Empresa Memorable de España hacia América”

On Monday, February 22, the book, “Una empresa memorable de España hacia América”. The edition by Angulo Íñiguez, Marco Dorta and Buschiazzo on American Art (1945-1956) was presented with the participation of Fernando Vela, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Wifredo Rincón, from the Spanish Centre...

KALAM WORKED ON A MODERN JEWELL TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The work of updating the buildings that represent our past to contemporary standards always presents complexities that need to be addressed with experience, knowledge and appropriate work. One of our newer heritage works, despite being from the twentieth century, is no exception.  Rather, on the...

MADRID TAXI DRIVERS WILL BE CULTURAL AMBASSADORS OF THE HISTORY AND MONUMENTS OF THE CITY

Kalam, together with the Hispania Nostra Association, has organized the course “Conozco Madrid, Descubre Madrid!” (Know Madrid, Discover Madrid!), an initiative that intends to help the taxi sector become cultural ambassadors for our historic buildings. Over four days throughout the month, participants will receive information about our most...

THE ALCAZAR RECOVERS ITS MOAT AND THE TOWER BRIDGE OF SANTA BARBARA

Kalam has done the conservation and restoration work on the Alcazar in several phases, following the guidelines defined by its Patronato, entrusted with its management since 1953.  This emblematic monument is an icon of the skyline of the historic city of Segovia, declared a World...

KALAM HAS BEEN AWARDED THE CONTRACT TO RESTORE THE RIOJA PALACE

The restoration of the Rioja Palace will be carried out by Kalam’s team of technicians, restorers and master craftsmen.  The emblematic building of the city of Viña de Mar was damaged by the earthquake of 2010.  In addition to the necessary structural consolidation, Kalam will...

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