Grandes Obras de INGeniería en España
(Great Works of Engineering in Spain)
The pilot project for research on the heritage of public works G · O · ING (Great Works of Engineering) has been carried out within the framework of a collaboration agreement between the Spanish Association of Civil Engineers (AICCP, Asociación Española de Ingerieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos), coordinated through the Cities, Heritage and Culture Committee (Comité de Ciudades, Patrimonio y Cultura), and the Miguel Aguiló Foundation (FMA, Fundación Miguel Aguiló).
Researchers of the Chair of Art and Aesthetics of Engineering, from the School of Civil Engineering and the FMA of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, together with members of the Urban Planning and Territorial Planning Group of the School of Civil Engineering of the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha started the first phase of the project in December 2017, selecting and evaluating the 130 most culturally significant heritage elements, creating a portal that services the mobile application and hosting it on the AICCP website.
Agreement FMA – Asociación de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (AICCP).
Financing Institution: Asociación de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos.
Participating Institutions: FMA – AICCP.
Researchers in charge: Patricia Hernández Lamas (FMA) and Rita Ruiz Fernández (AICCP).
Number of participating researchers: 6.
2015-2016. Guide to bridges in the province of Valencia
Guide in Spanish only, third of a series on bridges in the Region of Valencia, describing these structures in the eponymous province. Forms part of a project implemented by the Demetrio Ribes Chair (University of Valencia) and Fundación Miguel Aguiló. It includes, as in the case of Alicante and Castellón, a wide selection of significant road and railway bridges, both from a historical, technological and landscape perspective.
2014. Formulation and implementation of a pilot project for using mobile platforms to further and raise awareness of the heritage value of waterworks in the River Duero basin
An understanding of this reality is of cardinal importance in the perception and awareness of territory. The project aimed to disseminate a deeper and broader understanding of waterworks, the River Duero basin and its surrounds, capitalising on the technologies demanded by the times. This project was awarded the Hispania Nostra prize.
2013-2014. Guide to bridges in the province of Castellón
Guide in Spanish only, second of a series on bridges in the Region of Valencia, describing these structures in the province of Castellón. Forms part of a project implemented by the Demetrio Ribes Chair (University of Valencia) and Fundación Miguel Aguiló.
2011-2012. Guide to bridges in the province of Alicante
Guide in Spanish only, result of the first phase of a wider project on landscape and public works in the Region of Valencia, describing the bridges in the province of Alicante. Forms part of a project implemented by the Demetrio Ribes Chair (University of Valencia) and Fundación Miguel Aguiló.
2010-2013. Appraisal of the rural public works heritage
VAPROP is a National Rural Network pilot project aiming essentially to research the rural public works heritage, its association with territory and the landscape and mechanisms for its social appraisal. The name VAPROP is the acronym for the project name in Spanish: Valoración del Patrimonio Rural de la Obra Pública.
2009-2011 The offshore windfarm landscape
This project aimed to establish the methodological foundations for conducting environmental impact studies on wind turbines located off Spanish shores. It involved compiling and analysing domestic and foreign legislative, scientific and operational documents to characterise the state-of-play in this sphere.
2009-2011. Lozoya dam, hydraulic heritage of the Canal de Isabel II waterworks
This project aimed to determine the heritage value of the El Villar (1879), Puentes Viejas (1939), Riosequillo (1958) and Pinilla (1967) dams as built elements, above and beyond their role in supplying the city of Madrid with water. It was intended as a pilot study to establish the guidelines for analysing all the Canal de Isabel II built elements from a cultural heritage perspective.