Conservation and restoration works of the Four Sewers Fountain in Daganzo (Madrid, Spain)

  • Vanesa García Alcocer
  • José Juste Ballesta
  • Elsa Soria Hernanz

Resumen

The paper’s field focuses on the Restoration of the Four Sewers Fountain of Daganzo and the improvement of its immediate environment, linked to the Plan of Fountains and Historical Gardens of the Regional Government of Madrid.


Historically, this element has been a reference at a territorial level, being part of troughs net and cattle trails for livestock, besides urban scale, serving public utility and point of drinking water supplying for the village.


The intervention has had a dual purpose. On the one hand, monument’s enhancement, recovering the original presence of the Fountain, altered after paving works of the square in 1985, which left it half-buried. On the other hand, recuperating the memory of the laundry, demolished on the same date, making it the main character of a new public space created around the pylon, which recovers its social role as meeting place for neighbors.


This process has benefited from a deep archival previous research; documentation, conservation and display of archaeological remains discovered; and a thorough restoration work to return its values to this Cultural Heritage Property.

Biografía del autor

Vanesa García Alcocer

Architect, contracted by the General Directorate of Historical Heritage of the Community of Madrid. Master in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage, Technical University of Madrid (UPM). Member of the Research group Analysis and Intervention in Architectural Heritage. Scholarship at the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute (IPCE). 

José Juste Ballesta

Doctor of Architecture. Technician of General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of the Community of Madrid. Associate Professor of the Graphic Ideation Department and Professor of the Master in Conservation and Restoration of Architectural Heritage in the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM).

Elsa Soria Hernanz

Restorer. Head of International Relations Department and Professor of the Techniques and Practices Department in the School of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Madrid (ESCRBC). 

Publicado
2017-06-30
Cómo citar éste artículo
GARCÍA ALCOCER, Vanesa; JUSTE BALLESTA, José; SORIA HERNANZ, Elsa. Conservation and restoration works of the Four Sewers Fountain in Daganzo (Madrid, Spain). Ge-conservación, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 11, p. 172-179, jun. 2017. ISSN 1989-8568. Disponible en: <http://ge-iic.com/ojs/index.php/revista/article/view/470>. Fecha de acceso: 21 sep. 2017

Palabras clave

Restoration; Conservation; Architecture; Fountain; Limestone; Daganzo; Madrid

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