The Conservation Project of Haram Gate: Material Authenticity and Recognizability of the Project
The conservation project of Haram Gate represents a great challenge on an important landmark of the Walled City of Multan. For this reason and with the aim to test a method on a concrete pilot project, chosen in agreement with the MWC PMU, the work on Haram Gate has been developed as an executive project. Starting from a careful knowledge of materials and construction techniques, detailed studies on decay phenomena and set of cracks, the goal has been to define proper strategies for the interventions with specific solutions and proposals, always with the aim to preserve the existing building through sustainable, compatible, and noninvasive interventions. The difficulty of transferring the Italian experience to specific needs and problems of the local context as the weather (many products can’t be applied at high temperature), the availability of products normally used in restoration, and the lack of skills for the execution of the works have been the real challenges of the work.
KeywordsConservation Project Ethyl Silicate Acrylic Painting Central Arch Architectural Heritage
The article is the result of the joint discussion of all authors; the individual parts have been edited as follows: the section “To restore today. What does it mean?” by Mariacristina Giambruno; the section “A methodological approach” by Mariacristina Giambruno and Sonia Pistidda; the section “The studies on materials and decay phenomena” by Andrea Garzulino; the section “Investigation on structural phenomena” by Christian Amigoni; the section “Project steps” by Sonia Pistidda and Matteo Tasinato; the section “The consolidation project” by Christian Amigoni.
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