From the historical, urban and architectural point of view, the industrial complex where we are building the HCB is above all a remarkable testimony to the collective memory and the experiences of the people who have worked and lived here.

Along with the change regarding the use to be made of the building, the works will always take into account the original features of the buildings and the historical, architectural and industrial heritage they entail.
All the heritage has been identified, inventoried and will be preserved. A museum centre is being developed under the management of EGEAC, the municipal culture company that coordinates the municipal network of museums, which we intend to be the meeting point between the past and the future.

In assessing and establishing the criteria to adapt spaces to new uses, ensuring the heritage preservation and harmonious coexistence between the new functions and the memory of the space, we consider, in addition to the national and municipal legislation on safeguarding the cultural heritage, the following international reference documents:

  • Nizhny Tagil Charter for industrial heritage;
  • Dublin Principles - ICOMOS-TICCIH joint principles for the conservation of industrial heritage sites, buildings, areas and landscapes;
  • 2013 Burra Charter;
  • La Valletta Principles of 2011 (EI CIVVIH-ICOMOS) which include definitions and methodologies in terms of safeguarding and management that aim to guide the safeguarding and management of historic towns and urban areas;
  • Krakow Charter for the protection of cultural heritage.
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