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RESTORATION PROJECTS ON EXISTING BUILDINGS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

R-Struct Engineering therefore offers a high level of specialization in the restructuring and seismic improvement of historic masonry buildings, reinforced concrete constructions and existing bridges. Using a scientific approach, based on the results of surveys and on-site tests, the designed interventions are developed according to the restoration criteria such as.

Latest achievements

Holy Sepulchre – Cave of the Cross

Jerusalem

The Cave of the Cross inside the Holy Sepulchre is a hypogean chapel carved into the rock, a place of worship as the place where the True Cross has been found. The opening of some cracks on the rock ceiling required the design of specific strengthening interventions.

Client: Cultural Heritage Authority – MIBACT Lazio

Year: 2017

Work: Design and Work Supervision

Works amount: 95’000

Forte Marghera

Mestre (VE), Italy

Forte Marghera is an imposing fortress, built in phases in the first half of XIX century by the Austrians and the French. The project involved the recovery and the seismic improvement of the partially collapsed building 29, and of the two Napoleonic barracks facing the lagoon (building 8 and 9).

Client: Insula S.p.A.

Year: 2018-in progress

Work: Preliminary and Final Design

Works amount: € 900’000,00

St. John Baptist Church and Monastery

Ain Karem, Jerusalem

The complex, located in the area of Ain Karem, near Jerusalem, consists of the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Franciscan monastery. The project involved a first intervention (2015) in the dormitory and a second intervention, in progress, in correspondence with the front and the roofing.

Client: Custody of Holy Land

Year: 2015, 2019-in progress

Work: Final Structural Design and Works Supervision

Works amount: € 220’000,00

Our Lady of Health Sanctuary

Monteortone, Abano Terme (PD), Italy

The first stage intervention provided the structural reinforcement of walls and vaults, and the overall seismic improvement through the insertion of new steel ties above the vaults. The intervention allowed the disassembly of the safety-shoring placed inside the church.

Client: Parish of Monteortone

Year: 2017-2018

Work: Final Structural Design and Works Supervision

Works amount: €935’208,00

Dar Al Consul

Jerusalem, Old City

Dar Al Consul is a stratified big aggregate of buildings inside Jerusalem Old City. The intervention provides to restore the ground floor and the underground spaces, through important excavation activities that have needed specific structural consolidations and strengthening works.

Client: Custody of Holy Land

Year: 2015-in progress

Work: Final Structural Design and Work Supervision consultant

Works amount: € 1’200’000

Villa Widmann Borletti

Bagnoli di Sopra (PD), Italy

This Villa, part of the Dominion of Bagnoli di Sopra (PD), was built in 1600 on a project of architect Baldassare Longhena.

The intervention, focused on the lounge room at the noble floor, provided the consolidation of the decorated false ceiling and of the above wooden roof.

Client: Borletti brothers

Year: 2018-19

Work: Final Structural Design

Works amount: € 80’000,00

Kiton Palace, former Gondrand Palace

Milano, Italy

This intervention was focused on the ground and basement floors of Kiton Palace, in order to realize a new restaurant.

Performed activities regarded the structural design connected to the new intended use.

Client: Ciro Paone Real Estate s.r.l.

Year: 2018-2019

Work: Final Structural Design Works amount: € 205’000,00

Bell Tower of the Church of St. Michael

Candiana (PD), Italy

This project regarded the restoration of the bell tower masonry walls, due to the fall of some bricks.

Furthermore, seismic improvements interventions have been designed, in particular for the belfry by hooping with steel ties.

Client: Parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Candiana

Year: 2018

Work: Preliminary Structural Design

Works amount: € 258.399,16

Historical Building in Haifa

Haifa, Israel

The aim of this project was to add two new floors to an existing masonry building.

A specific study was carried out on the seismic behaviour of the existing historical building and of its interaction with the new added structures, with design of strengthening intervention.

Client: Schaffer & Ronen Conservation Engineering ltd

Year: 2018

Work: Seismic Assessment and Structural Design

Works amount: € 193,622,00

House of Abbud

Acco, Israel

The House of Abbud is an important building located in Acco, a place of worship for the Baha’i religion.

Performed activities regarded the study of the seismic behaviour of the building and the subsequent design of consolidation and seismic improvement interventions.

Client: Schaffer & Ronen Conservation Engineering ltd

Year: 2018

Work: Seismic Assessment and Structural Design

Works amount: € 145’216,00

Savina Church

Voceto, Amatrice (RI), Italiy

The church of Santa Savina in Voceto is a small church near Amatrice, with important frescoes dated back to the fifteenth century.

The designed interventions provided specific safety structures to the church that has been strongly damaged by the 2016 earthquake.

Client: Cultural Heritage Authority – MIBACT Lazio

Year: 2017

Work: Design and Work Supervision

Works amount: 95’000

Historical Building in Yafo st.

Gerusalemme, Israel

The project involves the restoration of a historic building located in Yafo street in Jerusalem, with a change in use from residential to offices. Activities performed regarded the study of the seismic behaviour and the structural design of seismic improvement interventions.

Client: Schaffer & Ronen Conservation Engineering ltd

Year: 2017

Work: Seismic Assessment and Structural Design

Works amount: 242’028,00.

City Hall in Motta di Livenza

Motta di Livenza (TV), Italy

During the restoration of the historic building of the City Hall, some vulnerabilities were discovered. This required a specific study of seismic behaviour and the design of additional interventions for consolidation and seismic improvement.

Client: Municipality of Motta di Livenza

Year: 2016

Work: Seismic Assessment and executive project of the integrative interventions Works amount: € 93’000,00.

St. Eustachio Abbey

Nervesa d. B. (TV), Italy

The Abbey of Sant’Eustachio in Nervesa della Battaglia is a former Benedictine monastery, then abandoned and left in a state of ruin. The project involved the restoration and consolidation of existing masonry walls for the recovery of the area with a museum destination.

Client: Private Client

Year: 2016-2018

Work: Design and Work Supervision

Works amount: € 1’700’000,00

Ottoman stone bridge

Be’er Sheva, Israel

The Ottoman-Turkish Railway Bridge was originally built in 1916 across the Be’er-Sheva seasonal watercourse (that becomes a raging river during the winter rains). This arched stone bridge, spanning about 90 meters, was partially destroyed by flooding in 1964. It has been restored and repurposed to serve as a pedestrian walkway across the seasonal watercourse.

Client: Schaffer & Ronen Conservation Engineering ltd

Year: 2014

Work: Seismic Assessment and Structural Design

Works amount: € —

Private Building

Padova, Italy

The project involved the renovation of an existing building, with consolidation of the masonry walls and renovation of the attic floor and roof.

The project required the study of the seismic behaviour and the design of specific strengthening interventions.

Client: Private Client

Year: 2017

Work: Final Structural Design

Works amount: € —

Bertoliana Library

Vicenza, Italy

The Bertoliana Library in Vicenza is the most important and ancient library of the city. After a thorough study of the seismic behaviour of the entire complex, the design activity has been focused on the seismic improvement of Palazzo San Giacomo, through the insertion of steel ties.

Client: AIM Vicenza

Year: 2015

Work: Design and Work Supervision

Works amount: € 194’374,00

St. James Buildings

Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem

St. James complex in the suburb of Beit Hanina needed an extension by superelevation. Therefore, the evaluation of the compatibility of the intervention from the seismic and static point of view was carried out, in relation to the maintenance and reinforcement of the existing structures.

Client: Custody of Holy Land

Year: 2015

Work: Structural Design

Works amount: € 100’000, 00

Bonfadini Piccolo Villa

Massanzago (PD), Italy

The project involved the design of a series of safety structures to secure the walls and the roof of the villa, which was severely damaged by fire.

Client: Private Client

Year: 2016

Work: Structural Design

Works amount: € —

Barbieri-Piovene-Cicogna Palace

Vicenza, Italy

Within the renovation project of the attic floor of this historic building located in Vicenza downtown, the performed activity regardeddesign of the restoration, consolidation and reinforcement of the wooden roofing structures took place.

Client: Private Client

Year: 2015

Work: Final Structural Design

Works amount: € 177’000,00

Private hangar

Concordia Sagittaria (VE), Italy

An emblematic rationalist structure built between the two wars, used ad seaplane hangar; the roof was made with a very thin metal truss covering that required restoration works. Restoring and strengthening interventions have been designed and realized.

Client: Private Client

Year: 2015

Work: Structural Design

Works amount: € 120’000,00

Sergej Palace

Jerusalem

The Sergei Palace is an important Russian residence in the urban center of Jerusalem. The design of seismic reinforcement devices involved the seismic vulnerability analyses and the design of the new wooden structures of the roof.

Client: Schaffer & Ronen Conservation Engineering Ltd

Year: 2013

Work: Seismic Assessment and Structural Design

Works amount: € 360’000,00

GAT Farmhouse

Quistello (MN), Italy

This rural building was severely damaged by 2012 Earthquake in Emilia. The project involved the construction of an agritourism. After an initial investigation and analysis phase, repairs to damaged elements and seismic improvement were planned.

Client: GAT Farmhouse

Year: 2013-2018

Work: Structural Design and Works Supervision

Works amount: € 295’000,00

St. Filippo and Giacomo Church

Vicenza, Italy

The church of St. Filippo and Giacomo is a small church in Vicenza downtown, part of the Bertoliana Library complex. The intervention was developed in two phases, the first in 2011, with the consolidation of the roof, the second, in 2013, with the execution of seismic improvement interventions.

Client: Municipality of Vicenza

Year: 2011 and 2013

Work: Final Structural Design

Works amount: € 339’124,49

Historical Center Palace

Padova, Italy

The building, located inside the historic centre of Padua, has undergone an organic restoring intervention, which has been followed by all aspects, from the architectural and structural design to Site Supervision.

Client: Private Client

Year: 2012-2014

Work: Structural Design and Works Supervision

Works amount: € 200’000,00