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MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF HAVANA THROUGH THE PRIORITIZATION OF EMERGENCY ACTIONS



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HA-V2-N2-261-270

Volume

Volume 2 (2018), Issue 2

Pages

9

Page Range

261 - 270

Author(s)

IGNACIO PIÑERO, LEIRE GARMENDIA, ALESANDRA GANDINI, JESÚS CUADRADO, JOSÉ TOMÁS SAN-JOSÉ, IGNACIO MARCOS & RAMÓN SANCIBRIÁN

Abstract

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1982, the Historical Center of Havana, occupying an area of 2.14 km2, has 3,510 buildings, many of which now severely dilapidated. In fact, the Historical Center is in need of preferential action, due to the severity of the deterioration of its buildings. The situation is continually worsened following each hurricane season, and their accompanying tropical storms that have caused irreparable damage to buildings over the years. After a careful inspection of the heritage buildings of the Historical Center, it was possible to identify those in danger of imminent collapse and those with a useful life that could be prolonged through the implementation of the necessary emergency actions. In response to both challenges, a multi-criterion instrument based on the MIVES system was applied, with the purpose of prioritizing in an objective and justifiable way the necessary repairs and degrees of intervention. This instrument is based on requirements, criteria and indicators, all of which are selected, analysed and approved by a specially appointed panel of experts that quantifies all the factors in the value chain.

Keywords

building, historic heritage, MIVES, prioritization, rehabilitation