Master plan for the walls of Ibiza

Special mention / Diploma in the category Investigation in the year 2004.

Dating of the building: 2001-2003.

Applicant: Ibiza Town Hall.

Reason for the award :

For its multidisciplinary approach in the documentation and diagnosis of the monument's problems, as well as for its practical proposals to carry out the rehabilitation of this important element of Ibizan cultural heritage.

The walls of Ibiza are testimony to the most advanced engineering of the Renaissance and as such, contributed to the inclusion of the island in the UNESCO world heritage list.

The 16th-century fortifications of the city of Eivissa are practically intact and are considered an extraordinary testimony of the military architecture, engineering, and aesthetics of the Renaissance. They also represent a prototype of fortification that later spread throughout the world. The drafting of the Master Plan came from the Eivissa City Council after the site was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1999. The Master Plan is the result of the merging of three documents. The first involves a planimetric survey, specifically aimed at interpreting the geometric key points of the fortification layout. The second consists of a plan for the preservation and restoration of the walls. The third and last includes the proposal for the protection of the walls and their surroundings.

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