Conservation of the Fortress of São Sebastião, Ilha de Mozambique

Berti, Maurizio (2014) Conservation of the Fortress of São Sebastião, Ilha de Mozambique. World Monuments Fund Blog . [Article]

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The approach to the reading of the materials and structures of the fortress of São Sebastião in Ilha de Moçambique must be accompanied by knowledge of the stages that marked its building. This architecture should be fully examined, and the studies, prior to the 1980s, of its transformations should be resumed to understand its history and its current physical structure. From my survey it seemed that the idea of designing the fortifications as a set of flexible rather than brittle materials was seriously considered in the seventeenth century transformations at the bulwarks São Gabriel to the southwest and Santa Bárbara to the southeast. This hypothesis, obviously, should be verified by tests and stratigraphic surveys.

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Berti, Maurizio
maurizio.berti100@gmail.com
Corporate Authors: Universidade Lúrio
Languages: English
Keywords: Mozambique; World Heritage List; fortified architecture; restoration of historic monuments; plaster; mortar; prevention of deterioration; protective coatings
Subjects: E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Cultural Landscapes
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 04. Groups of buildings
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 08. Monitoring
G. DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 28. World Heritage
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 02. Africa
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Fortress of São Sebastião, Ilha de Moçambique (Mozambique Island), Mozambique
UNESCO WHC Number: 599
Depositing User: PhD, MArch Maurizio Berti
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2024 10:59
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 10:59
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/3145

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