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Granada, Spain

Towers Bermejas

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Name
Towers Bermejas
Date
2008
Location
Granada, Spain
Team

Pedro Gurriarán Daza, Salvador Garcia Villalobos, Nataša Ivanišević

Client
Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife. Consejería de Cultura de ja Junta de Andalucía
Status
Completed
Photogrammetric Survey and Historical-Archaeological Walls Studies of the Torres Bermejas Complex in Granada, Spain

The purpose of this project is to provide preliminary information on the analysis carried out with archaeological methodology of the architectural structures of the Towers Bermejas Complex in Granada. This work is considered as a second phase within a general project that started with the photogrammetric survey of the monument.

The fundamental objective of this technical intervention is to obtain a sequence of diachronic occupation of the Towers Bermejas Complex through the stratigraphic records that can be recognized on the facades of the monument. With these quality data we will be able to verify old hypotheses of evolution of the building or propose new research directions that complement the data that will be obtained in archaeological excavations.

In any case, the aim is to obtain a matrix or general register of the building techniques of the monument, in order to obtain a better knowledge of the constructions erected in the Alhambra and other defensive works in Granada.

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General Layout - Synthesis of Construction Processes
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The first planned works consist of the classification and technical analysis of the remains existing at the start of the proceedings. They are based on the study of the building remains and preserved structures of the property, thereby seeking a first architectural, graphic and constructive definition of the building.

To make the work easier, and to allow an easy classification, the walls and structures will be divided into sections or guide units; these will be delimited by sidesteps or changes of layout or by the own facades of the buildings, where appropriate.

In general, we can refer globally to the following general construction phases:

I. ANDALUSIAN PERIOD

II. POST-CONQUEST PERIOD ‘CATHOLIC KINGS’

III. MODERN-CONTEMPORARY PERIOD

IV. RESTORATIONS XIX-XXI