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Repair mortars for the National Congress building, Argentina

Title: Repair mortars for the National Congress building, Argentina
Author(s): S. Velázquez, I. Dolmann, M. Domínguez, F. Luna, E. Etchechourry, G. Alonso, S. Acri, M. Mancini
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 791 - 803
Total Pages: 13
Nb references: 11
Language: English

Abstract: The architecture of the Honourable National Congress had its origin in a project contest that took place in 1885. Argentines and foreigner architects participated in this contest. Some of them were foreigners living permanently in Argentina. The building was designed by an Italian architect Victor Meano. Meano´s project refers entirely to the architectural vision that recognizes as fundamental principles three central ideas: academicism, eclecticism and classicism. This tripartite condition confirms it as a paradigmatic architectural work of the time of its creation: the ending of the 19th Century and the first decades of the 20th Century in Argentina. This building has stone blocks walls up to a certain height, and then there is a masonry wall with an external stone coat, a granite socle in the lower section and limestone in the upper sections. This job is limited to the base sector in the Dome Building.

Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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