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Major Seminary of Coimbra


Rehabilitation, Conservation and Expansion of the Major Seminary of the Sacred Family, in Coimbra. The seminary buildings exhibited structural damage of some severity. After the inspection, an intervention was recommended with the aim of respecting the existing structures and mitigating the structural damage, namely: structural strengthening of the roof and timber floors, consolidation of masonry walls and rehabilitation of domes and vaults (in particular those with paintings and frescoes).

This is a heritage safeguarding project of great importance and historical value; it requires great respect for the existing structures and the definition of specific and compatible structural solutions, minimising the impact on the extant building elements.

Photograph: NCREP