COURSE 1.3: Buildings and sites in the 20th century (3 ECTS)


1.- Construction History and Innovative materials and technologies in 20th-century architecture, prospectives between conservation and renovations; relation with the location environments.

2.- The urban context of heritage monuments and the History of the cities of the 20th century


Coordinator: Lauren Etxepare Iguiñiz. 0,5 ECTS

Izaskun Aseginolaza. 1.5 ECTS

Lorenzo Savio. 1 ECTS

See calendar (to be linked by start ARURCOHE)


Wong, L. (2016), Adaptive Reuse: Extending the Lives of Buildings, Basel: Birkhäuser(ISBN-13: 978-3038215370)

Aplin, G. (2002), Heritage: Identification, Conservation, and Management, Oxford University Press (ISBN: 978-0195512977)

Kuipers, M.C.; de Jonge, W. (2017), Designing from Heritage: Strategies for Conservation and Conversion, TU Delft-Heritage & Architecture (ISBN: 978-94-6186-802-2), available at:

Prudon, T. (2008), Preservation of Modern Architecture, Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons (ISBN: 978-0471662945)

Macdonald, S, Normandin, K., Kindred, B. (2007), Conservation of Modern Architecture, Routledge, (ISBN 9781873394847)

Timing: Weeks 7-8 since start ARURCOHE

Evaluation and Resit rules:

All the courses/subjects and Master Dissertation have jointly evaluation rules based in the quality of the practical works proposed by the teachers. The student and teachers presence is mandatory. Related with the courses/subjects all the teachers involved in them have to send to the coordinator teacher the individual evaluation of the students.

The evaluation level (excellent, good and deficient) will be taken by the coordinator following the opinions of the teachers involved and in agreement with them. The evaluation level will be discussed with the student. If a student fail a course (deficient level), at least one resit per course/subject within the period Block will be allowed. This resit will take into account the new data and solutions reported by the student. The resit evaluation process will be similar to the initial one. 

Students with a deficient level after resitting a course/subject will be remain bound to the EMJMD until ends of the respective Block where the course is allocated. In these cases, the Academic Committee will review the study performance status of the student and advises on continuation of the programme in accordance with their regulations. Students with very weak study performance (decided by the Academic Committee) may lose their scholarship or may be advised to end their study. Students who quite ARURCOHE early, but have successfully completed several courses/subjects, will get a certificate stating the courses for which they have earned credits (in ECTS). This decision will be communicated to the Erasmus+ Program office. 

Proposed practical works for evaluation and resit::