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RE: Restauración de edificación de patrimonio cultural 💕 Heritage building restoration

Hello, dear friend @xandra79. First and foremost, my sincere congratulations to the people of Barquisimeto for the collective interest in resurrecting your beloved cultural museum. I believe it's high time your neighborhood would, once again, fully enjoy the rich historical, artistic, and cultural wealth your esteemed location is blessed with. I'm sorry to hear about the museum's deterioration after its initial revival in 2012. As both of us belong to the related fields of architecture and civil engineering, we can simply understand the reasons behind its rapid decay and inevitable downfall.

Heritage buildings are special breeds of spatial environments, different from the typical types of architecture we have today. And they absolutely require professional specialists with knowledge, training, and experience when dealing with their proper restoration. Since this is a time-consuming, meticulous, and expensive endeavor, careful implementation of this type of work is a must. We wouldn't want the same painful mistake to happen again to this project like some years ago, would we?

During your personal observations on the site, what do you consider the most challenging aspect of the museum's restoration works?


Hi @storiesoferne. Thank you very much, we barquisimetanos rejoice for the restoration of the museum and hope that cultural activities can be reactivated, with due care for the pandemic, of course.

Indeed, we did not want the initial mistake to be repeated and this suggestion was made by professionals specialized in the restoration of heritage buildings. Fortunately, the recommendation was followed and now we can only hope that time will prove them right.

On the other hand, in relation to what aspect I consider was the most challenging in the execution of the restoration work, I must say that it was definitely maintaining the originality of the structure and facades, since the type of architecture contained a large number of shapes, figures and arches that had to be reformed in its outermost layer, which had to maintain the harmony of the geometry.

Another challenging aspect was to remove the damaged frieze very carefully and avoid alterations that could weaken the earthen wall.

Thanks for the question, it was very interesting. Happy day to the whole ArchitectureDesign Community.

Indeed! Thanks so much, @xandra79 for your comprehensive feedback! I look forward to the full completion of your cultural museum for all Barquisimetanos to savor, cherish, and love for many generations to come. Have an awesome weekend friend! 😊