Modern Heritage

El Caminito del Rey (King’s Path) Recovery of King’s Path, Gaitanes Gorge

El Caminito del Rey (King’s Path) Recovery of King’s Path, Gaitanes Gorge. Paraje Natural Desfiladero Natural de los Gaitanes (Álora, Antequera, Ardales), Andalusia, SPAIN. Luis Machuca y Asociados, S.L.P. 1901-1905 El Caminito del Rey was built; 1904 Aqueduct Bridge. 2014-2015. Renovation/Restoration Project. General view of the bridge into The Gaitanes Gorge. Author: © Duccio Malagamba, 2015. Source: Luis Machuca y Asociados, S.L.P.

Figure 2. El Caminito del Rey (King’s Path) Recovery of King’s Path, Gaitanes Gorge. Paraje Natural Desfiladero Natural de los Gaitanes (Álora, Antequera, Ardales), Andalusia, SPAIN. 1901-1905 El Caminito del Rey was built; 1904 Aqueduct Bridge. 2014-2015. Renovation/Restoration Project. Construction details of the new footbridge: different section, plan and image. Author: © Luis Machuca y Asociados, S.L.P.

El Caminito del Rey (King’s Path) Recovery of King’s Path, Gaitanes Gorge. Paraje Natural Desfiladero Natural de los Gaitanes (Álora, Antequera, Ardales), Andalusia, SPAIN. 1901-1905 El Caminito del Rey was built; 1904 Aqueduct Bridge. 2014-2015. Renovation/Restoration Project. Aerial view of the two footbridges. Author: Juan María. Source: Luis Machuca y Asociados, S.L.P.

Modern Heritage is defined by UNESCO as the “Architecture, Town Planning and Landscape Design of the 19th and 20th Century,” that is to say, of the modern era or the last two hundred years approximately. In the 1994 World Heritage Committee meeting, UNESCO adopted a global strategy for a credible, balanced and representative World Heritage List. Together with a geographical balance, a pro-active approach was also taken with regard to the identification and documentation of less-represented categories of heritage for inclusion on the List. In this context, in 2001 the UNESCO World Heritage Center, together with ICOMOS and DOCOMOMO International started the Modern Heritage Program, with the goal of identifying and listing modern heritage. It is important to take into account that this term is also used to refer to the architectural and cultural heritage of the Modern Movement and, in a more inclusive approach, modern architecture of the 20th century.

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Author: Mar Loren-Méndez
Universidad de Sevilla

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