25th - 26th January 2018 | Santa María de la Asunción | Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

After Oslo, Vienna and Ghent, Vitoria-Gasteiz will be the fourth city to host the Nano-Cathedral local workshop.

The Conference will take a marked technical character but it will be open to the entire society. It will be held in the Palace Europa and at the Cathedral on site. A visit will be held to the laboratory of materials of the provincial Council and to the Cathedral Santa Maria to see the investigations and results on-site.

The Workshop may include three main contents:
– Firstly, a theoretical presentation of the problems of stone decaying, how to recognize and describe them according to international standards, including a practice on the real stones of Santa María Cathedral, under the guide of the technical office of the Fundacion Catedral Santa María and with the aid of the NANO-CATHEDRAL team.
– Secondly, the results of NANO-CATHEDRAL project may be presented to the assistants, going then to make some essays of application of the products -if possible- on a part of the Cathedral or in a sample of stone masonry wall constructed ad hoc as an essay bank.
– Lastly, we may present a complete plan for the whole restoration of the stone facades of the Cathedral, as it will be developed in parallel with the NANO-CATHEDRAL project and will incorporate the results of this last one.


Santa María – Interior


DAY 1 (Theory) – January 25th

17:00 – 17:10 Workshop Opening. Introduction. | Leandro Cámara, Fundación Catedral Santa María

17:10 – 17:55 CONSTGLASS Project, Conservation materials for staiedn glass windows. | Ulrike Brinkmann, Metropolitankapitel der Hohen Domkirche Köln – Dombauhütte. Cologne Cathedral

17:55 – 18:10 Nano – Cathedral Project introduction. | Pablo García, Fundación Catedral Santa María

18:10 – 18:30 Coffee pause

18:30 – 19:00 Nano – Cathedral Project developed products and state of play. | Luis Martínez, Tecnan – Nanomat S. L.

19:00 – 19:30 Nano – Cathedral Project trial areas monitoringl. | Max Rahrig, Universidad Otto Friedrich de Bamberg

19:30 – 20:15 Nano science and Nano technology, present and future. | Carlos Briones, Astrobiology Centre (CSIC – INTA)

20:15 – 20:30 Round table. Queries and questions. | Leandro Cámara, Ponente externo, Ulrike Brinkmann, Pablo García, Luis Martínez y Max Rahrig.

DAY 2 (Theory – Practice) – January 26th

08:30 – 09:00 Paper collections and Crypt/Church visit registration

09:00 – 09:15 Workshop opening. Agenda. | Leandro Cámara, Fundación Catedral Santa María

09:15 – 09:45 Santa María lithotypes characterisation. | Santiago Tamayo, Servicio de laboratorio, Diputación Foral de Álava

09:45 – 10:15 Trial areas mapping within the Nano-Cathedral project. | Iñaki Koroso, Fundación Catedral Santa María

10:15 – 10:45 In situ application of formulations. | Blanca Narbona & Pablo García, Laboratory Service. Diputación Foral de Álava & Fundación Catedral Santa María

10:45 – 11:15 Stone restoration experiences at the Santa María Cathedral. | Diana Pardo, Restoration Service, Diputación Foral de Álava

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee pause


11:45 – 12:15 Lab-Scale results for the Nano – Cathedral project. | Matea Ban, Technische Universität Wien, Bi – GEO

12:15 – 12:45 Results on the Nano – Cathedral project validation. | Jasper Völkert, Tanja Pinkale, Mira Wurth, Metropolitankapitel der Hohen Domkirche Köln – Dombauhütte. Cologne Cathedral

12:45 – 13:15 The Nano-Cathedral project over the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral marbles. | Anton Sutter and Giulia Severini, Opera della Primaziale Pisana

13:15 – 13:45 Current state of the Santa María’s conservation works. | Leandro Cámara, Fundación Catedral Santa María

13:45 – 14:00 Round table. Queries and questions. | Leandro Cámara, Santiago Tamayo, Iñaki Koroso, Blanca Narbona, Pablo García, Diana Pardo, Matea Ban, Jasper Völkert, Tanja Pinkale, Mira Wurth, Ada Rovazzani, Sara Chirico.

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch


15:00 – 15:55 The in situ Nano – Cathedral project, site visit

15:55 – 16:30 Practical demonstration: validation methods and application issues

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee pause/Collection of certificates


17:00 – 18:00 Guided tour to the Crypt and Church (optional)


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