Methodology for Documentation and Sustainability of Cultural Heritage Landscapes: The Case of the Tajos de Alhama (Granada, Spain)
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AuthorVílchez Lara, María del Carmen; Molinero Sánchez, Jorge Gabriel; Rodríguez Moreno, Concepción
HeritageLandscapesTajos de AlhamaGranadaGraphic documentationSurveysPhotogrammetryConservationRevitalization
Vílchez-Lara, M.d.C.; Molinero-Sánchez, J.G.; Rodríguez-Moreno, C. Methodology for Documentation and Sustainability of Cultural Heritage Landscapes: The Case of the Tajos de Alhama (Granada, Spain). Sustainability 2021, 13, 12964. https://doi.org/10.3390/ su132312964
SponsorshipDepartment of Architectural and Engineering Graphic Expression, University of Granada
This research aims to start the process of the revitalization of peri-urban spaces with high landscape and cultural potential, dotted with a series of heritage landmarks that allude to the recent industrial, economic and cultural history of the region, currently semi-degraded or abandoned, as is the case with the impressive and steep miller landscape of the Tajos de Alhama de Granada. To achieve this, it is proposed to carry out a comprehensive documentation (historical, cartographic, planimetric, photographic and photogrammetric) of the study area since, until now, there were no similar research studies. The application of an organized and structured method of work, documentation and diagnosis using the tools and graphic techniques of the 21st century has offered extensive results that have been turned into a rigorous and systematic catalog. This catalog will serve as the basis for the promotion of integrated action plans for the recovery of this urban edge, with the triple objective of the rehabilitation of buildings of architectural interest, rehabilitation of the surrounding public space and consolidation of the historic complex that makes up the mills, the river, the landscape and the city. We conclude that the enhancement of the cultural heritage landscape of the Tajos and the guidelines provided for the rehabilitation of its historic water mills, with possible compatible uses (tourist, cultural or administrative), will favor the conservation and sustainable revitalization of such an exceptional heritage site.