Hausmannian Buildings Rehabilitation and Strengthening


Hausmannian buildings architecture spreads throughout the city of Paris. These buildings were constructed in the 19th century, being presently centenarians. However, they present several pathologies which prevent their adequate use, moreover, an update regarding users security, sound, thermal and fire requirements is, among others, urgently needed. Additionally, there is presently, in Paris, an increasing demand for hotel rooms. For those previous reasons, Hausmannian buildings are presently submitted to heavy operations related to rehabilitation, strengthening, use change and conservation. In this paper, rehabilitation and strengthening works presently carried out in those buildings are described. This description is the result of a technical survey on several Hausmannian building construction sites which occurred between 2015 and 2018. The knowledge from this study should be very useful for the development of sustainable rehabilitation and strengthening techniques and guidelines, aiming to preserve this important building heritage or similar ones existing in other countries.

Keywords: Hausmannian buildings, Rehabilitation, Strengthening, Sustainability

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