Major Seminary, Comillas, Spain - Historic Conservation

Historic Conservation

During 35 years in business, we have accomplished recognized and awarded restorations, by experts and managers specialized in architectural heritage; such as the interventions in the cathedrals of Sigüenza, Santiago de Compostela or Sevilla in Spain, Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic, Palace of Versailles, Castles of Saumur or Chenonceau in France, Pereira, Vergara or Rioja Palaces in Chile, among many others. In addition to that, we have continuously worked for various church dioceses and provided our services to the most remarkable companies in the insurance industry, that only entrust the value of their properties to the utmost qualified companies that can guarantee the best results.

From our beginnings it has been a priority to have a roster for the company comprised of highly qualified and trusted professionals: Fine Arts graduates, restorers, masters of traditional building trades specializing in the work of lead, zinc, wood, and the reproduction of architectural items, mortar coverings, etc., led by highly trained and experienced technicians.

Among our distinctions, we can highlight the recognition in 2016 with a Special Mention in the category of Dedicated Service to Heritage, or the 2018 Conservation Award for the restoration of the Façade of the College of San Ildefonso, in Alcalá de Henares; both at the prestigious European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards.

University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain - World Heritage

University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain

World Heritage & European Heritage Award Winner

Restoration of the facades of Colegio Mayor de San Ildefonso, by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón in “Cisneros style”, with influences from the Gothic to the Renaissance. The intervention, recognized with a Europa Nostra Award, also includes the replacement of stone and mortar volumes, the restoration of the masonry and carpentry work and the protection of the zinc cornices.

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America - Building Rehabilitation

Saint James Place, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Historic Conservation

Consolidation and restoration of eaves and wooden elements, roof, façade carpentry with interior finishing work in the historic district of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, under the approval of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Versalles Palace, France - World Heritage

Palace of Versailles, France

World Heritage

In different interventions we work on the recovery of the covers including Angers slate in the covering as well as lead ornaments finished in gold leaf: vegetal bands in ridge, flaming vase, fruit garlands, etc.

Cathedral of Seville, Spain - World Heritage

Cathedral of Seville, Spain

World Heritage

A collection of works carried out in this outstanding site belonging to our World Heritage that includes reinforcement of foundations, adaptation of interior spaces and consolidation of the facades of the Giralda in accordance with conservation criteria agreed by an eminent team of experts that guarantee the intervention in this magnificent monument.

Alcázar de Segovia, Spain - World Heritage

Alcázar de Segovia, Spain

World Heritage

Restoration of the facades and walls of this emblematic fortified palace. Masonry work was carried out on the walls by removing old coatings in poor condition and contributing material with new grouting, sgraffing and plastering with traditional mortar with pigmented lime on site, matching the original colors and other works such as recovering the original pit.

Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, France - World Heritage

Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, France

World Heritage

Restoration of the slate roofs of the buildings in the courtyard of honor of this spectacular Royal Abbey located in the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The ridge tiles, made of Arabic tiles, were also restored. Finally, the copper downspout system and the lead and zinc waterproofing pieces were rehabilitated.

Major Seminary, Comillas, Spain - National Monument

Major Seminary, Comillas, Spain

Historic Conservation

We feel fortunate to have worked on the comprehensive restoration of all main rooms, in the largest Catalan Modernism work outside of Catalonia by the influential architect Luis Domènech I Montaner, which was masterfully adorned by a team of the best artisans of the Catalan scene of the time.

Santo Domingo Cathedral, Dominican Republic - World Heritage

Santo Domingo Cathedral, Dominican Republic

World Heritage

Recovering its original facades and grouts-based lime mortars, restoration and consolidation of historic elements and clay tile roofs. We are still present in the framework of an open research project, with European funds and the objective of guaranteeing the conservation of this significant monument.

Aranjuez Palace, Spain - World Heritage

Aranjuez Palace, Spain

World Heritage

National Heritage has relied on KALAM to restore the cultural landscape of Aranjuez, working on many different areas over the years, including delicate ground consolidation works. All of this work was executed by our master traditional trades, restorers and specialized technicians; who, with efficiency and training, have managed to become a reference company in the sector.

KALAM, within the framework of the ICEX Next Program, has received support from ICEX and co-financing from the European ERDF fund. The purpose of this support is to contribute to the international development of the company.
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