Safeguarding against degradation and preventing environmental risk

The mission of the eWAS project is to stimulate “degradation protection and prevention policies” for different study contexts, observed and investigated for their morphological and functional characteristics. Environmental Safety and Structural Safety are two essential requirements for all settlements and historic buildings of cultural interest, whose protection and safeguarding must be guaranteed. eWAS intends to fill this need, by creating an innovative platform for monitoring the cultural heritage.

The creation of a continuous, multi-sensorial and non-invasive monitoring system on physical structures, monuments and their surrounding areas would thereforeenable a rapid diagnostic activity that can prevent critical situations; such a system is a very important tool for the creation of a ‘Smart’ environment, able to tackle and counter different types of environmental risks. 

An important objective of the project is the involvement of different territorial stakeholders, belonging to administrations, civil protection, managers of historical buildings, etc.


Planning. New resources for the future

eWAS also intends to intervene for the ‘protection of archaeological areas’ and for the ‘support to the fruition of traditional systems’ that are typically invasive and inflexible.


The experimentation of innovative architectural components integrated with a monitoring system, are two fundamental components of the project, both oriented to reduceeventual disturbing factors on the site and to improve the ease for visiting users.

The project has the further aim of providing effective solutions, easily replicable and helpful for urban planning activities of historic centres and the full-spectrum enhancement of local cultural heritage, by implementing specific skills in the spirit of “structured collaboration”.

The definition of methodologies and tools for the acquisition, analysis and sharing of data aims to promote the optimization of building interventions of redevelopment, restoration and renovation.