13 – 16 March 2009 ~ Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Mediterra 2009

Mediterra 2009

The University of Cagliari, Escola Superior Gallaecia, CRATerre-International Research Center on Earth Construction, partners in UNESCO chair – Earth Architecture, and the Regione Autonoma della Sardegna are the organizers and hosts of Mediterra 2009, that will take place from the 13-16 March 2009, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. The 1st Mediterranean Conference on Earth Architecture results from a preliminary study completed by ICCROM, CRATerre and GCI, for the purpose of sustaining the conservation and the “mise en valeur” of the Mediterranean earth architectural heritage. The conference marks the beginning of a Mediterranean cooperation on the topics related to earth architecture. The event represents a unique opportunity for exchange and discussion of the achievements acquired on the specific theme as a direct result of the constant and significant work carried-out systematically by the countries facing the Mediterranean Basin.


Mediterra 2009 aims principally to assess the state of research related to earth architecture in the Mediterranean region, to study recent developments in the fields of heritage conservation and architectural design as they relate to earth architecture, and to create more active networks among professionals in the region whose work relates to earth architecture.


  1. Anthropology, building cultures and cultural landscape.
  2. Archaeology, History, Lexicology.
  3. Conservation and management of cultural heritage
  4. Research in construction, architecture, town planning and R & D
  5. Education and public awareness


A registration form can be downloaded from the conference homepage.
30% off for participants coming from non European Union countries. Note: The Registration includes all lunches, coffee-breaks and the CD proceedings (the published proceedings will be offered to the speakers).


Fri, 13 March – Opening and Presentations on 1st theme
Sat, 14 March – Presentations on 2nd and 3rd themes
Sun, 15 March – Presentations on 4th and 5th themes
Mon, 16 March – Visit to earth architecture in Sardinia

» Download Preliminary programme (PDF file, January 2009)


French and English (with simultaneous translation)

Organizer Commission

Maddalena Achenza DiARCH
Mariana Correia ESG
Hubert Guillaud CRATerre-ENSAG

Under the Aegis of:

  • UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
  • ICOMOS-ISCEAH International Scientific Committee on Earthen
  • Architectural Heritage
  • GCI Getty Conservation Institute


Mediterra 2009 – Facoltà di Architettura – DiARCH
Piazza d’Armi 16 – 09123 Cagliari – Italy

T +39 070 6755807
F +39 070 6755816

mediterra [at] unica.it

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