From 5 to 8 November 2009, Europe’s biggest cultural heritage show took place at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. With a total of 250 expositors and over 250,000 visits, this venue has become a major meeting point for all professionals involved in heritage management and rehabilitation. This year saw the incorporation of specific sections for specialist firms in new restoration technologies, schools specializing in artisan trades, regional heritage associations, international institutions working on urban revitalization and publishers in the sector, in addition to those consolidated in previous years.
The Asociación RehabiMed and the Montada project were both present, with stands organized by the Ecole d’Avignon and KILO Architectures, collaborators on the projects in Morocco. RehabiMed made the most of the occasion to publicize its rehabilitation projects and to present the RehabiMed Method to the public. Visitors were particularly interested in the recent constitution of the Asociación RehabiMed and how to take active part in it. The Montada project, in the framework of the Euromed Heritage 4 programme financed by the European Union and directed by the CAATEEB, presented the six cities in the Maghreb where its interventions are being carried out, along with information panels, the creation of the EIDEM group of experts and the advisory role that this international network is to play in the rehabilitation of traditional architecture.