Restoration of the Number 2 Blast Furnace in Sagunto
EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award 2012 winner – Conservation (Grand Prix)
The Restoration of the Number 2 Blast Furnace in Sagunto has been the recovery of the most significant remains of what was the major iron and steelwork industry of the Mediterranean basin, which worked from 1917 to 1984. It’s located in Puerto de Sagunto, the town near the sea that grew with the iron industry. Besides its powerful imagery and commemorative nature, its educational potential was a determining factor in preventing its demolition when the iron industry of Sagunto was definitively closed.