The activities that led to the understanding of the state of conservation of the walls of Suzhou, in the stretch that takes the name of the Panmen area, were conducted with a survey campaign that involved a group of Italian specialists, coming from universities and Florence studios that have had the collaboration and support of Chinese technicians and professors.
Activities consisted of
• digital survey of the Suzhou walls;
• geophysical surveys; non-destructive investigation (3D ERT and GPR) of the structures of the Panmen gate and surrounding ancient city walls
• samples collection and analysis: during the activities carried out in Suzhou, samples were brought to Italy and were analyzed by the LAM (Stone Materials Analysis Laboratory) of the University of Florence
• the degradation analysis carried out in the Florence Office
On the basis of previous experiences in Italy and internationally, the various restoration interventions have been identified and reported on the drawings that make up the restoration project of the walls of Suzhou, separated between surface interventions and interventions due to deep degradation.
Locality: Suzhou (China)
Assignment: Final and Executive Restoration Project
Design Date: 2019-2020
With: Diacon S.r.l. Prof. Arch. Giacomo Tempesta, prof. arch. Giorgio Verdiani
Cooperation DVS: Tatiana Pignatale