Show simple item record

dc.contributorOliveira, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorEce Ferah, Füsun
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de la Construcció
dc.descriptionThe 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, with an estimated magnitude of Mw ≈ 8.5, was one of the greatest earthquakes in history. It caused considerable damage in Lisbon, mainly concentrated in the Downtown due to the existence of densely arranged buildings on narrow streets; and on monumental structures due to the predominant earthquake frequencies. The ground movement was followed by a tsunami and fire, which increased the loss, both in terms of built environment and of human lives. Following the earthquake, Marquês de Pombal was given the responsibility for dealing with the emergency response, and later for the reconstruction of Lisbon. The survey known after his name and the answers given by the priests, provide even today an important source for studying the aftermath of the event. For the reconstruction of the city, Baixa and Chiado districts -which were almost completely destroyed- were razed, and rebuilt according to a new plan incorporating an orthogonal pattern with wider streets for increased safety. The buildings were constructed in a system called the Gaiola Pombalina, which wasn’t a new invention but an intelligent solution that could be “prefabricated”, and therefore correspond to a large-scale rebuilding process.
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geotècnia
dc.title1755 Lisbon earthquake and protection of cultural heritage from future earthquakes / With a comparative study about earthquake and risk preparedness in Istanbul
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.audience.mediatorEscola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
Except where otherwise noted, content on this work is licensed under a Creative Commons license : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain