RISK-Terra project has three main objectives:

  1. To contribute to the valorisation of earthen architecture in the Iberian Peninsula as an architecture valid for contemporary society and lifestyle. In order to attain this general objective it is essential to clearly state its cultural, technical, bioclimatic and environmental values, as well as its resilience when faced with natural, social and anthropic hazards. This objective aims to contribute to the development of current society favouring the construction of these values and represents an indirect goal which will be achieved through the compilation and dissemination of information.
  2. To contribute to the prevention, planning and prioritizing against natural, social and anthropic risks to earthen architecture and society in the Iberian Peninsula. To this end the natural, social and anthropic hazards will be identified, along with the levels of risk and vulnerability (susceptibility and resilience) of this architecture. In addition objective homogeneous levels of risk will be established in order to plan and prioritize actions in built heritage directed at protecting, intervening and investing depending on the different levels of urgency and emergency.
  3. To encourage compatible interventions in conservation, restoration and rehabilitation geared towards increasing the resilience of the built earthen heritage in the Iberian Peninsula. Once the heritage importance of earthen architecture is recognised and the hazards, vulnerabilities and risks affecting it have been identified, a path towards compatible interventions (in materials and techniques) must be provided allowing an increase in the resilience of this architecture through prevention and mitigation of the effects of natural, social and anthropic risks. It will be required to design intervention strategies to be disseminated among all stakeholders: specialists, administrations and society.