Coordinating efforts to foster socio-economic development while promoting cultural and historical heritage is one of the main challenges for the future for urban and territorial administrations. During the past decade, we have seen an important evolution in the promotion of cultural heritage, which has generated a significant increase in the national GDP.

GRUPO TECOPY is aware that strategic planning of cultural heritage, as well as the dissemination of cultural resources, generates returns on investment due to its relationship with other sectors such as tourism.

GRUPO TECOPY’s extensive experience on cultural heritage projects, acquired through the drafting of Strategic Cultural Land-Use Plans and more than ten Special Protection Plans, serves us well in the drafting of comprehensive management projects for which the main objectives are preserving, evaluating and disseminating heritage. These objectives go hand in hand with maintenance and improvement strategies.

The use of new technologies for analysis, inventories and diagnosis together with applications for management and dissemination distinguish the cultural heritage projects carried out by COTESA from the rest.

Examples of our work in land-use planning:

  • Management Plan for Ávila, declared World Heritage City by UNESCO. Instrument aimed at the integrated management of the city using its cultural heritage as a competitive advantage. Without forgetting its traditional commitments to the identification, preservation, protection, rehabilitation and transmission of its cultural values, Avila’s management plan established a strategy for how to understand and preserve these values, especially those related to their status as a World Heritage Site as declared by UNESCO.
  • Master Plan for the Camino Inglés for the Xunta de Galicia. Established a strategy aimed at the valorization of the region, which is traversed by this historic trail used by travelers who come by the northern seaside route to Santiago de Compostela.
  • Master Plan for the Caminos de Santiago en Castile-Leon. Strategic Plan for the analysis, diagnosis, proposal for action and sectoral plans to identify and promote all of the Camino de Santiago routes in Castile-Leon (Camino de Madrid, Camino del Norte, Ruta de la Plata, etc.).
  • Development of a 3D Spatial Data Infrastructure for the management of heritage. R&D project carried out in conjunction with CSIC (Center for Scientific Research), and Fundación las Médulas. This project approached cultural heritage management using the design of an innovative 3D SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructure) which is both scalable and modular and allows for the comprehensive management of both cultural landscape and cultural heritage declared by UNESCO to be World Heritage.
  • Special Plan for the Protection of the Toro Historic Area. Protection and valorization of the cultural heritage of a small city. To draft the plan, we used both traditional methods and new technologies to make later management easier.
  • Documentation for the definition of historic areas. COTESA has extensive experience preparing the documentation for the declaration of more than 25 historic areas: Ponferrada, Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Espinosa de los Monteros, Barco de Avila, Fuentes de Nava, Villasana de Mena, Villardeciervos , Villarcayo, Sasamón, Cervera de Pisuerga, Briviesca, Langa de Duero, Pineda de la Sierra, Valderas, Miranda de Ebro ...