The Escuela de Arquitectura de Madrid has set up a unique and remarkable pedagogical experience, the “Gothic construction workshop”. In this workshop, real gothic ribbed vaults are built with the aim of acquiring a deeper understanding of gothic construction methods.

The centering of the vault, once finished, is removed every year and, later on, through a fracture test, the vault is demolished. These experiences are filmed by the Tele-Education team of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and are uploaded in Youtube UPM chanel.

Descimbrado de la Cúpula Gótica de Vandelvira (14/10/2008)

Demolición de la Cúpula Gótica de Vandelvira (04/02/2009)

Descimbrado completo Bóveda Gótica de Juan Guas (26/10/2009)

Demolición completa Bóveda Gótica de Juan Guas (18/12/2009)

Descimbrado Bóveda del Convento de San Esteban (22/10/2010)

Descimbrado de la Bóveda por cruceros Catedral de Mérida, Yucatán, México (7/10/2011)

Descimbrado de la bóveda de Joao del Castilho (05/10/2012)