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Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

Uruguay
Factors affecting the property in 2005*
  • Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
  • Management systems/ management plan
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports

Inappropriate architectural and urban design for a hotel-casino in a building block at the old harbour; Need to strengthen Management Planning for the historic quarter.

International Assistance: requests for the property until 2005
Requests approved: 1 (from 1994-1994)
Total amount approved : 5,000 USD
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2005

The State Party did not submit a formal report on the implementation of the Committee's decision, but has kept the Regional Adviser for World Heritage, based at the UNESCO office in Montevideo, informed on the progress in the various conservation issues.

The design for the hotel-casino is being further revised in the light of the recommendations issued by the ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission of May 2004, which had been reported to the World Heritage Committee at its 28th session.  To this date, this process has not been concluded.  At the same time, an environmental impact study is being undertaken that includes the archaeological survey of the area.

As to the Management Planning, the Commission for the Management Plan of Colonia is meeting regularly and to study and establish the basis for the Management Plan.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 2005
29 COM 7B.99
Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev,

2. Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.105 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3. Requests the State Party of Uruguay to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the progress in the revision of the hotel-casino project and the preparation of the management plan for the World Heritage property.

Draft Decision: 29 COM 7B.99

The World Heritage Committee,

1.  Having examined Document WHC-05/29.COM/7B.Rev,

2.  Recalling its Decision 28 COM 15B.105 adopted at its 28th session (Suzhou, 2004),

3.  Requests the States Party to keep the World Heritage Centre informed of the progress in the revision of the hotel-casino project and the preparation of the Management Plan for the World Heritage property.

Report year: 2005
Uruguay
Date of Inscription: 1995
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (iv)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 29COM (2005)
Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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