Vil·la romana de Sant Joan Nord

Municipality: Sant Cugat del Vallès

Region: Vallès Occidental

Chronology: Early Roman.

Promoter: Inmobiliaria Colonial, SA

Dates: March-May 2015. December-2016 January 2016

The Roman villa of Sant Joan Nord is a settlement that was excavated in 2000 due to the immi-nent construction of a building on the area. The intervention was directed by archaeologist Gemma Caballé. Part of the remains was not affected by the work project, so it was decided to cover them again and protect them. Specifically, they were a great lacus and a channel, both of Early Roman chronology. At the beginning of 2015, the owner of this space decided to consoli-date and restore the two structures, in order to incorporate them into the gardens of the build-ings as a heritage element. Arqueò carried out the consolidation and restoration of the two elements according to the criteria of minimal intervention, respecting the archaeological stratigraphic relationships and applying and using the materials of the site. Mortars were made with eco-compatible materials. Thus, the intervention followed the policy of sustainability and eco-prevention with the environment.

After that, between the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, the company “Stoa, Heritage and Tourism” conducted the museology of the remains. However, the direction of the contents for the museology was the responsibility of Arqueò The graphic proposal that was pre-sented was a joint work between Arqueò, Stoa and illustrator Francesc Riart.