All types of Historical Heritage and of relevance to society must be protected, as stated in the Spanish Historical Heritage Law of 1985. These historical heritage assets that, due to their social and historical relevance and uniqueness, require protection, are declared Assets of Cultural Interest (BIC).

Once the decision is made to conserve these assets, their condition is assessed, since many of them are in ruins and out of use. In order to put them into operation, master plans are drawn up, which are the documents that establish the guidelines for future actions to enhance the value of these important assets of cultural interest (BIC).

The plans are based on a specific historical and geographical context in order to prepare a series of environmental, archaeological, pathological and legal studies, both of the buildings and of the surrounding exterior areas, to form the basis for deciding on the interventions to be carried out.

The last two master plans we have presented are “Villa Marco” in Campello and “Molí de Paper” in Ibi.

Villa Marco is a recreational villa located in the Huerta de Alicante in whose construction some of the usual eclectic criteria used from the nineteenth century and early twentieth century were used.

The main building is resolved in four floors and the current distribution of the floors responds to the successive interior reforms. On the south façade there is a porch and access to the property is through long, straight paths with rows of trees leading to a large courtyard. The garden was part of an agricultural estate that has evolved over the years and the tastes of the different owners. Among the auxiliary constructions of the garden are the neo-Gothic chapel, the cistern covered with fragments of stalactites and stalagmites from the Canelobre cave and the greenhouse.

The purpose of this Master Plan is to articulate the intervention to enhance the value of both the building and the garden.

The Molí de Paper de Ibi began operating in 1860 and over time was operated by several tenants from the nearby paper towns of Bañeres and Alcoy. Until after the splendor of cigarette paper and its handmade production, the Monte de Piedad de Alcoy forced the seizure and auction of the mill. It was then that the production of toys overtook the production of paper and became known as the toy village.

Subsequently it fell into disuse until the outbreak of the Civil War, when it became a reception colony that housed a multitude of children from different parts of Spain during the three years of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

The building consists of three main bodies and an interior courtyard. As of today, most of the woodwork is broken, making the openings open and accessible. Therefore, to prevent people from entering, those at ground level were walled up. Several collapses have made part of the building inaccessible, such as the second floor, due to the lack of stairs and the fragility of its forging, which is collapsing, along with the roof.

The Master Plan includes the list of elements to be preserved due to their importance within the building and their historical significance, as well as a subsequent action plan, which stipulates the phases of the process, assessing the viability of the whole.