Save Hospital Octávio Mangabeira!
Former Santa Terezinha Hospital Sanatorium, Bahia, Brazil, 1937-1942.

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo Brazil that Hospital Octávio Mangabeira (HEOM) is in high danger of being lost, due to the remodeling project proposed by the Secretaria de Saúde do Estado da Bahia  [Bahia State Secretary of Health, SESAB]), that leads to irreversibly damage of cultural value elements of this health heritage site developed in Bahia at the beginning of the 1940s: the former Santa Terezinha Hospital Sanatorium, an icon of the Bahian antituberculosis architecture, and one of the major projects responsible for the consolidation of Modern Architecture in the State. “The former Santa Terezinha Hospital, now HEOM, began construction…

Sign the petition! – Wrocław Sports Park
By Richard Konwiarz, Wrocław, Poland, 1920s

Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to the alarming situation of the Wrocław Sports Park, designed by Richard Konwiarz in 1924 and built from 1926 to 1928, when the city of Wrocław (then Breslau) was still part of Germany. This Olympic Complex was later extended in 1936-1939, and is now facing risk of demolition. This Olympic Complex is a world-class heritage site which was awarded with a brown medal on Olympic Competition of Arts and Literature in Los Angeles in 1932. The whole settlement is registered by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as a historic monument….

Update: Sign the petition! – Protect Modern Varosha
Varosha, Famagusta, Cyprus

Docomomo International would like to share the updates regarding the interventions in the Varosha area. Docomomo Cyprus and Docomomo International are strongly fighting to raise awareness of its importance as modern heritage and its current threats. “Varosha is a region at the southernmost edge of the city of Famagusta, with a beachfront filled with modernist hotels, resorts, and apartment buildings, which during the late 1960s, had established it as an international hub of tourism. Meanwhile, a significant number of other public buildings, housing and, even private villas increasingly advanced modernism into everyday life and transformed Varosha from the small town it…

North Sydney MLC building added to state heritage register
By Bates Smart and McCutcheon, 105 Miller Street, North Sydney, 1954-1957

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the MLC Building is now listed on the State Heritage Register. The Independent Planning Commission supported the Heritage Council’s recommendation to list the building and the Minister has concurred. However, as Scott Robertson, President of Docomomo Australia states, “whilst this battle has been won we now have to be vigilant when plans for the building’s refurbishment are submitted as the IPC report stated that substantial work could occur to the facades (even removal of fabric) and that the rear wing could be demolished if necessary.” To ensure that the heritage values of the…

Under threat – Casa Roja
By Rogelio Salmona, El Poblado, Medellín, Colombia, 1966

Docomomo International became aware that the Casa Roja, in El Poblado, Medellín, Colombia, designed by Rogelio Salmona, in 1966, is at risk of being demolished according to La Dirección de Patrimonio y Memoria, which received an issuance of the Construction License C2 for the development of a real estate project. “In this regard, and given the apparent imminent demolition of the house,  La Dirección de Patrimonio y Memoria makes a urgent call to the municipal administration, in order to protect this important legacy that the architect Salmona leaves to the city of Medellín – the only buildings designed by the…

Central Vista – Redevelopment Project
By Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, New Delhi, India, 1911-1931

Docomomo International would like to draw your attention for the proposed Redevelopment of the Central Vista in New Delhi, India, shared by the coordinator of the NSC 20C, ICOMOS India. ICOMOS India prepared the document Central Vista Heritage Resource Concerns and Intervention Parameters, in order to provide heritage-specific guidance and directions with the hope to ensure that well established heritage conservation norms and guidelines are adhered to the core values and character of the historic site are not adversely compromised in any manner. “Central Vista, the most iconic part of India’s capital city, valued worldwide as an exceptional urban ensemble,…

Nuclear Heritage: Chernobyl wants to become World Heritage

Docomomo International would like to share the news from the European Heritage Tribune entitled “Nuclear Heritage: Chernobyl wants to become World Heritage”. “Almost 35 years after the nuclear disaster in Ukraine, authorities hope to make the 30km Chernobyl Exclusion Zone a Unesco World Heritage site. To achieve the protected status, a place ‘must be of outstanding universal value’, according to UNESCO. The Ukrainian government hopes the preservation of the abandoned plant will attract more tourists. Oleksandr Tkachenko, the Ukrainian culture minister, believed that putting Chernobyl on the UNESCO heritage list is a first step towards making the former plant a…

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Plečnik Stadium – Update: Sign the petition
By Jože Plečnik, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1935

Docomomo Slovenia shared with Docomomo International news regarding the preservation of the Plečnik Stadium. As Docomomo International had already informed on our website (see the previous news here), the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning rejected the request to issuance a building permit for the BŠP project, meaning that this monument of national importance was saved from demolition. However, the stakeholders of BŠP company, private investor Joc Pečečnik, Municipality of Ljubljana and Olympic Committee of Slovenia, did not abandon the unappropriated project at the site of the monument. At a press conference in April 2021, all three stakeholders expressed their…

List of 7 Most Endangered monuments and heritage sites in Europe for 2021
by Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute

Europa Nostra – the European voice of civil society committed to cultural and natural heritage – together with its partner, the European Investment Bank Institute, announced on 8th April 2021 the List of 7 Most Endangered monuments and heritage sites in Europe for 2021: Achensee Steam Cog Railway, Tyrol, AUSTRIA Historic Cemetery Complex of Mirogoj, Zagreb, CROATIA Five Southern Aegean Islands, GREECE The Giusti Garden, Verona, ITALY Dečani Monastery, KOSOVO * Central Post Office in Skopje, NORTH MACEDONIA San Juan de Socueva Chapel and Hermitage, Cantabria, SPAIN “The announcement of the 7 Most Endangered sites 2021 was made at an online event co-hosted…

Fundação Pró-Memória de Indaiatuba
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Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo São Paulo Nucleus that the bill (published as Complementary Law 71/2021), which determines the extinction of the Fundação Pró-Memória de Indaiatuba, was approved. The Foundation, created by Law No. 3,081 of December 20, 1993, recently celebrated its 27 years of experience in actions related to the preservation of the historical heritage of Indaiatuba. The project, approved with a favorable vote of twelve councilors, on March 22, 2021 in a session of the Municipal Council of that county, determines the extinction of the Foundation in 90 days. The Fundação Pró-Memória, has a strong role in…