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
Sign the petition!

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…

Sign the petition! – Maison Zilveli
By Jean Welz, Paris, France, 1933

Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to the alarming situation of the Maison Zilveli, designed by Jean Welz, Paris, France, 1933. This masterpiece is threatened with demolition by the proprietor in order to almost double the accommodation. The two storey home sits on the top of a hillside on stilts, in a narrow strip of land just 6 meters by 30 meters, and suspended five meters above the ground. It is rectangular shaped measuring 20 meters long by 4.5 meters wide and hovers over the cliffside with one window that frames the view over Montmartre and the basilica…

Save La Butte Rouge Garden City!
Châtenay-Malabry, France, 1931-1965

Docomomo International would like to withdraw your attention to the alarming situation that the Butte Rouge Garden City, in Châtenay-Malabry, is still facing. This Garden City is threatened by the intention of the mayor of the city to accept the demolition of 15 buildings, despite all the efforts undertaken. In order to continue to raise awareness, the Pritzker Prize and Grand Prix national de l’architecture (the highest French prize for architecture) award-winners wrote a letter to Roselyne Bachelot, the French Minister of Culture. “The Garden-city of la Butte Rouge has been recognized as one of the most exceptional social housing…

Sign the petition – Normandie Hotel
By Félix Benítez and Raúl Reichard, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1942

Docomomo International together with Docomomo Puerto Rico are willing to raise awareness regarding the risk of demolition of  the Normandie Hotel, designed by Félix Benítez and Raúl Reichard, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1942. The Normandie Hotel is part of the national heritage and is a landmark for the Old San Juan area. Instead of its demolition, solutions to repair and renovate can be found to make good use of its structure. As Pachi Ortiz stated, “Preserving historic buildings is critical to preserving our nation’s heritage and history. It is also environmentally correct and practical, basically it is a large-scale recycling….

Under threat – Alfa Romeo Factory Technical Offices
by Ignazio Gardella, Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Jacopo Gardella, Arese, Italy, 1967-1974

Docomomo International became aware that the Alfa Romeo Factory Technical Offices in Arese (Milan, Italy) designed by Ignazio Gardella, Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Jacopo Gardella,  between 1967 and 1970 and inaugurted in 1974, is at risk of being demolished according the disposal by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group. “The former Alfa Romeo Technical Center, the work of architects Ignazio Gardella, Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Jacopo Gardella, (…) is one of the Italian architectural masterpieces of the twentieth century, built between 1970 and 1974 as a “door” to the large Arese plant, at the time when Giuseppe Eugenio Luraghi was president…

Under Threat – Surgical Pavilion
By Petr Kropáček, Mukachevo, Ukraine, 1928–1930

Docomomo International became aware by Uzhhorod Modernism project that the Surgical Pavilion, designed by Petr Kropáček, in Mukachevo, Ukraine, 1928-1930 is threatened due to the ongoing works that will lead to the irreversible loss of the heritage value of this building. “The Surgical Pavilion in Mukachevo was built in 1928-1930 according to the project of the famous Czech architect Petr Kropaček. The best known architectural object designed by Kropáček is a summer residence of the second President of Czechoslovak Republic Edvard Beneš at Sezimovo Ústí. This building is a unique example of a medical complex of interwar modernism with a…

Under Threat – Weyerhaeuser International Campus
By Edward Charles Bassett (SOM) and Peter Walker (SWA), Federal Way, WA, USA, 1972

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo US that the Weyerhaeuser International Campus, Federal Way, WA, USA is currently threatened by the proposed large-scale development plan by Industrial Realty Group. “Located 25 miles south of Seattle, WA in the City of Federal Way, the Weyerhaeuser International campus is a sprawling 260-acre wooded site that includes the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters building with recreational and forested areas. Designed by architect Edward Charles “Chuck” Bassett of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) and Peter Walker of Sasaki, Walker and Associates (SWA) and PWP Landscape Architecture, and completed in 1972, the Weyerhaeuser Company’s headquarters was the…

Sign the petition – Ex Panificio Militare
Florence, Italy, 1933

Docomomo International, as also Docomomo Italy are willing to raise awareness regarding the risk of being demolished that the Ex Panificio Militare, Florence, Italy, 1933, is facing, due to a project that foresees the complete demolition of the complex to build on the same site a new shopping center. Dating from the period between both world wars, the Ex Panificio Militare, former Military Bakery, complex is composed by several different buildings that form a trapezoidal insula within a densely built urban area of Florence. Even not having any specific and valuable architectural characteristics, the complex has a local cultural and…

Under Threat: Dhaka University’s TSC building
By Constantinos Doxiadis, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1960s

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo Greece that Dhaka University’s TSC building, Dhaka, Bangladesh, designed by Constantinos Doxiadis in the early 1960s, is under threat due to a current proposal that means its demolition and replacement by a new multi-story structure. This is recently the second Modern Movement masterpiece in Dhaka that is under high risk to be demolished – also the Kamalapur Railway Station, designed by Daniel Dunham and Robert Boughey for Berger Consulting, 1961-1968 is in danger of being demolished (see heritage in danger). Unexpected by students, alumni, and residents of Dhaka, the historical Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) “-…