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…

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…

Update: Under Threat – Kala Academy
By Charles Correa, Goa, India, 1970s

Docomomo International became aware by the architect Nondita Correa Mehrotra, director, Charles Correa Foundation (CCF), that the renovation plans for Goa’s Kala Academy are underway, but there are questions related to its budged of Rs 50-crore. The Indian Express states “After Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant laid the foundation stone for the renovation of Kala Academy on April 5, there are questions being raised on the validity of the Rs 50-crore project. A prominent centre for promoting art and culture in Goa, Kala Academy that hosted numerous festivals and concerts since it opened in 1970, is in need of maintenance…

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…

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 – Old Port Authority Building
By Alexis Syriopoulos, Patras, Greece, 1960s

Docomomo Greece alerted Docomomo International that the old building of the Port Authority of Patras, Greece, designed by Alexis Syriopoulos in the late 1960s is threatened by the new master plan of the port of Patras, as according to it the building is to be demolished. Designed by Alexis Syriopoulos, who was an architect, painter, and lecturer at the NTU Athens School of Architecture from 1987 to 1992, the old Port Authority building results from the 1st prize he awarded in a pan-Hellenic architectural competition. The City of Patras launched in 2019 a 2-stages national architectural competition for the redesign…

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) “-…