Architecture We Love to Hate
Series of events

15 Controversial Modernist Buildings in Hong Kong Why are certain buildings being deemed ugly and worthless by some people but treasured by others? What are the bases for forming these different opinions? How do judgements made by professionals and the general public affect the perceived value of our built landscapes and their fate in ongoing urban development? This public engagement project,  co-organized by Docomomo Hong Kong and HKICON, with funding support from the Built Heritage Conservation Fund, Development Bureau, HKSAR Government. explored these questions by examining 15 controversial modernist buildings in Hong Kong. Some key questions to consider include: What…

Save the date: Docomomo International Student Workshop 2020 Tokyo
From 6th to 10th September 2020, Tokyo, Japan

Within the 16th International Docomomo Conference, Docomomo International, Docomomo Japan and the ISC/Educational and Training will organize the Docomomo International Student Workshop 2020 Tokyo that will be held between the 6th and the 10th September 2020, in Tokyo. The Workshop will count with the cooperation of the Architect Fumihiko Maki, winner of 1993 Pritzker Prize. The 16th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Tokyo, from the 10th to 13th September 2020, organized by Docomomo Japan, under the theme “Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities”. Dates to remember: 6th – 10th September 2020: Docomomo Student Workshop 10th -13th September 2020: 16th International Docomomo…

Courses: MBArch Master´s Degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture ETSAB-UPC, Course 2019-2020
Online pre-enrolment deadline: 5th July 2019

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. “The MBArch or Master´s Degree in Advanced Studies in Architecture-Barcelona is a postgraduate program (60 to 90 credits) that focuses on the contemporary architectural and urban project. It combines a set of programs with extensive experience that our university offered previously and that had a high level of international recognition, in a new integrated master.” “The specialization in Theory, History and Culture offers to graduates in architecture or graduated in humanistic disciplines a broad and rigorous training in the history, theory and criticism of architecture, as well as in the knowledge of the field of culture in relation to inhabited space, heritage and city. Main goals: Research. Search archives…

From 6th June to 2nd July 2019

The course aims to discuss about some significant experiences of twentieth century heritage restoration, in a framework that places modern architecture in urban regeneration scenarios. Each meeting, introduced by scholars and experts in the field and referring to general issues of a critical, regulatory and technological nature, will be illustrated by specific restoration projects, regarding to the intervention criteria, the various critical issues, problems faced and solutions adopted in the phase of planning and execution.   Organized by Docomomo Italia In collaboration with Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti Conservatori di Napoli e provincia   Venue: Headquarters of Ordine Architetti PCC…

2nd Course Arquitetos de Lisboa: Anos 20 do século XIX – Anos 50 do século XX
3rd May to 5th June 2019, Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

The 2nd course Arquitetos de Lisboa: Anos 20 do século XIX – Anos 50 do século XX (Lisbon Architects: the 20´s of the 19th century – the 50´s of the 20th century) is composed of seminars and will take place from May 3rd to June 5th, 2019, between 17:30 and 19:30, at the Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa. Aiming to a better understand of Architecture in Portugal, twelve lectures are organized to study relevant projects in the municipality of Lisbon from the mentioned period. Entrance is free, conditioned to the seats in the auditorium. Venue: Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa Rua…

Call for Registration: Cities in Asia Summer Program: Studio Singapore-Shanghai, June 24th to July 16th
Application deadline extension: May 20, 2019

“The International Summer Programme in Architecture: Cities in Asia (Studio Singapore-Shanghai) is a three-week credit-bearing course organised by the HKU Department of Architecture. Founded in 2010, it is an annual design and research studio that travels to multiple cities in Asia. Taught by a diverse group of faculty members from HKU and speakers from internationally renowned universities and independent research groups, the course offers participants an unrivaled learning experience within Asia’s most dynamic contexts. This year, the programme will travel to the cities of Singapore and Shanghai. In particular, students would study the effects of industry, manufacturing and other forms…

Event: MantovArchitettura 2019
9th May – 6th June 2019, Polo Territoriale di Mantova, Mantova, Italy

In May 2019 the Politecnico di Milano – Mantova Campus is organizing the recurring cultural event called MantovArchitettura. The initiative revolves around a rich programme of exhibitions, workshops, conferences and meetings with the protagonists of the international architecture culture. This year, the event will take place from 9th May to 6th June 2019. For more information, please visit the website. To see the full program please download the pdf attached below. [Italian]

Study Day: Towards a Modern Sustainable Heritage
2nd and 3rd May 2019, Montreal, Quebec

How to Intervene in a Culturally Responsible Way? in collaboration with the UQAM School of Design and the UQAM Heritage Institute Docomomo Québec and Provencher_Roy, a Montreal major architectural firm, an institutional member, organize a day of study on modern heritage and sustainable development at the Université du Québec à Montréal, on May 2 and 3, 2019. At the meeting architects, managers and professors concerned with the challenges of sustainable development to heritage assessment and intervention on the innovative architecture of the 20th century. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the historic renovation of the United Nations…

ICOMOS Student Competition 2019 “60 plus – Subway and Traffic Constructions”
Deadline for entries: 27th September 2019

Pleas for the Preservation of Subway and Traffic Facilities of the Post-war Period With the student competition, the organisers wish to continue the ICOMOS student competitions of 2015 “from 60 to 90” and 2017 “60plus XXL” and this time focus on the subway and traffic facilities of the post-war period. Analytical contributions on the significance, function and redevelopment or modernisation and transformation of listed traffic facilities are possible as well as conceptual contributions with proposals for conservation, restoration or conservation renewal and re-use. Deadline for entries is September 27, 2019 Find more details in the PDF  [German]

International Docomomo Workshop 2018: Education to Everybody / Structures in Ljubljana
24th -28th August 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Within the 15th International Docomomo Conference, the International Docomomo Workshop – “Education to Everybody / Structures in Ljubljana” will take place in took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 24 to 28 August 2018. Students can apply to participate until 24 April! Instructions and information about the workshop are available at: website