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    Lecture: African Modernity: Modern Architecture in Angola and Mozambique

    28th February, Room B-214, College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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    by Ana Tostões (ed.), Lisboa: IST Press, 2016

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    Conference: The Third mASEANa International Conference

    12th-13th March 2017, Tokyo, Japan

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    The Second mASEANa International Conference

    12th-14th January 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam

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    Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2)

    Modern Lisbon

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    Shop Online: Proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference

    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future

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    14th International Docomomo Conference – Thank you!

    6th – 9th September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future (6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal)

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    International Docomomo Workshop - The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study

    1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List

    40th Session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, Istanbul, Turkey, 17 July 2016

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    14th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, FCG, Portugal

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    14 IDC - International Docomomo Tours

    4, 5 Sept 2016, Lisbon; 10-12 Sept 2016, North of Portugal

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    Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1)

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    DOCOMOMO International Workshop ( 1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal)

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    Conferences: Project, Histoire, Construction. Nouveaux regards sur le patrimoine récent

    3rd March - 30th May 2016, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

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    14th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    14th International Docomomo Conference 2016

    Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future, 1-12 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Docomomo Virtual Exhibition

    23 November 2015, Técnico - University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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    Launching of Docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After

    9 November 2015, Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France

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    Docomomo Journal 53 (2015/2)

    LC 50 Years After

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    CALL FOR PAPERS - 14th International Docomomo Conference 2016

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    Exhibition: Retrospective “Jasper Morrison: Thingness”

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    Call for sessions: 6th International Congress on Construction History

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    Exhibition: «Dans l’intimité de l’Atelier du 35, rue de Sèvres» Point de vue d’un amateur, Ernest Weissmann Bobines inédites / 1929-1930

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    Book Launch: "Arquitectura. A Praça da Autonomia, Pedagogia, Epistemologia, Pensamento Crítico"

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    Exhibition: Bauhaus in Motion

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    Call for papers: AESOP 2017 - PhD AVEIRO WORKSHOP - Spaces of Dialog for Places of Dignity: Challenges for Planning Research

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    Call for papers: ISCH Prize Competition 2017 for Cultural Historians

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    Call for papers: 10th International Congress: The History of Modern Spanish Architecture

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    Call for papers: III International Congress on Sustainable Collective Housing

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    Call for papers: VIII AISU CONGRESS City, Travel, Tourism

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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2017

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    Call for papers: Dictators and Degenerates: Modernism, Fascism and the Pursuit of Culture

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    Isaías Cardoso (1922-2017)

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    Call for papers: II International Conference Electroacoustic Winds 2017: SYNCHRESIS – Audio Vision Tales

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    Doctor Honoris Causa: Kenneth Frampton

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    Seminar: II Seminário da Arquitectura Moderna na Amazônia

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    Exhibition: The House Talks Back

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    Exhibition: The Norwegian Glasshouse

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    Exhibition: Gio Ponti: L´Infinito Blu

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    Exhibition: Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in Dialogue with Svere Fehn

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    Publication: La Arquitectura en un Clima de Cambio — Una Guía para el Diseño Sostenible

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    Symposium: La Villa Church de Ville d´Avray 1927-1929

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    Exhibtion: Francisco Barata. Continuare Innovando

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    Exhibition: What About Happiness on the Building Site?

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    SAH Statement on the Recent US Immigration Ban

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    Exhibition: José Almada Negreiros: a Way of Being Modern

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    OA President: José Manuel Pedreirinho

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    Workshop: Barrios, Ciudades y Pueblos del S.XX

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    Virtual Exhibition: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade

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    Call for papers:10th Making Cities Liveable Conference

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    Tribute: Nuno Teotónio Pereira

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    Call for Papers: SACRPH 17th National Conference on Planning History

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    Call for Papers: Art and Architecture: Made by Women

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    Exhibition: Peter Cook. Retrospective

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    Exhibition: Città e Architetture Industriali - Il Novecento a Modena

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    Conference: Le Corbusier and the Drawing

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    Exhibition: 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

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    Conservation Management Project: Paimio Sanatorium Conservation Management Plan 2016

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    Event: La Arquitectura Hospitalaria y el INER

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    Call for Curators: 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale edition

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    Call for Papers: African Urban Planning

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    Call for Papers: Colloquium

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    Call for Papers: EAHN4: Urban Histories in Conflict

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    Call for Abstracts: URB/DOCONF 2017: Facing Post-War Urban Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe

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    Publication: St Peter´s, Cardross - Birth, Death and Renewal

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    Call for abstracts: 4th WTA International PhD Symposium

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    Call for Papers: Modernism Today

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    Event: Donation of Alfredo Matos Ferreira’s archive to Fundação Marques da Silva

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    Call for Papers: Built Heritage: A Cultural Impulse for Urban and Rural Development

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    Call for Papers: Interfaces: Architecture. Engineering. Science

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    Exposition: Axel Ghyssaert, Modern Wonen In en Rond Brugge

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    Exhibition: Ciudad Duhart

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    Call for Abstracts: Urban Heritage Activism

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    Conference: Picturesque Modernities. Architectural Regionalism as a Global Process (1890-1950)

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    Exhibition Opening: World Histories of Architecture

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    Call for Abstracts: Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?

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    Call for Proposals/International Workshop: Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe, 1945 – 1975.

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    Conference: Mies van der Rohe und die Bildlichkeit der Architektur

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    Call for Applicants: urbanHist 15 PhD Positions

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    Winner Announcement: 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

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    Exhibition: Cuban Architects At Home and In Exhile: The Modernist Generation

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    Exhibition: One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

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    Exhibition: Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation

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    Exhibition: Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

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    Exhibition: Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

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    Call for Papers for the Panel: The Built Environment Through the Colonial Periodical Press

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    Lecture: 1966: A Memorable Year for Irish Architecture? Emerging Georgianism, Exurban Housing and a Garden for Remembrance

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    News: Conservation of Louis Kahn’s Salk Institue

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    Conference: International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Disaster Management (ICCADM-16)

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    Call for Abstracts: Rejecting/Reversing Architecture

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    Conference Cycle: Tous à la Plage!

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    News: 7 Most Endangered Programme

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    Workshop: Pier Luigi Nervi in the United States: Major Projects and Teaching

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    Call for Feedback: Ross House

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    Book Presentations: Concrete and Culture and Algarve Building

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    Trade Fair: Denkmal

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    Award: Lacaton & Vassal wins Lisbon Triennale Millennium BCP Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Exhibition: Del camp a la casa. Els poblats de colonització de les Terres de Ponent

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    Exhibition: Totally Lost 2016

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    Conference: Habitat III

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    Award: Caruso St John’s Newport Street Gallery wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2016

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    Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden

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    Prize: Prix de la

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    Call for Abstracts: Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?

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    Internship: ATHIS-CIALP

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    Tour: Recorridos por la Arquitectura del siglo XX. La obra y su autor

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    Publication: Les dispositifs du confort dans l´architecture du XXe siècle: connaissance et stratégie de sauvegarde

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    MAAT´s Grand Opening

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    World Heritage inscription of “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier”

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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Fall 2016

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    Symposium: ICOMOS Annual General Assembly, Advisory Committee and Scientific Symposium

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    Arquiteturas Film Festival 2016: RehabNation

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    2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards finalists

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    Debate: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade - “A ideologia do Boulevard: das experiências de Paris à refundação das cidades europeias”

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    4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale

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    Round Table: 10th Associations Round Table Europe

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    Round Table: 4th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific

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    Book Launch: José Isaías Cardoso. Um Moderno na Figueira da Foz

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    Forum: From Postwar to Postmodern – 20th Century Built Cultural Heritage - The 6th Baltic Sea Region Cultural Heritage Forum

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    Symposium: Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona, 1929: Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe

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    Article: The Legacy of the 20th Century Architecture: Administrative Protection Versus Effective Safeguard

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    Exhibition: Berenice Abbott – Photographs

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    Exhibition: Neighbourhood, Where Álvaro meets Aldo

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    Publication: OASE 96 | Social Poetics - The Architecture of Use and Appropriation - Now available

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    Call for papers: Colóquio Internacional Arquitectura Popular - Tradição e Vanguarda

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    Initiative: A Construção da Avenida através da fotografia | World Photo Day

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    Publication: Greek Architecture in the 20th and 21st century: History, Theory, Criticism - Andreas Giacumacatos, editor

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    Publication: Vertical Urban Factory by Nina Rappaport

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    Publication: The Legacy of 20th century Architecture - Administrative Protection versus Effective Safeguard by Richard Klein

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    Prize: 2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards | Finalists

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    Photography Competition: Harry Page Photo Competition

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    Announced Grants: Keeping it Modern - Getty Conservation Grants

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    Building 156

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    Workshop: Neighbourhoods - The Big Reset on Neighbourhood Design. 3rd International Summer School in Design in Urbanism

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    Initiative: Un Dia, Una Arquitecta

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    Exhibition: The Frankfurt Art School – Modernism on the Main

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    Exhibition: Panoramas de la Ciudad: La Escuela de París, 1900–1945

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    Publication: Algarve Building - Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965

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    Prize: Décima Edicón Premio Iberoamericano SCA CICoP 2O16 | Obras sobre el Patrimonio Edificado

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    Call for Entries: 2016 Simon Architecture Prize

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    Call for abstracts: 14th Forum of History and Critique of Modern Architecture

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    Extensive Purchases for the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin

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    Conference: Miguel Mendes e as Culturas Construtivas Locais no desenvolvimento sustentável

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    Call for Nominations: WMF / Knoll Modernism Prize

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    Four new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

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    European Commission proposes European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018

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    IAPH Journal for Cultural Heritage Research

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    Film projection: Melbourne Film | Brutalism Love Fest

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    Call for Papers: From Refugees to Restitution: Nazi Looted Art in the UK

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    Call for papers: The Royal Palace in the Europe of Revolutions

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    Exhibition: Architecture as Evidence

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    Call for Papers: Immaginare il Mediterraneo - Art, Architecture, Photography

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    Exhibition: Fora do Padrão – Lembranças da Exposição de 1940

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    Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Mental Healthcare

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    Call for Papers: 2016 Conference on Asia-Pacific Religious Culture Heritage Conservation

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    Call for Entries: 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    Seminar: Salvaguarda do Património - Aprendendo com a Internacionalização

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    Manuel Gomes da Costa (1921-2016)

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    Exhibition: Eduardo Souto de Moura - Continuidade

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    Exhibition: The House that Modernism Built

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    Exhibition: Lucia Moholy, Cien Años Después

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    Exhibition: Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and Philip Johnson

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    Congress: 2nd International Congress on Luso-Brazilian Construction History

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    Exhibition: Le Età del Grattacielo. Il “Pirelli” a sessant’anni dalla posa della prima pietra

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    Call for Papers: OASE 98 | Narrating Urban Landscapes

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    Awards: Phyllis Lambert wins Wolf Prize for the Arts, by the Wolf Foundation

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    Publication: A Cartographic Turn - Mapping and the Spatial Challenge in Social Sciences

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    Call for Papers: Between Paper and Pixels - Transmedial Traffic in Architectural Drawing

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    Call: Bruno Zevi Prize 2016

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    Industrial Heritage 2016. European Contact Weekend for Industrial Heritage Volunteers and Associations

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    L´Erma C Prize

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    Exhibition: Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979

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    Exhibition: Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

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    Restoration of Milan’s Torre Arcobaleno

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    Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Schools and Education

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    Conference: Beyond the Pages | Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures

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    Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Hospitals and Healthcare

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    Conference: MoA Book Club: Radical Pedagogies, Architectural Education and the British Tradition

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    Exhibition: Eero Aarnio

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    Competition: Collective Habitat

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    Call for papers: JOELHO 7 - Learning from Modern Utopias

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    Conference: Le patrimoine bati contemporain en beton a-t-il un avenir? La restauration de l’Unite d’habitation de Marseille

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    Workshop: Genoa Summer School 2016

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    Call for papers: Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art

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    Conference: Innovation in University spatial planning & design: the ´Educational Campus´ as a global paradigm, by Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo

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    Exhibition: Europas beste Bauten. European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

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    Film projection: ‘A Encomenda’

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    Call for papers: Theory´s History, 196X-199X - Challenges in the historiography of architectural knowledge

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    Conference: Public Space. Fights and Fictions

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    Exhibition: Architecture in Competition: A Critical Journey through Portuguese Modernity

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    Films: Bêka & Lemoine´s complete work acquired by MoMA

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    Conference: Back to the City. Urbanism, Density and Housing 1976-2016

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    Awards Ceremony and Symposium: The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture

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    Course: PhD Programme in Architecture

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    Call for Case Studies: Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings

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    Conference: EFFESUS Final Conference

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    Announced Winners: 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    Exhibition: Albert Kahn: Under Construction

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    European Commission proposes European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018

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    Congress: 2016 European Heritage Congress

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    Conference: A Moradia Brasileira - Habitação e Cidade Democrática

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    Exhibition: Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise

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    Call: Seminario TH Arquitectura y Modernidad en Contextos Regionales

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    Publication: TSAM: sauvegarde de l´architecture du 20e siècle

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    International Colloquium: Nostalgias do futuro? Histórias e legados cruzados da modernidade

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    Awards: X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU)

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    Conference: 5th International Scientific Conference “Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia”

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    Open House: 2nd Edition Open House Oporto

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    Seminar: Designing for the refugee crisis

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    Awards: Phyllis Lambert wins the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize by the American Acadey of Arts and Letters

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    Conference: SAH 2016 Annual International Conference

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    Conference: Rescuing Ruins

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    Call for papers: Sessão Livre, Revista Urbana

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    Exhibition: Miguel Jacobetty — um escritorio para apartamento

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    Event: Oslo Architecture Triennale

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    Belgium

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    Exhibition: Arquitectura em Concurso: Percurso Crítico pela Modernidade Portuguesa

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    Publication: La arquitectura moderna em Latinoamérica. Antología de autores, obras e textos

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    Publication: TAP Portugal: imagem de um povo

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    Call for papers: Examination of Architecture and Urban Design in the Second Half of the 20th Century

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    Congress: II Congresso Internacional de Habitação Coletiva Sustentável

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    Seminar: 5th Meeting of Historical Gardens Managers

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    Exhibition: Textile Design Today — From Experiment to Series

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    Colloquium: Universalism and globalisation

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    Announced President: Architect Rui Leão was elected President of CIALP

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    Claude Parent (1923-2016)

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    Cultural Events: As 3 Ecologias - Social, Pessoal, Ambiental

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    Symposium: Parity Talks

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    Publication: España y Alemania en la Edad Contemporánea, by Walther L. Bernecker (ed.)

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    Conference: Adaptive Reuse - Modernity Towards a Better Future

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    Conference: The 17th International Planning History Conference

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    Open Call: Arquitecturas Film Festival 2016 Rehab Nation

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    Call: Workshop EREHWON

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    Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016: Associated Projects

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    Call for Books: De Gruyter - Open Access Book Program

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    The Venice Biennale 2016: The Nordic Pavilion Exhibition

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    Guided Tour: Singular Houses - Palau Baró de Quadras

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    Nomination Proposal for the World Heritage List: Corbusier´s Work

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    Call: The Flanders Architecture Institute - International Newsletter

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    A+D Museum Expands The Stephen Kanner Education Center

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    Results: Reworking the Economic Miracle in Wolfsburg - Workshop 2014

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    Results: Reworking the Reconstruction Era in Berlin - Workshop 2013

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    Results: Reworking the Bauhaus-Era in Dessau - Workshop 2012

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    Course: Arquitectura i Cinema - Ciutats Al Cinema + Visions de Barcelona

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    Results: Call for Intervention Strategies for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 - After Belonging

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    Scholarship: Professional Master Course in Preservation of Cultural Heritage

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    Workshop & Exhibition: Bauhaus Lab 2016 - Desk in Exile

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    Exhibition: The Other Architect

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    Exhibition: Endless House - Intersections of Art and Architecture

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    Competition: Pondorly - A New Arc de Triomphe for Paris

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    Conference: Modern Heritage – Identifying, Assessing and Managing its Protection and Conservation

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    Virtual Exhibition: Les films des Entreprises Boussiron

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Tour to Otsuchi
18th-19th March, Otsuchi, Japan
DATE: 18/3/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, did a tour around Otsuchi and Kirikiri, Japan, last weekend, 18th-19th March, with professors and students from The University of Tokyo, to visit modern architecture of the area.

Due to the tragic tsunami deluge of Otsuchi on March 11, 2011, 52% of the residential area (= 431ha) was submerged under water and 1,284 lives were lost. The death toll reduced the population by nearly 10%. About 4,000 people who lost their houses are still living in temporary housing scattered over 48 sites. Prof. Ana Tostões, met Ken Sasaki, Manager for City Council Secretariat, at the town office, to know all the efforts that are being done to reconstruct the city and all the facilities with the Otsuchi Master Plan for Reconstruction.

Otsuchi Master Plan for Reconstruction: website

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page
The Chair of Docomomo International visits Marunouchi and Ginza, in Tokyo
16th March, Marunouchi and Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 16/3/2017
Last 16th March, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, visited Marunouchi and Ginza, in Tokyo, through a guided tour by the Professor Yasushi Zenno, and accompanied by the Ginza Association, an association who works intensively to preserve and maintain the unique and exquisite Ginza character.

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page

Roundtable: Brazilian Modern Architecture and its International Influence
28th March 2017, Embassy of Brasil, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 28/3/2017
On 28th March 2017, a roundtable discussion about Brazilian modern architecture and its international influence will be led by the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, and moderated by Ambassador André Corrêa do Lago, curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, at the Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo, Japan.

This iniative is co-organized between Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo, Docomomo International and Tokyo University.
The Chair of Docomomo International visits the Yamanashi Cultural Center
21st March, Kofu City, Japan
DATE: 21/3/2017
Last 21st March 2017, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, visited the Yamanashi Cultural Center (1969), Kofu City, Japan, designed by Kenzo Tange.

This building is an outstanding example of rehabilitation after being undergoing earthquake retrofitting which expects to extend the building’s lifespan for another 50 years.

Before the visit, Prof. Ana Tostões had a meeting in Tange Associates office with Paul Noritaka Tange (in the picture) to know more about the rehabilitation project.


The visit was accompanied by:
the Executive Vice President of Tange Associates, Architect Tomohino Kimura
the President of Yamanashi Cultural Center, Eiichi Noguchi
the Facility Manager of Yamanashi Cultural Center, Ken Hosaka

Rehabilitation details: website

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page
The Chair of Docomomo International visits the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
20th March, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 20/3/2017
Last Monday, 20th March 2017, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, visited the Japanese Concert Hall, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (1961), in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Kunio Maekawa. The visit was accompanied by the Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University, Dr. Eng. Seiichi Fukao.
The Chair of Docomomo International interview Fumihiko Maki
20th March, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 20/3/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, interview Fumihiko Maki in is office, in Tokyo, last 20th March.

The interview will be available soon.

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook page
DOCOMOMO Member Card & Protocols
Check out the institutions list!
DATE: 28/2/2017
Docomomo International informs that Docomomo Member Cards 2017 were sent to Docomomo members, this month.

DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL MEMBER CARD BENEFITS

PARTNERS INSTITUTIONS

• Villa Tugenhadt [Czech Republic]: Free entrance.
• Museum of Estonian Architecture [Estonia]: 10% discount in the bookshop.
• Alvar Aalto Museum [Finland]: Free entrance and 15% discount in the museum shop.
• Keski-Suomen Museo [Finland]: Free entrance.
• Muuratsalo Experimental House [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours.
• Studio Aalto [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours and 15% discount in the museum shop.
• The Aalto House [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours and 15% discount in the museum shop.
• Villa Kokkonen [Finland]: Reduced ticket (9,50€) on their two guided tours: Listen to the Architecture and Connecting Alvar Aalto and Jean Sibelius.
• HARG House [France]: One day free per week attendance
• Villa Noailles [France]: 30% off in publications.
• Fondazione Franco Albini [Italy]: 20% off on guided tours.
• CIALP [Portugal]: Free activities.
• Lisbon Architecture Triennale [Portugal]: Free activities.
• Museum of Yugoslav History [Serbia]: Free entrance to the museum and reduced fee to their conferences.
• Museum of Architecture and Design [Slovenia]: 10% discount on MAO publications. 10% off on all MAO events tickets.
• Maison Blanche [Switzerland]: Reduced fee for docomomo International members: 7 CHF.
• Schweizeriches Architecture Museum [Switzerland]: Reduced ticket (8CHF) and 30% off the price of special events.
• Van Schijndel House [The Netherlands]: 50% off the regular ticket and 10% discount in the English or Dutch edition of the book Van Schijndel House.
• Museum of Architecture [UK]: Priority for MoA programming and events.
• Canadian Centre for Architecture [Canada]: Free admission to the exhibitions, 10% discount on all purchase at the CCA bookshop, 25% discount on all CCA publications and invitations to all official public openings.
• Historic New England - Gropius House [US]: 50% off the regular ticket.
• Liljestrand House [US]: 20% discount on suggested rate for Tour of Architect Vladimir Ossipoff’s Liljestrand House.
• MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House [US]: 50% off price general admission for Docomomo card holders and $10 discount on MAK Center First Fridays, only for docomomo card holders paying to visit all three MAK Center houses ($50 fee reduced to $40).
• Manitoga House [US]: Extension of their Basic Manitoga Membership discounts: unlimited free access to trails, membership discount for House Studio and Landscape Tour, Invitation to Cocktail walks and seasonal special events, 10% discount on Manitoga merchandise, opportunity to enroll in members only Summer Nature & Design Camp (ages 5-12).
• Neutra Silverlake Museum [US]: Free admission to the museum.
• Casa Curutchet [Argentina]: Special price ticket $10.
• Casa del Puente [Argentina]: Reduced fee in the ticket and possibility of attending special activities.
• Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo [Mexico]: Specialized tours in the museum.
• Cultura Chacao [Venezuela]: Two tickets to the architectural, touristic or culinary tours and two tickets to the plays presented in the Sala Cabrujas or in the Centro Cultural of Cultura Chacao.
• Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv [Israel]: 20% off in publications, in the Center and online.
• National Museum of Western Art [Japan]: Free admission to the Permanent Collection.
• Mies van der Rohe Pavilion [Spain]: Free admission

COLLABORATING DOCOMOMO CHAPTERS
Check docomomo chapters pages for more information on agenda. docomomo International members are welcomed to attend all the events.

• Mexico: www.esteticas.unam.mx/Docomomo/
• New Zealand: www.docomomo.org.nz
• Scotland: www.docomomoscotland.org.uk
• Serbia: contact them for help organizing a tour of the Modern Movement in Serbia, www.docomomo-serbia. org/cms/
• Slovakia: www.register.ustarch.sav.sk/index.php/en/docomomo
• Slovenia: contact for help organizing a Modern Movement tour in Slovenia, www.docomomo.si
• South Africa: saia.org.za
• Turkey: twitter.com/docomomo_tr
• US: www.docomomo-us.org
• Venezuela: www.docomomovenezuela.blogspot.pt

This list of protocols is a work in progress, so please keep in touch with docomomo International in order to be updated.
Interview: Ana Tostões on I-House Quarterly
14th March, Newsletter I-House Quarterly, Japan
DATE: 14/3/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, was interviewed by the Japanese newsletter "I-House Quarterly" on the last 14th March, at International House of Japan (by Kunio Maekawa, Junzo Sakakura, Junzo Yoshimura, gardens by Ogawa Jihei, Tokyo, 1955).

The full interview will be available in the next number of newsletter "I-House Quarterly" in June 2017.

More details: website

Photo: The Chair of Docomomo Japan, Hiroshi Matsukuma and the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões.
Symposium: Architectural and Planning Cultures across Regions: Digital Humanities Collaboration Toward Knowledge Integration
26th-27th March, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
DATE: 26/3/2017
Between 26th-27th the Symposium Architectural and Planning Cultures across Regions: Digital Humanities Collaboration Toward Knowledge Integration will be held at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

The chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, will comment the presentations with Akiko Okabe.

"The main objective of this symposium is to discuss the potential and the limits that technologies of information offer to integrate architectural and planning cultures across regions. We invite well-established and promising historians, theoreticians and critics of architecture, urban design and planning to evaluate the processes of production of knowledge in these fields. 
These fields of knowledge production have developed in order to contribute to a critical assessment of the models, technologies, forms, methods and materials used in the making of architecture, cities and villages across the world. These fields developed in order to train and inform the professionals practically engaged in shaping the spaces inside and outside cities with the fundamental tasks of orienting and criticizing the modernization of cities and architecture in a global scale.
The debate about the modernization of cities and architecture has overcome several intellectual crises illustrated in the apparition and disappearance of terminologies, such as, post-colonial, post-modern, and post-environmental. The challenge nowadays is to produce knowledge useful for the design and planning of spaces inside and outside cities that takes into consideration a variety of values and perspectives operating in a global scale and by varied disciplines at different levels. In this context, for producing a well-informed architectural and planning culture, it is necessary to take into consideration the conceptual, organizational, formal and material references coming from urban-rural, modern-traditional, international-local, government-community interactions in different regions across the world. 
Nowadays, historians, theoreticians and critics of architecture, urban design and planning have access to a huge quantity and diversity of information. They are impelled to engage into the disclosure of the knowledge produced at a local level for a larger global audience. At the same time, they need to think about how certain criteria and standards permit or impede the comparison and the sharing of this knowledge being produced in varied contexts. These are important challenges of the 21st century that they have now to tackle in order to produce an architectural and planning culture that is critical, updated and global in scope. 
In order to address this challenge, we invite historians, theoreticians and critics of architecture, urban and regional planning and design to discuss:
What are the benefits and obstacles for integrating knowledge through the use of new technologies in digital humanities?
How would these new technologies impact the way we produce knowledge in the fields of history, theory and critics of architecture, design and planning?"

Detailed program: PDF below

More details: website
Conference: The Third mASEANa International Conference
12th-13th March 2017, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 12/3/2017
The Third mASEANa International Conference — Modern Architectural Heritage in ASEAN and Japan — was held in the National Museum of Western Art and in The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, between 12th and 13th March 2017.

"ASEAN countries today are taken an impressive leap forward. Yet in the whirlpool of the growth, many significant pieces of modern architecture are about to vanish before their value is truly recognised. Deeply concerned with this issue, in November 2015, Docomomo Japan and The Japan Foundation launched "mASEANa Project" as a platform for international discussion.
In this March in Tokyo, mASEANa provides the opportunity to discuss recent activities in Vietnam, modern architecture surveys in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and highlights from the International Conference Pioneers of modern Architecture held in Hanoi in January 2017. In addition, with reference to the inscription of National Museum of Western Art, designed by Le Corbusier in Tokyo, as a World Heritage Site, we reconsider the meaning of the Convention and particularities as well as universality within modern architecture in Asia."

Docomomo International will continue collaborating with mASEANa project, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in the ASEAN countries.

The mASEANa Project 2015-2020: Appreciating Asian Modern is a project promoted by docomomo Japan that came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation with The Toyota Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.

More details: mASEANa Project Facebook

Schedule information: PDF below

Photographic report: Day 1 + Day 2
The Chair of Docomomo International visits Okayama
9th March 2017, Okayama, Japan
DATE: 9/3/2017
Last 9 March, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, had an audience with the Deputy Mayor of Okayama, Mr. Yasuomi Ebash, at the prefecture of Okayama (Kunio Maekawa, 1952-57), in Japan, to discuss the future of modern buildings in the city, and with Administrator of the Hayashibara Museum of Art (by Kunio Maekawa, 1964), Mr. Akihiro Kemmotsu, before visiting the building.

Lectures: Modern Architecture in Global Context: Dialogue with Professor Ana Tostões
24th January – 8th March 2017, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 24/1/2017
The chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, overlooked the Modernity in Global Architecture through a series of 4 architectural dialogues that took place at the University of Tokyo, Japan, between 24th January and 8th March 2017. In the last one, Hiroyasu Fujioka presented "Japanese Modern: Learning from Tradition" with Ana Tostões comments. These 45-minute presentations were followed by discussion with the audience.
All sessions were held at Kasaoka Lounge, C Block, second floor, IIS, The University of Tokyo. The coordinators are Shin Muramatsu and Yoshiyuki Yamana.

1. Brazilian modern: Modern Movement in Latin America:
1800-2100 pm, 24 January, 18-21pm
Moderator: Yasuko Kamei, Commentator: Yoshiyuki Yamana
Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page

2.The Modern and Portuguese Modern: Center and Periphery of Modern Architecture in Europe
14 February, 18-21pm
Moderator: Yasuko Kamei, Commentator: Yoshitake Doi
Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page

3.African Modern: Modern in Developing Countries
22 February, 18-21pm
Presenter: Ana Tostoes, Moderator: Yasushi Zenno, Commentator: Shin Muramatsu
Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page

4.Japanese Modern: Learning from Tradition
8 March, 18-21pm
Presenter: Hiroyasu Fujioka, Moderator: Yasushi Zenno, Commentator: Ana Tostões
Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page

More details: PDF below
The Chair of Docomomo International visits Okinawa
4th-5th March, Okinawa, Japan
DATE: 4/3/2017
Last 4-5 March, the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented the lecture: "Diversity of Modern Architecture, the African Case" in the Museum of Okinawa, Naha, and had an audience with the Deputy Mayor of Naha, Mr. Satoru Chinen, and the Vice-Chair of Docomomo Japan, Mr. Yoshiyuki Yamana, to discuss the future of the Naha Siminnkaikan (Naha Civic Center).

The Naha Siminnkaikan (designed by Nobuyoshi KINJO and inaugurated in 1970) is a multi-purpose cultural venue that has been widely used as a “pantheon of culture” for residents, as one of the most symbolic buildings of Okinawa: the reversion of Okinawa to Japan after 27 years of US rule was signed there, on May 15, 1972.
Last October 2016, the building was closed because of its deteriorated condition. The city government is planning to issue an expense estimate of the maintenance work, summary of opinions of relevant Naha City officials, and collect opinions from residents and experts before officially making a decision on whether to demolish or keep the building intact. City officials say the hall will be demolished if the expense of maintaining it would be high.

Docomomo International supports all the efforts that may be carried on with the intention of preserving and restoring the building envisaging its sustainable future.

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page
Lecture: African Modernity: Modern Architecture in Angola and Mozambique
28th February, Room B-214, College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
DATE: 28/2/2017
The Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented the lecture on "African Modernity: Modern Architecture in Angola and Mozambique", last Tuesday, 28th February, at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. This lecture had as discussion guests Plácido González Martínez and Li Yingchun. This event was hosted by Wen Jing.

More details: PDF below

Photographic report: Docomomo International Facebook Page
Project Meeting: Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB) - Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations
6th-7th February 2017, Antwerp, Belgium
DATE: 6/2/2017
The project “Reuse of Modernist Buildings - Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations” submitted to the ERASMUS+ Programme 2016, funded by the European Commission, was approved last July.

Docomomo International is one of the project partners, together with the following High Education institutions, with complementary experiences and competences in the field of design methodology, practical adaptive reuse, refurbishment and improvement and policy-making on housing and urban development:

HS OWL, Detmold School for Architecture and Interior Architecture – Detmold, Germany (Coordinator);
ITU, Department of Architecture – Istanbul, Turkey;
ULisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon, Portugal;
Universidade de Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology - Coimbra, Portugal;
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences – Antwerp, Belgium;

"This project RMB wants to initiate an educational framework of common definitions, approaches and methodologies on a European level. It is based on existing research, educational practices and reference projects in the program countries and associated states. Demographic and climate chance has resulted in huge qualitative and quantitative challenges and demands for the European building sector. The need for suitable and affordable housing in the city centres and urban agglomerations is increasing and cannot, and should not, be fulfilled with new constructions only. A major task for the building industry should be realized through the refurbishment of the existing housing stock, as well as conversion from other building typologies such as warehouses, offices and public building with special focus on the post WW2 modern era. Due to discrepancies in the European job market and employment situations, graduates are well aware of the fact that they may have to leave their country to work in a different country or to be able to work in their countries but in international projects. In several international networks Bachelor´s and Master´s students already have the opportunity to get familiar with the challenges and requirements of the global job market in the building sector. This experience related to language training, intercultural and interdisciplinary competences are very much appreciated by the students as relevant for their professional future. RMB will add an extra level to this by not only offering a coherent international study program, combining the local and the international but also by inserting in this curriculum cooperation with industry and with other institutions to investigate and solve relevant practical, technical and societal questions. Students get acquainted with industry and with praxis via internships, graduation assignments, conferences, workshops and guest speakers. This connection between academic education and the practice is perceived as an asset for the future profession of the graduates. The participating partners are convinced their cooperation, with specific knowledge and input regarding spatial patterns, cultural heritage, climate and construction principles, social and technical evaluation and the monitoring of built spaces. Creating a well-balanced adequate curriculum for preparing graduates for this international job market and strengthen the European common ground in this specialized expertise. So first of all students will benefit from this, secondly the building industry as well as authorities will profit and of course in the end the urgent European topics on human habitat will find better solutions. RMB is innovative in the sense that it will contribute to the urgent speed up of the transformation of our building stock, by better job chances for students in the field, generate more jobs for the building industry as a whole and to improve people´s lives and build greener and better societies. Thus following very close the definition of the EU Commission on innovation. RMB makes knowledge and existing teaching formats accessible on a European level. Specific parts from the curricula of the partner institutions are inserted in to a comprehensive well balanced educational pack. The combination of these contributions forms a unique program pool. The teaching formats contribute to the execution of the EU targets on Modernisation Agenda´s priority areas and the implementation of the 2013 Communication on opening up education. RMB will explore combinations of traditional e-learning forms, on site events such as conferences and workshops as well as extended very innovative e-learning options in digital fabrication and building integrated management (BIM). It will improve the possibilities of a remote teaching in design education."

The 2nd RMB Transnational Meeting took place in Antwerp, Belgium, last 6 and 7 February 2017, hosted by the Faculty of Design Sciences of the University of Antwerp. The Secretary General of Docomomo International, Zara Ferreira, participated.
Rem Koolhaas video interview by Hubert-Jan Henket
Available online for educational purposes
DATE: 30/1/2017
The Rem Koolhaas video interview made by Hubert-Jan Henket exclusively for the 14th International Docomomo Conference – “Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future” (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-9 September 2016) is now available at Docomomo International Youtube Chanel for educational purposes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdjFYUTDUjU&feature=youtu.be.

Besides the already special thanks given to Rem Koolhaas and Hubert-Jan Henket, Docomomo International thanks Annelies Uittenbogaard and Studiozicht for the movie edition and Leonardo Calvi, Remi Wang and Jean-Paul Corten by the ceded pictures.

WARNING: This video is for educational purposes only and cannot be downloaded. If anyone wishes to use it for other purposes, please contact Annelies Uittenbogaard: au@studiozicht.com.


Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016)
DATE: 30/1/2017
Docomomo International wishes to remember the architect Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-1916) on the occasion of two special dates: his birthday, on 30th January 1922, and the first year birthday of his sad death, on 20th January 2016.

Text by the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, 20th January 2016:

"Today Portuguese architecture suffered great loss with the death of Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016). Aforementioned, perceived programs such asT housing and public equipment or intervention in the city and the territory, like Obra Aberta Open Work, designed with an unprecedented realism. At 25 years-old he claimed that it´s necessary to build without prejudice and with pure intentions. With a kind of childlike innocence. The concern must be to build good." Throughout an extensive output he has remained faithful to a creation connected with reality, place and people. Withboth social and political commitment, this is the meaning of a work open to participation. While still a student he fought bravely for the cause of Modernism publishing writings on Le Corbusier. He believed in the possibility of a third way of doing architecture, so he was able to keep a critical eye towards the dogmatism of Modern ideas, bridging the gap between them and the vernacular architecture stressing the urgency of reconciliation with history and memory.

Pioneer of teamwork, his studio worked as a school of innovation and discussion, parallel to ESBAL, the official, academic, retrograde and repressive training. It was there where the successive generations of the most important architects (such as Bartolomeu da Costa Cabral to Nuno Portas or Pedro Vieira de Almeida, from Gonçalo Byrne to Pedro Viana Botelho, among many others) worked under his lead.Deeply interested in social causes, he dedicated himself to the research on "Housing for the Greatest Number" and created important sets of affordable housing, particurarly in Braga, Castelo Branco, Barcelos. His struggle for the contemporary religious architecture resulted in the Church of Waters (1950-1952) - paradigm of renovation, in the Sassoeiros Monastery (1958-1960), and in the globally acclaimed Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1962-1970; Valmor Prize 1975) which opened the religious site to the urban space. With the Olivais-North housing (1959) he proposed an innovative spatial organization with the participation of artists, receiving again the Valmor Prize (1968) for the first time for a work of social character. In the "Franjinhas" building he returned to the idea of penetration of the public space within building.For the first time architecture is brought to this "pop" dimension for public discussion through a passionate debate. In the 70´s, with Alto do Restelo´s plan, he proposed the idea of rediscovering the value of the street and the traditional city, returning to the formal value of the built quarter. In the 80´s he designed the CGD Horta (in Açores), this time opting for a strong contextualization of the imagery. The Polis of Covilha Program is perhaps the biggest urban intervention project of his Atelier, pointing to the rehabilitation of rivers and focusing on the pedestrian mobility.The prestigious Nuno Teotónio Pereira went beyond the professional dimension being also the intervening citizen. Opposing injustice, he fought the Estado Novo regime and was arrested several times by PIDE-DGS. He was a founder of the Religious Art Renewal Movement (1952-1971), president of the Cultural Cooperative PRAGMA, the National Center for Culture, the Association of Portuguese Architects and the Architects Council of Europe. He was awarded with the Gulbenkian Prize for Architecture (1961), AICA (1985) and Award National Housing Institute (1991), he also received the Grand Cross of the Order of Freedom and the Honorary Doctorate. Wisely and with continuing relevance, power of synthesis and dialogue, Nuno Teotónio Pereira was an example of consistency, rigor and healthy tenacity. The contemporaneity of his work is a proof of the strength of trends and styles and it comes up with the unusual dimension of his Obra Aberta - Open Work."

Ana Tostões, Nuno Teotónio Pereira, a Obra Aberta, Diário de Notícias, 20.01.2016 (translated from Portuguese).
Save the Date: 15th International Docomomo Conference
28-31 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 28/8/2018
Hosted by Docomomo Slovenia, the 15th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Ljubljana, at the Cankarjev Dom, from 28th to 31st August 2018, under the theme: Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change. 

Schedule
2 June – 1 September: 2017 Call for papers.
3 November 2017: Call for papers’ selection notification.
31 January 2018: Full paper submission deadline (1st version).
28 February 2018: Deadline for session chairs return papers with comments to authors, with their  revision.
30 March 2018: Full paper submission deadline (final version).
23–27 August 2018: Docomomo student workshop
28–31 August 2018: 15th International Docomomo Conference

Theme
For the 15th International Conference in Ljubljana, DOCOMOMO will address the history of Modern Movement transformations. This will be done in relation to cultural and natural aspects within the overall continuity of change. Both theory and practice will be considered. The title of the conference Metamorphosis is a direct reference to the novel Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka (1915).
In 2018, DOCOMOMO will celebrate 30 years of effort to preserve and adapt the technical, social and aesthetic goals of the Modern Movement which are intrinsically intertwined with change. Change is the law of the world; the absence of change does not exist. When we think, we think change (Badiou 2012).
Today we are experiencing a huge escalation of change in all areas of life, something the history of mankind has never witnessed before. We are getting ever closer to Kafka’s Metamorphosis becoming a reality. Truth, human and social values, authenticity and identity, are all changing their meaning or relevance. The difference between the original and its copy is waning. The social and aesthetic values of the Modern Movement are very much under attack. So, what does DOCOMOMO stand for in this rapidly changing paradigm?

Subthemes
1) Cities
2) Buildings
3) Identity
4) Environment

More details will be presented soon.
In the meanwhile, save the date!
Publications: The Shape of the City; The Mediterrean Question
by Ana Tostões (ed.), Lisboa: IST Press, 2016
DATE: 23/1/2017
The PhD Programme in Architecture of Técnico (PDA) – University of Lisbon (IST), coordinated by the Chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, started the edition of a book collection gathering together the keynote lectures presented at “PhD Architecture Weeks” that take place in Técnico, every season, in the framework of the IST-PDA.

This books reveals current research in the field of architecture and urbanism, carried out by professionals and students, around the world.

Docomomo International supported the edition of this collection, paying homage to the support of Técnico – University of Lisbon gives to Docomomo International Headquarters.

The first two books published are the following:

A. Tostões (ed.), The Shape of the City, Lisboa: IST Press, 2016.
Authors: Hilde Heynen; Sarah Whiting; Tom Avermaete; Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
More details: http://istpress.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/node/430

A. Tostões (ed.), The Mediterranean Question, Lisboa: IST Press, 2016.
Authors: Antonio Pizza, Ricardo Agarez, João Santa Rita, Mafalda Pacheco
More details: http://istpress.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/node/441

More details: website
MoMove: Docomomo Virtual Exhibition
More than 2000 new entries!
DATE: 30/1/2017
Docomomo International is pleased to inform you that Docomomo Virtual Exhibition has more than 2000 new entries of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement in the following countries:

- Argentina
- Australia
- Belgium
- Brazil
- Bulgary
- Chile
- Colombia
- Cuba 
- Cyprus
- Dominican Republic
- Estonia
- Finland
- France
- Georgia
- Germany
- Greece
- Iran
- Italy
- Japan
- Mexico
- Peru
- Poland
- Quebec
- Scotland
- Serbia
- Slovenia
- South Africa
- Thailand
- The Netherlands
- Turkey
- UK
- USA
- Venezuela

Docomomo Virtual Exhibition website
Shop Online: E-Book Proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future
DATE: 1/1/2017
The proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference are now available for purchase as an e-book at the docomomo Shop Online: http://www.docomomo.com/shop/catalog/3.
Conference: Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future
11th May 2007, École nationale supérieure d´architecture et de paysage de Lille, Lille, France
DATE: 11/5/2017
The chair of Docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, will present the Lecture “Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future” in 11th May 2007 at the École Nationale Supérieure d´architecture et de Paysage de Lille, Lille, in France.

"Preserving the architectural heritage of the 20th century obliges us to take into account both the possibility and the duty to reuse buildings that have lost their function or which are physically and / or technically obsolete, and which no longer meet the standards, which are now increasingly demanding. This inevitably highlights the issue of the value of the existing built fabric, which can be a great resource and that calls our attention in terms of social, economic and environmental sustainability".


More details: website
Interview: Ana Tostões on La Segunda
12th December 2016, La Segunda Newspaper, Chile
DATE: 12/12/2016
Ana Tostões, chair of docomomo International, was interviewed by the Chilean newspaper La Segunda, on the last 12th December 2016.

Read the full interview here (Spanish).
Conference: The Second mASEANa International Conference
12th-14th January 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam
DATE: 12/1/2017
The Second mASEANa International Conference: "Pioneers of Modern Architecture" took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, between 12 and 14 January 2017 and it was a great success!

The Chair of Docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, participated presenting the Keynote Lecture "Learning from the Pioneers of Modern Architecture in Asia".

Docomomo International will continue collaborating with mASEANa project, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in the ASEAN countries.

The mASEANa Project 2015-2020: Appreciating Asian Modern is a project promoted by docomomo Japan that came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.

More details: mASEANa Project Facebook
Photo Report: website.
Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2)
Available at Docomomo Shop Online
DATE: 29/11/2016
EDITORIAL

Lisbon, a Modern City

"As a tribute to Lisbon, where the 14th International docomomo Conference – “Adaptive Re-use. The Modern Movement Towards the Future” took place, the argument of this 55th docomomo Journal is Modern Lisbon.

In the words of José-Augusto França, Lisbon “is the last of the old European cities and the first of the modern cities”, as confirmed by the 1758 Baixa Pombalina plan undertaken for the reconstruction of the city destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, as a pioneering example of modern urban planning.

Following the avant-garde plan, modern architecture in Portugal may be envisaged through three main moments [1] according to specific policies undertaken during the long Estado Novo dictatorship (1926–1974).

The architects born between 1896 and 1898 began to explore the formal potentialities of reinforced concrete without the MoMo ideological component. Their works coincide with the determinant era of public works. Through the action of Duarte Pacheco, from 1933, Lisbon witnessed a great modernization visible in a large number of key projects: the bridge over the river, the Monsanto park, the marginal Lisbon-Cascais, social neighborhoods and facilities such as hospitals, schools, stadiums, the airport, maritime stations, and the Instituto Superior Técnico, considered the first great modern public work, as the paradigm that took architecture to the scale of the city.

In the postwar period, the premises of the Modern Movement, referenced to Le Corbusier and the expressionism of modern Brazilian architecture, were adopted in an ethical and ideological way, integrating the social responsibility of architecture. It was the rebellious moment when MoMo architecture was globally embraced. The 1st National Congress of Architecture (1948) revealed the new concerns of architects demanding industrialization, their participation in solving the housing problem and the right to participate at the city scale. Architects organized themselves into groups united by common ideals, with the awareness that only a collective work could be effective. ICAT (Cultural and Artistic Initiatives) was created in 1946, around Keil do Amaral, and the magazine Arquitectura was renewed as an instrument for the dissemination of what was being produced in the world.

The Alvalade neighborhood, a municipal initiative within a plan by Faria da Costa, was the opportunity for the new generation to propose the first rationalist experiences applying the principles of the Charter of Athens, such as to the set of VáVá and the Estados Unidos da América Avenue and the Infante Santo Avenue buildings.

The first major social housing undertaking in Lisbon was in Olivais, following the spirit of the English New Towns. Significant for the experimental concepts used as the basis of a modern project, it was the laboratory of an enlightened modern attitude that prolonged the quality of urban values at the scale of architecture. The Master Plan for Chelas (1964) marks the revision of the principles of modern planning.

By the mid-1950s, the moment was of reflection, beginning a process of searching for local references, which would lead to organicist and critical regionalist explorations simultaneously with the Survey on Portuguese Regional Architecture undertaken in 1955 (published in 1961). If this attitude revealed the contradictions and the crisis that the Modern Movement was going through in the international context of the last CIAM, it pointed out the integrating wisdom that seems to be a constant in Portuguese architecture. In this framework, the studio of Nuno Teotónio Pereira worked as the most important space for debate and teamwork through which the most consistent authors of the following generations passed. We wish to pay tribute to Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922–2016) through recalling its Bloco das Águas Livres in this DJ cover, one of his major works which was published in the last DJ 54.

Finally, we wish to thank the wise commitment of João Belo Rodeia who acted as guest editor. As well, the authors, who generously shared their research, and the leading Lisbon figures (politicians, architects, historians) who agreed to discuss with DJ, in order to provide a comprehensive interpretation of the current city.

Lisbon is the locus of sustainable multi-functional urban developments and architectural preservation, beginning to be considered as one of the most important cities in terms of arts and technology development. The theme of the 2016 International docomomo Workshop, envisaging the integration of 21st century industries with a 20th century industrial complex, reveals the capacity of the city to grow and adapt itself into the future, in a creative way."

Ana Tostões
Chair of docomomo International

Zara Ferreira
Secretary General of docomomo International

[1] Ana Tostões - “Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa: os Três Modos” in Ana Tostões (coord.) — Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa 1920-1970, Lisboa, IPPAR, 2004, 118.


INDEX

EDITORIAL
Lisbon, a Modern City
BY ANA TOSTÕES AND ZARA FERREIRA

INTRODUCTION
Apropos of Lisbon´s Modern Architecture (1925–1965)
BY JOÃO BELO RODEIA

ESSAYS
Towards a Modern Lisbon through the Work of João Guilherme Faria da Costa for the Lisbon City Council (1938-1948)
BY SILVIA DI SALVATORE

An Intangible Heritage in Use. Portuguese Institute of Oncology
BY DANIELA ARNAUT

Porfírio Pardal Monteiro and the Global Design
BY JOÃO PARDAL MONTEIRO

Cassiano Branco. Modern Visions of an “Inconvenient” Architect
BY PAULO TORMENTA PINTO

City Architecture. The Example of Infante Santo Avenue (1945–1955)
BY TIAGO FAR INHA

Ruy Jervis d´Athouguia. A Modern Architect in the Garden-City
BY RICARDO CARVALHO

Brutalism and Nature. The Gulbenkian Foundation Buildings (1959–1969)
BY ANA TOSTÕES

Revisiting Chelas. In Search of the Promised Urbanness
BY TERESA V. HEITOR

Housing and Contemporaneity: Recent Renovations in Lisbon´s Baixa Pombalina
BY CATAR INA WALL GAGO

INTERVIEWS
Manuel Salgado interviewed by Ana Tostões

Gonçalo Byrne interviewed by Ana Tostões

José Augusto França interviewed by Ana Tostões

João Luís Carrilho da Graça interviewed by Ana Tostões

NEWS

BOOK REVIEWS

APPENDIX

Available at Docomomo Shop Online.
Collaboration Protocol Between Docomomo International and Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 12/12/2016
Docomomo International and Fundació Mies van der Rohe have entered a collaboration on 12 December 2016. Signed by the Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Anna Ramos, and the Chair of Docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, the protocol aims to strengthen the relation between the two organizations by developing actions relevant for the preservation of the architectural heritage of the modern movement.

One of these actions is the agreement that holders of a Docomomo member card can enter the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion for free. Concerning the strengthening of the relations, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe agreed to constitute a Docomomo Institutional Membership, which entails the participation in the worldwide effort to identify, record and preserve architecture, urbanism and design of the Modern Movement.
Collaboration Protocol Between Docomomo International and CNC (National Cultural Center)
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/12/2016
On 14 December 2016, a protocol to strengthen the protection of architectural heritage of the modern movement was signed by Professor Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International, and Professor Maria Calado, chair of the (Portuguese) National Cultural Center. The aim of this event, held at the headquarters of the National Cultural Center, is to stimulate the exchange between the institutions so that both can benefit from programs, projects and collaborative actions in the fields of modern architecture. The actions include promotion and dissemination activities, training and education activities, cultural, scientific and technical activities, cooperation with Portuguese-speaking communities, reciprocal participation in respective initiatives, archives, collections and funds for documentation and/or bibliographies, knowledge and information exchange, namely in the respective media of communication, use of spaces and equipment - and are always within the ambit of the architecture of the modern movement.

Source (Portugese): website
Collaboration Protocol Between Docomomo International and Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 30/11/2016
Last month on 30 November 2016, Professor Sergio Magalhães, chair of the Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil, and Professor Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International, signed a collaboration protocol to strengthen the relation and cooperation between the two organizations. The aim is to better the protection of architectural heritage of the Modern Movement.
Recordings: [RT5] Docomomo’s 25th+1 Anniversary, Time for Adaptive Re-thinking?
9 September 2016, docomomo International, 14th International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 13/12/2016
Docomomo International is happy to share the roundtable [RT5] Docomomo’s 25th+1 Anniversary, Time for Adaptive Re-thinking?, recorded on video, as part of the 14th International Docomomo Conference [http://www.docomomo2016.com/].

The roundtable, chaired by Hubert-Jan Henket and Stella Maris Casal, discussed the working of Docomomo till now: “Have we played out all the issues concerning the importance, validity and perspectives of Modern Movement architecture in the 21st century and beyond? Has the time come to propose new challenges?”

In the links below you can find the several recordings:

1. Introduction
https://goo.gl/ioH7ip
2. Iveta Cerna
https://goo.gl/g8Gj2Y
5. John Allan
https://goo.gl/8GCWn8
6. Maija Kairamo
https://goo.gl/fkVnxF
7. Gustavo Rocha Peixoto and Anat Falbel
https://goo.gl/oIodPK
8. Allen Cunningham by John Allan
https://goo.gl/fjhlS0 

Our thanks go out to Stella Maris Casal for her initiative to record the session and edit the videos to make them available to everyone.

Enjoy!
Renew your Membership for 2017
before 15 January 2017
DATE: 15/1/2017
Dear Docomomo Chapters,
Dear Docomomo International members,

Docomomo International would like to remember you to renew your membership for the year 2017, before 15 January.

Benefits

Docomomo International members will receive the 2 annual issues of Docomomo Journal, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the Member Card 2017 providing discounts accessing museums, partner institutions and activities worldwide dedicated to the Modern Movement, the monthly Docomomo´s digital newsletter and reduced registration in Docomomo International initiatives. A lot of new projects are under development!

Instructions for Chapters

Send to Docomomo International (docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt) 1) the excel file enclosed (download below), with all the information related to the 2017 Docomomo Members and the invoice information that you would like to be issued in the invoice and 2) Inform which payment system (bank transfer, pay pal or credit card) you would like to use, 3) Wait for the payment invoice and further instructions from Docomomo International.

Instructions for Docomomo International members*

Please update your membership at http://www.docomomo.com/membership. 

* You can become a Docomomo International Member, when there is no national chapter in your country. Please check if there is a chapter in your country at http://docomomo.com/chapters_worldwide. If a Chapter exists, you should proceed to formalize your membership by writing an e-mail to them. 

Thank you!
Seminar: Seminario Internacional la Arquitectura de la Gran Ciudad
21st-22nd November de 2016, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
DATE: 21/11/2016
The II International Seminar La Arquitectura de la Gran Ciudad, was held last 21st – 22nd November, in Santiago,  Chile, under the theme La Arquitectura de La Gran Ciudad (The Architecture of the Big City). 

The Chair of docomomo International, Ana Tostões, took part of this Congress, as a Speaker, with the communication “Construir a Cidade Moderna” (Building the Modern City).

More details: website (Spanish)
Congress: Primer Congreso Iberoamericano de Historia Urbana
23rd-25th November de 2016, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
DATE: 23/11/2016
The First Ibero-american Congress on Urban History (Primer Congreso Iberoamericano de Historia Urbana), was held last 23rd-25th November, in Santiago, Chile, under the theme Cities in time: infraestructures, territories, heritage (Ciudades en el tiempo: Infraestructuras, Territorios, Património). 

The Chair of docomomo International, Ana Tostões, took part of this Congress, as Coordinator of the Table 24 - “El urbanismo bajo las dictaduras en el siglo XX” - together with Max Welch Guerra.

More details: website (Spanish and Portuguese)
IX DOCOMOMO Ibérico Congress
16th-18th October, San Sebastian, Spain
DATE: 16/11/2016
The IX docomomo Ibérico Congress, organized by Fundación docomomo Ibérico, in collaboration with Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro, Delegación en Guipúzcoa del COAVN, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura - UPV-EHU, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Navarra and Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural de España, was held last 16th-18th October.

Ana Tostões, the Chair of docomomo International, took part of this Conference, by participating in the roundtable “Modernity, Cultural Heritage and Society”, together with Celestino Braña, Chair of Docomomo Iberia, Denis Itxaso, Diputado Foral de Cultura, DFG/GFA and Luisa Etxenike, escritora y Gestora Cultural.

More details: website
Interview: Ana Tostões on Diario de Navarra
27th October 2016, Diario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 27/10/2016
Ana Tostões, chair of docomomo International was interviewed by Diario de Navarra, on the last 27th October.

Read the full interview in the pdf below (English + Spanish).
Conference: 5th International Scientific Conference “Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia”
20th – 22nd October 2016, Gdynia, Poland
DATE: 20/10/2016
The 5th International Conference Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia, organized by the City of Gdynia, was held last 20th-22nd October.

The conference was an opportunity to review the current state of research on modernist architecture developed in 20th century as well as to discuss issues connected with preservation and conservation of the modernist architecture, including that of the inter-war period.”

The Chair of docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, took part of this Conference, with the communication “Modernity, between domesticity and monumentality”, included in the subject “Preservation and conservation of modernist architecture – the present situation and outlooks for the future”.

More details about the programme: PDF below
15th International Docomomo Conference
28-31 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia
DATE: 28/8/2018
Last 10th November, the Executive Committee Meeting met up in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to start organise the 15th International Docomomo Conference. 

Hosted by Docomomo Slovenia, the 15th International Docomomo Conference will take place in Ljubljana, at the Cankarjev Dom, from 28th to 31st August 2018, under the theme: Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change. 

Schedule
2 June – 1 September 2017 Call for papers.
3 November 2017 Call for papers’ selection notification.
31 January 2018 Full paper submission deadline (1st version).
28 February 2018 Deadline for session chairs return papers with comments to authors, with their  revision.
30 March 2018                      Full paper submission deadline (final version).
23–27 August 2018 Docomomo student workshop
28–31 August 2018 15th International Docomomo Conference

Theme
By using the title of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novel, Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung) and re-using it as the title for the 15th International Docomomo conference, we would like to focus on the history of the Modern Movement transformations dealing with the Human, the Nature and to discuss the Future of Change itself, in theory and practice, in the very specific and small region of Slovenia, an ex-Yugoslavian and ex-Austro-Hungarian country.
In 2018, Docomomo will be celebrating its 30 years of endeavours to preserve the technical, social and aesthetic goals of the Modern Movement and has constantly been challenging the question of change since its inception. It could be said that the question of change is an ontological question in the Docomomo agenda and targets all its scientific sub-sections simultaneously.
The French philosopher Alain Badiou held seven lectures on the concept of change in 2012, giving the meaning of the word ‘change’ a special significance in our time. He started his first lecture with the question: ‘What is change?’ before then going further: Our world is a world of change. The absence of change is death. Change is the law of the world in which we live. Change also means changing the law of the world. When we think, we think change.
We are currently experiencing a complete escalation of change in different areas of life. Change has never been as easy as it is now, in the 21st century. We are getting closer and closer to Kafka’s Metamorphosis becoming a reality. The meaning of truth, human and social values, authenticity and identity are changing their importance. The difference between the original and the phoney is waning. The recent European Energy-Efficiency Directive is erasing local architectural languages. The Modern Movement’s social and aesthetic values have never been so strongly in the spotlight as they are today. What do we stand for? What does Docomomo stand for in this changed world’s paradigm?

More details will be presented soon.
In the meanwhile, save the date!
Docomomo International on TSF Portuguese Radio
Listen to Docomomo International radio broadcast
DATE: 22/10/2016
On the last 22nd October, docomomo International was invited to participate in the TSF Portuguese radio program Encontros com o Património [Meetings with Heritage], in the framework of the 14th International docomomo Conference. 

Ana Tostões (docomomo International Chair), Zara Ferreira (docomomo International Secretary General), João Belo Rodeia (member of the Advisory Board of docomomo International) and Ricardo Bak Gordon (who acted as Tutor of the International docomomo Workshop), were the guests of this program.

Listen to the program: website (Portuguese).
2017-2018: The Headquarters of Docomomo International in Lisbon
Técnico - University of Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 8/9/2016
The headquarters of Docomomo International will remain in Lisbon, based at Técnico - University of Lisbon, in the biennium 2017-2018, chaired by Ana Tostões and secretariat by Zara Ferreira.

Docomomo International wishes to call attention on the future of Docomomo International. All the Working Parties are invited to send candidacies for hosting the future headquarters of Docomomo International.
New Docomomo Working Parties
Ghana, Iraq, Kosovo
DATE: 8/9/2016
At the 14th Docomomo Council Meeting that took place last 8th September 2016, in Lisbon, Ghana, Iraq and Kosovo were approved as new Docomomo Working Parties. 

Congratulations!
14th International Docomomo Conference – Closing Ceremony
9th September 2016, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 9/9/2016
The closing ceremony of the 14th International Docomomo Conference - “Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future " - was held on the 9th September at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon.

The ceremony was hosted by Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International. It counted with the honorable intervention of the portuguese Minister of Culture, Luís Filipe de Castro Mendes, the portuguese Minister of Environment, João Pedro Matos Fernandes and the President of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Fernando Medina, apart from the many Docomomo friends.

Some results:
Fernando Medina speech
Photographic report
Minister of Culture speech: pdf below
Maija Kairamo honoured with the Docomomo Award 2016
9th September 2016, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 9/9/2016
Docomomo International awarded Maija Kairamo with the Docomomo Award 2016, for decades of commitment, hard work and intelligence in the defence and affirmation of Docomomo.

The Award was given by Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International, and by Katriina Pirnes, Attaché of Culture and Communication of the Finnish Embassy in Portugal, at the closing ceremony of the 14th International Docomomo Conference, on the 9th September, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.

Maija Kaarina Kairamo (1935), architect SAFA, Docomomo:
1998 - Secretary General of the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri library;
1990-99 - Lecturer in Helsinki University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture;
1963-98 - Conservation Architect at National Board of Antiquities;
1963-71 - Private practice with Erkki Kairamo;
1971-73 - the Finnish UNESCO Committee
Lectures in Finland and abroad, articles in Finnish and international publications.

Congratulations, dear Maija!

Photographic report
14th International Docomomo Conference in the news
6th-9th September 2016, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
“Arquitetura é um ato de generosidade”
Expresso [Portuguese newspaper]

Los grandes nombres de la arquitectura mundial defienden el Atrio de la Alhambra
El Mundo [Spanish newspaper]

Obras na frente ribeirinha integram relíquias do passado
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese newspaper]

Lacaton & Vassal: “Doing the minimum, working for freedom”
Exquisite Page [Portuguese website]

Rem Koolhaas: For a docomomo without the “mo” (dern)
Exquisite Page [Portuguese website]

"A Segunda Circular é uma potencial avenida"
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese newspaper]

A Segunda Circular tem um “potencial fantástico”
Público [Portuguese newspaper]

O arquiteto que ocupou a torre como lição de arquitetura
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese newspaper]

O arquitecto que se apaixonou por uma fábrica abandonada - interview with Juan Domingo Santos
Público [Portuguese newspaper]

Alhambra opens the doors to the 14th International Docomomo Conference in Lisbon
Exquisite Page [Portuguese website]

Docomomo 2016: Portugal ouve mestres da arquitectura
Sábado [Portuguese magazine]

Arquiteto Juan Domingo Santos fala hoje em Lisboa sobre projeto com Siza Vieira
RTP [Portuguese website]

Cem estudantes a discutir o futuro da Manutenção Militar
Público [Portuguese newspaper]

Porquê destruir um edifício quando se pode reutilizá-lo?
Público [Portuguese newspaper]

Edição da Manhã - interview with Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International
SIC / SIC Notícias [Portuguese tv channel]

"Há muitas estruturas que podem ser transformadas"
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese newspaper]

Império dos Sentidos - interview with Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International
Antena 2 [Portuguese radio]

Portugal acolhe conferência internacional sobre reabilitação de edifícios
Porto Canal [Portuguese website]
RTP [Portuguese website]
Açoriano Oriental [Portuguese website]

Arquitetos Rem Koolhaas e Álvaro Siza em conferência sobre reabilitação em Lisboa
RTP Notícias [Portuguese website]
Porto Canal [Portuguese website]
Diário de Notícias [Portuguese website]
Diário digital [Portuguese website]

14.ª Conferência Internacional Docomomo reúne Álvaro Siza e Rem Koolhaas em Lisboa
Archdaily Brazil [Portuguese website]

´Estrelas´ da arquitectura em Lisboa para falar de reabilitação
Diário Imobiliário [Portuguese website]

More info: Conference press-room website
International Docomomo Workshop 2016
1-5 September 2016, Técnico-Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 1/9/2016
Within the 14th International Docomomo Conference, the International Docomomo Workshop - “The Adaptive Reuse of Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study” took place in Lisbon, at Instituto Superior Técnico, from 1 to 5 September 2016.

The workshop brought together 30 renowned architects and 90 students from different universities worldwide to discuss the future of the Manutenção Militar Complex (MMC).

Docomomo International is grateful to all the participants and tutors for attending the 14th International Docomomo Workshop with commitment and hopes to keep contributing for the sustainable future of the MMC, in straight collaboration with the Municipality of Lisbon.

In the following links you can find some results of the initiative:
CML video report
Photographic report

More info: Workshop website
DOCO Tours: Lx Contemporary; Lx Modern; North of Portugal
4th, 5th, 10th-12th September 2016, Portugal
DATE: 4/9/2016
Within the 14th International Docomomo Conference, Doco Tours were held through Portugal:

– Doco Tour Contemporary Lisbon – 4 September 2016
Guided by João Belo Rodeia

– Doco Tour Modern Lisbon - 5th of September, 2016
Guided by Bárbara Coutinho

– Doco Tour North of Portugal - data
Guided by Talkie Walkie

Results: Photographic report

More info: Tours website.
Launching of Angola Cinemas – Roundtable and Cocktail
8 September 2016, Goethe-Institute Lisboa
DATE: 8/9/2016
Last September 8 took place at the Goethe-Institut in Lisbon, the presentation of the photo book "Angola Cinemas". The presentation was attended by the book´s editors, Michael Hurst and Christiane Schulte, and the photographer Walter Fernandes. This was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ana Vaz Milheiro, with the participation of Ana Tostões, Pedro Crisóstomo and Maria Pommrenke. The photo exhibition is available in the Goethe-Institut until 15 November 2016.
Book Launch: Macau - Reading the Hybrid City – Discovering Manuel Vicente
3rd September 2016, 18:00, Fundação José Saramago, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 3/9/2016
This work is the result of research undertaken by Docomomo Macau about the architect Manuel Vicente, compiling all the material produced for a series of conferences and the exhibition “Descobrir Manuel Vicente”.
This book originates from the desire to reflect on Vicente’s work, from the point of view of those who worked with him, sharing the creative process, thoughts and strategies they developed during his practice in Macau.
The result of his different interventions are presented in this document as a global view of the underlying theory of his work.
The city of Macau is the second major protagonist of this publication. Due to its peculiar position as a peripheral city and its specificity, it was not at the centre of architectural currents of Vicente’s time and thus became an important contributor to the singularity of his work.
His built works are the outcome of a constant dialectic between the desire to follow European standards while also fulfilling the expectations of local tastes.
The presentation was led by Ana Tostões, with a critical reading by architects Carlotta Bruni and João Santa-Rita.

More info: website
Collaboration protocol between Docomomo International and the Portuguese Border Architects (Ordem dos Arquitectos)
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 28/7/2016
On July 28th, 2016, it was signed a protocol of collaboration between the Portuguese Border Architects and Docomomo International, by its chairs, respectively, João Santa-Rita and Ana Tostões.
Course: Escrever em Arquitetura
Course of Writing in the Architectural Context by Filipa Melo, Lisbon
DATE: 0/0/0
Course of Writing in the Architectural Context
By Filipa Melo
Lisbon, date to be defined.

Initiative supported by docomomo International and by OASRS.

Methodology:
The course aims to provide tools for the establishment of writing skills:
• Reading, analysis and group discussion of classical works and contemporary works.
• Individual texts from the read examples and exercises of imagination and expression.
• Critical reading of the produced texts, in group. 

Skills to be acquired:
• Reading improvement practice.
• Organization and structure of a text.
• Capacity of expression of ideas and concepts.
• Acquisition of a critical sense of the text.
• Discharge of a personal style.

Target Audience: architects, interns architects, architecture students.

Tutor:
Filipa Melo, writer, literary critic, journalist. Degree in Communication Sciences / Art and Culture. With large experience in creating and conducting writing workshops.

Information:
Date to be defined.
Duration: 30 hours | 3 hours per week
Estimated time: Daytime and after work
Registration fees: € 180 per participant
Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 15
International Docomomo Workshop - The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study
1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 1/9/2016
docomomo International Workshop
The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study
Lisbon, Portugal, 1-5 September 2016
www.docomomo2016.com

DESCRIPTION
Every two years, since 2006, docomomo International organises an international workshop, in the framework of the International docomomo Conference, dedicated to students, researchers and professionals worldwide. The aim is to study the possibilities of managing change and future challenges in architecture, landscapes and urban areas through learning taken from the Modern Movement as a basis for the future. The next edition will be held at Instituto Superior Tecnico - Lisbon University, from the 1st to the 5th September, 2016. The case study will be the Manutencao Militar Complex [Military Maintenance] (MMC).

The MMC was an industrial facility that produced food, uniforms and other goods for the Portuguese Army. The first bakery was accommodated in a former Convent Convento das Grilas by the end of the 19th Century. During the 20th Century, due to the needs during the First World War and, in particular, during the UltramarWar (Portuguese Colonial War) in the 1960s, the complex was expanded.

Whilst the Portuguese Army reached 200,000 men in the 1960s, it is now reduced to 20,000 active soldiers. This has led to a reduction of the investment in the factories to the point that they were found to be obsolete and that it would be more advantageous to outsource the supply of military food. Gradually the factories closed and Manutencao Militar was finally substituted by a public enterprise MM-Gestao Partilhada in 2015.

The termination of the industrial production raised the problem of finding new sustainable uses for this area on the Tagus riverfront, between the Pombaline City Harbour Terreiro do Paco and the Contemporary Parque das Nacoes. This is a challenging task: any future solution needs to have a dialogue with this current industrial heritage, which is deeply connected with recent Portuguese history, as well as with the Lisbon riverside area and the contemporary city.

GOALS
Through working with experienced teachers and architects from different nationalities and backgrounds, students will develop new analytical skills and working methods. Students will also be able to work in an historic Lisbon facility of outstanding size which is in a very good state of preservation.

The workshop will provide a forum in which students, researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds will be able to discuss different aspects of the reuse of vacant Modern Movement buildings. The discussion based on a real case study will allow learning by doing.

The purpose of the workshop is to make a significant contribution to the development of the MMC. The aim is to dissect and extract key issues and opportunities to propose a strategy of symbiosis between past values, current conditions and future possibilities, presenting it to the stakeholders and to the general public. The final presentations will be featured in the docomomo media channels and network.

Finally, this is a way of calling the public attention to the fact that sustainability can be reached through the conservation of architectural heritage. With an emphasis on reuse and respect for the past, through intelligent re-development and community awareness, this workshop intends to be one of the first steps for the sustainable future of the MMC.

OUTCOMES
The main outcome will be a selection of projects and ideas that can contribute to the solution to be adopted in the future of the MMC area. The teams will be asked to design a plan and enunciate the theoretical principles and intervention guidelines. The proposals will be required to respect the industrial heritage and to innovate in terms of new uses and functions. The proposals can be presented in a wide variety of media from video to models or posters and they will be exhibited during the 14th International docomomo Conference. 

TEAM

Coordination
João Pedro Falcão de Campos
Daniela Arnaut
João Santa Rita
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)

Workshop Scientific Board
Antonio Ricardo da Costa
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)
Eui-Sung Yi 
Morphosis Architects (US)
José Miguel Rodrigues
FA - University of Porto (PT)
Maria Manuel Oliveira 
SA - University of Minho (PT)
Nuno Grande
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Ricardo Bak Gordon
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)
Theodore Prudon 
Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (US)

Workshop Tutors
Alex Dill
University of Karlsruhe - KIT (GE)
Eui-Sung Yi
Morphosis Architects (US)
Gonçalo Canto Moniz 
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Graça Correia
FA - University of Porto (PT)
Hielkje Zijlstra 
Delft University of Technology (NL)
Ivo Oliveira
SA - University of Minho (PT)
João Pedro Falcão de Campos
Técnico – University of Lisbon (PT)
Job Roos
Delft University of Technology (NE)
Marieke Kuipers
Delft University of Technology; Netherlands Agency for Cultural Heritage (NE)
Michel Melenhorst
Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences (GE)
Nuno Grande 
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Pedro Bandeira 
SA - University of Minho (PT)
Pedro Belo Ravara
FAL - University of Lisbon (PT)
Ricardo Bak Gordon
Técnico – University of Lisbon (PT)
Ruth Verde Zein
Mackenzie Presbyterian University (BR)
Theodore Prudon 
Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (US)
Wessel de Jonge 
Delft University of Technology (NL)
Wido Quist
Delft University of Technology (NL)
Wolfgang Jung
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (GE)

More details: website.
Exhibition: MIES & the Inheritance of Modernism
10th April - 7th August 2016, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis Central hall, Heerlen, The Netherlands
DATE: 7/8/2016
MIES & the inheritance of modernism
10th April - 7th August 2016, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis Central hall, Heerlen, The Netherlands

International Exhibition
"The world-famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969)still inspires architects. However, his work is falling into decay, likemany other modernistic buildings. This evokes the question: whatshould we preserve and how? 

The exhibition provides some answers. You will see, feel and readeverything about five restored masterpieces by ‘Mies’: S.R. CrownHall, Villa Tugendhat, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Robert F. CarrMemorial Chapel and Verseidag. A 20-minute video about thesebuildings, projected onto a 20-meter wide screen, will have itsworld premiere. You will also see an overview of 80 buildings designedby Mies van der Rohe.

This programme is presented to you within the context of theexhibition ‘MIES & the inheritance of modernism’ (from 10 April up to and including 7 August).

Opening of the exhibiton
Saturday, April 9, 5 pm SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Central hall, Free admission
Official opening of the exhibition by Gunny Harboe

SUPPLEMENTARY PROGRAMME

Symposium on handling the modernistic inheritance
Sunday, April 10, 10 am SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Admission € 10, English

City Tour - Modernism in Heerlen
Sunday, April 17, 1 pm Meeting point is SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Free admission

Guided tours
Sunday tour, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Museum, Free admission - you only pay for the exhibition (€ 7,50)
Sunday April 24, 1pm – 2pm.
Sunday, April 24, 2pm – 3pm (tour is given in the local dialect).
Sunday, May 29, 1pm – 2pm.
Sunday, June 26, 1pm – 2pm.
Sunday, July 31, 1pm – 2pm.

Mini symposium
During the exhibition there are several mini-symposia in which expert speakers will elaborate on the five Mies projects from the exhibition. These symposia are organized in cooperation with OMA, Chipperfield Architects and Ivo Hammer at the universities of Eindhoven, Hasselt, Liège and Aachen.
Thursday, April 21, 7pm, Mies and the inheritance of modernism
Wednesday, May 11, 7pm, Restoration of three masterpieces of Mies in Chicago (VS)
Wednesday, June 1, 7pm, Restoration of HausTugendhat in Brno (Czech Republic)
Wednesday, June 22, 7pm, Restoration of Verseidag in Krefeld (Germany)

The beauty of pure engineering - Lecture by Ko van Dun
Ko Dun (1953, Heerlen) provides an introduction to the architect and designer Mies van der Rohe, his oeuvre, Modernism in architecture and the link with the here and now.
Tuesday, April 26, 8pm, SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis, Admission € 7,50

Excursions
During the exhibition, several trips will be organized, including a tour through the Verseidag complex on Sunday, June 19 and a two-day program including a tour of the HausTugendhat.

Movies
In collaboration with Filmhuis De Spiegel, several films are screened in line with the theme."

Detailed program in the PDF below.
More details: webiste.

The Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, took part of the Symposia, at RWTH in Aachen, of the visit to Verseidag in Krefeld and at the Exhibition MIES & the Inheritance of Modernism in Heerlen.

More details: website
Docomomo Taiwan Chapter International Symposium
2nd-4th June 2016, Taiwan
DATE: 2/6/2016
Last 2nd-4th June, the Docomomo Taiwan Chapter International Symposium took place in Taiwan, gathering architects and researchers. The event included keynote lectures, debate and guided tours, according with the program attached.

docomomo
International was represented in the event by Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International.
Initiative: Be a Part of!
1st-2nd July 2016, Matosinhos, Portugal
DATE: 1/7/2016
The international presentation of Casa da Arquitectura is going to take place next 1-2 July, in an event that will bring together important architects, project financiers and representatives of several international institutions.

The initiative held on Quarteirão da Real Vinícola (where rehabilitation work is still happening, to shelter Casa da Arquitectura and Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos), will include conferences and talks, debates, interventions, a concert of Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos and guided tours to the building.

This will be the first Portuguese exhibition space entirely dedicated to divulgation, archive and architecture valorization. There are already represented, among others, projects and models of the three Portuguese-speaking Pritzker Laureates: Álvaro Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura and Paulo Mendes da Rocha.

docomomo International is going to be represented in the event by Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International.
Congress: Architecture: Change of Climate
29-30 June 2016, Palacio Baluarte, Pamplona, Spain
DATE: 29/6/2016
Last 29-30 June 2016, the Congress Architecture: Change of Climate took place in Pamplona, Spain, with the aim of debating the role that construction and the city play in climate change, given that most of the energy consumed and carbon dioxide released in the burning of fossil fuels ultimately comes from the way buildings are conceived and territories are occupied: architecture needs a change of climate, and climate change needs to be tackled from the angle of architecture.

docomomo International was represented in the event by Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International.
MMC: New Creative and Entrepreneur Hub of Lisbon
17th June 2016, Former Military Maintenance facilities, Beato, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 17/6/2016
The Mayor of the Lisbon Municipality and the Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic presented, on 17 June, the new Creative and Entrepreneur Hub of Lisbon, a reference space for the capital of Portugal that is now being prepared in the former Military Maintenance facilities in Beato. In collaboration with Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, the International docomomo Workshop – “The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study” (1-5 Setembro, Instituto Superior Técnico) intends to contribute for building the future of the 21st century industries, in the former industrial Military Maintenance facilities in Lisbon, in collaboration with Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.

docomomo International and the Scientific Coordinator of the International docomomo Workshop, Prof. Falcão de Campos, were present in the ceremony.
La Biennale di Venezia - Special Mention to Japan
"En: Art of Nexus", commissioned by the Japan Foundation and curated by Yoshiyuki Yamana, Vice-chair of docomomo Japan
DATE: 28/5/2016
At the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Japan received a Special Mention as National Participation, with the exhibition "En: Art of Nexus", commissioned by the Japan Foundation and curated by Yoshiyuki Yamana, Vice-chair of docomomo Japan.

docomomo International congratulates our docomomo colleagues for this achievement.
La Biennale di Venezia - 15th International Architecture Exhibition
28th May-27th November 2016, Venice, Italy
DATE: 28/5/2016
The opening of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, organized by La Biennale di Venezia - REPORTING FROM THE FRONT - curated by Alejandro Aravena, was held last Saturday May 28th 2016. DOCOMOMO International was represented by the Chair, Prof. Ana Tostões.

docomomo International wishes to congratulate the winners of the Awards of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition:

SPAIN - Golden Lion for the Best National Participation, with the exhibition "Unfinished", commissioned and curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans.

JAPAN - Special Mention as National Participation, with the exhibition "En: Art of Nexus", commissioned by the Japan Foundation and curated by Yoshiyuki Yamana (Vice-chair of docomomo Japan).

PERU - Second Special Mention as National Participation, with the exhibition "Our Amazon Frontline", commissioned by José Orrego and curated by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse.

GABINETE DE ARQUITECTURA (Solano Benítez | Gloria Cabral | Solanito Benítez) - Golden Lion for the Best Participant.

NLÉ (Kunlé Adeyemi) - Silver Lion for a Promising Young Participant.

MARIA GIUSEPPINA GRASSO CANNIZZO - Special Mention as Participant.

PAULO MENDES DA ROCHA - Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, upon recommendation of Director Alejandro Aravena.

More details: website website.
Photo report at Facebook.

Photo: Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International, with the architect Rafael Moneo on the ocassion of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, highligted in the MarieClaire.it.
Launching: Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1) – Housing Reloaded
31st May, 18:00, Cercle de l’Ermitage, Cully, Switzerland
DATE: 31/5/2016
Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, guest editors of Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1) – Housing Reloaded invites you to attend to its launching, next 31 May, on Cercle de l’Ermitage, Cully, Switzerland.

This informal launch is also an opportunity to visit the work of Alberto Sartoris, Vieux Moulin (1935), "rediscovered" during the recent restoration by Jean-Christophe Dunant who contributed for this issue of Docomomo Journal.

For organizational reasons, we ask you to confirm your attendance by Friday, 27th May by e-mail to giulia.marino@epfl.ch 
Docomomo Israel Inaugural Symposium: Ideal(istic) Education | Modern Education and Modern Architecture
19th May, 2016, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
DATE: 19/5/2016
Docomomo Israel Inaugural Symposium Ideal(istic) Education | Modern Education and Modern Architecture took place last Thursday, 19th May, 2016, at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

This symposium had the special participation of Prof. Ana Tostões, chair of docomomo International, who has presented her keynote lecture by video since that, for compelling reasons, was not able to be in Israel, for the event.
Querubim Lapa (1925 - 2016)
Querubim Lapa passed away on 2nd May, 2016
DATE: 2/5/2016
docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great artist Querubim Lapa, to his family and friends.

Querubim Lapa was born in Portimão, in 1925. Having graduated in Sculpture (1947 - 1953) and Painting (1978), in ESBAL, Lisbon, he was an author of a multiple work – painting, drawing, sculpture, tile, engraving – but it was in the ceramics applied to architecture that he was distinguished himself.

He was one of the most influent Portuguese artists of the 20th century, not only because of his work, but also due to his attitude of permanent dissatisfaction with the established order and with a continuous view beyond the obvious, having participated in the modern revolution that was also extended to architecture.

Lisbon is today a richer place thanks to the artistic legacy he have left in its streets, avenues, schools and other public and private buildings, such as in the Hotel Ritz (1950s), in the Pastelaria Mexicana (1961), in the Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa (1961), in the Palácio da Justiça de Lisboa (1969), or in the Metro Station Bela Vista (1998), among others.

The vigil will be held this tuesday, 3th May, at 17h, in the Basílica da Estrela.

docomomo will remember him with joy and proud. 
Exhibition: Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise
13rd April - 29th August 2016, Galerie basse des expositions temporaires, Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 13/4/2016
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris, the Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine will host the international exhibition Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise, between April 13 and August 29, 2016 at the Galerie basse des expositions temporaires.

The exhibition is a co-production between the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine and s curated by the Portuguese architect and professor Nuno Grande.

More details: website.
Call: Candidacies Open
Santander Universidades Internship Grants on DOCOMOMO International
DATE: 14/4/2015
DOCOMOMO International would like to inform that are now open the candidacies for 2 internships with a duration of 3 months, within Programa de Bolsas Estágios do Santander Universidades (Santander Universidades Internship Grants Program), to the following functions:

1. Support for scientific publications editing and press office
http://empregopt.santanderadvance.com/empregos/vaga/32786/apoio-a-edicao-de-publicacoes-cientificas-e-assessoria-de-imprensa.html

2. Support for the organization of scientific meetings
http://empregopt.santanderadvance.com/empregos/vaga/32785/apoio-a-organizacao-de-encontros-cientificos.html

Only candidates whose University has joined the program can apply for the grants.
More details: http://bolsasdeestagiosantander.pt (Portuguese)
Awards: X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU)
Ana Tostões, A Idade Maior. Cultura e Tecnologia na Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa, Porto, FAUP, 2015.
DATE: 11/4/2016
docomomo International is pleased to inform you that the Chair, Professor Ana Tostoes, was awarded by the X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU) with the publication A Idade Maior. Cultura e Tecnologia na Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa, Porto, FAUP Edições, 2015.

BIAU will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, July 2016, with an academic program of activities that will include the presentation of the selected projects.

BIAU is an initiative of the Ministry of Development of the Government of Spain that wishes to be a forum for exchange of experiences among professionals of architecture and urbanism of the Latin American countries as well as a place of debate on the major problems affecting architecture and urbanism.

More details: website
Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)
Zaha Hadid passed away on 31st March, 2016
DATE: 31/3/2016
docomomo International wishes to convey the sincerest condolences, at the passing of the British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, to her family and friends.

“Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today. Born in Baghdad in 1950, she studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before starting her architectural journey in 1972 at the Architectural Association in London.
By 1979 she had established her own practice in London – Zaha Hadid Architects – garnering a reputation across the world for her ground-breaking theoretical works including The Peak in Hong Kong (1983), the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin (1986) and the Cardiff Bay Opera House in Wales (1994).
Working with office partner Patrik Schumacher, her interest was in the interface between architecture, landscape, and geology; which her practice integrates with the use of innovative technologies often resulting in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.

In 2004, Zaha Hadid became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She twice won the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, the RIBA Stirling Prize: in 2010 for the MAXXI Museum in Rome, a building for the staging of 21st century art, the distillation of years of experimentation, a mature piece of architecture conveying a calmness that belies the complexities of its form and organisation; and the Evelyn Grace Academy, a unique design, expertly inserted into an extremely tight site, that shows the students, staff and local residents they are valued and celebrates the school’s specialism throughout its fabric, with views of student participation at every turn.
Zaha Hadid’s other awards included the Republic of France’s Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Japan’s Praemium Imperiale and in 2012, Zaha Hadid was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.  She was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture.
She held various academic roles including the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture. Hadid also taught studios at Columbia University, Yale University and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.”

Quoted from the Zaha Hadid website.
IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2016
26th April 2016, Salão Nobre, Pavilhão Central, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 26/4/2016
On 26th April 2016, between 14h00 and 17h00, the IST PhD Week Spring 2016 will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.

Program:

Moderation
Ana Tostões (IST PhD Program in Architecture Coordinator)
Barbara Coutinho
Luis Santiago Baptista
Ricardo Carvalho

Speakers:
Vittorio Magnago Mapugnani
(Dean of the Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur, ETH Zurich, Germany)
The Shape of the City. A Methodological Proposal

Hilde Heynen

(Chair of the departmentof Architecture, Urbanismand Planning of the KU Leuven, Belgium)
Modernity, Gender and the City

Sarah Whiting

(Dean of the Rice School of Architecture, Houston)
Saving Modern Chicago

Tom Avermaete

(Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Negotiating Modernism: Reports from Casablanca and Chandigarh

The lecture will be in Engllish and the participation is free. Everyone is welcome!
Alvaro Siza at the Venice Biennale 2016
28th May - 27th November 2016, Venice, Italy
DATE: 28/5/2016
The Venice Biennale will present the 15th International Architecture Exhibition under the theme "Reporting from the Front", comissionered by Alejandro Aravena. It will take place between 28th May and 27th November 2016, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, in Venice, Italy.

The Portuguese participation in the Biennale will count with an exhibition entitled "Neighbourhood: Where Alvaro meets Aldo", about the work of Alvaro Siza in the field of social housing and its influences of Aldo Rossi. Carlos Moura Carvalho, Director of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Arts, is the commissioner of the Portuguese participation who designated Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli as curators. The exhibition will take place at the venue Campo di Marte, in the Giudecca island. A lecture by Professor Ana Tostoes, Chair of Docomomo International, will also take place at the inauguration of the exhibition.

More details: website website website
Publication: Architecture de la Culture
by Richard Klein and Bernard Toulier, docomomo, 2009
DATE: 0/0/0
Publication available for download: Richard Klein & Bernard Toulier (ed.), Architecture de la Culture, Relais du Pouvoir Européen, Paris, docomomo International, 2009 (French/English).

docomomo International initiated in 2004 a multi-year cycle entitled "networks of modernity in the twentieth century" in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Centredes Hautes Etudes de Chaillot. In 2005, "the networks of modernity" was devoted to architectures of culture in Europe. During the study days between 16th and 17th December, architects and researchers have explored the history and rehabilitation of Houses of the People and Houses of Culture, places of cultural and artistic diffusion experiencing a sharp rise the twentieth century. Resulting from political will, a new type of cultural institutions, which is as much a history of ideas and social representations than that of the States, was born. These new places designed for mass popular politicized decompartmentalise functions as theater and library, coffee and the gallery of the museumand the theater or the workshop and school. What is the affiliation between People´s House, Volkshaus, Casadel Popolo, Casa del Fascio, Mechanics Institute and House Culture? How to convey the heritage of thes spatial and formal organizations unpublished? Obsolete or restructured today, the Houses of Culture demonstrate great artistic programs, intellectual, administrative and policy of the twentieth century and, as such, entitled to heritage recognition. Between reforms, policy changes and restructuring, now arise related issues use and sustainability of these architectures.

Link for download
Colloquium: Universalism and Globalisation
11th April 2016, 10:00-18:30, Auditorium, Cité de l´Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, France
DATE: 11/4/2016
On 11th April 2016, from 10:00 to 18:30, it will take place the colloquium "Universalism and globalisation" about the Portuguese contemporary architecture, at the auditorium of Cite de l´Architceture et du Patrimoine, in Paris, France.

This colloquium will be held within the framework of the exhibition "The Universalists - 50 years of Portuguese Architecture", which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris, France.

Professor Ana Tostoes, Chair of docomomo International, will take part at the conference-debate "Internationalism, universalism and globalisation". 

PROGRAM
April 11, 2016 (10:00 - 18:30)

10:00 Opening:
Guy Amsellem, President of Cité de l´architecture & du patrimoine
Artur Santos Silva, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Nuno Grande, Curator of the Exhibition "Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise"

10:30 - 12: 30 Panel Discussion 1: 
Que sont devenus les acquis de la  Révolution de 1974?
Moderator: François Chaslin, critique

Álvaro Siza, architect
Alexandre Alves Costa, architect
Laurent Beaudouin, architect
José António Bandeirinha, critique

14:30-16:30 Panel Discussion 2: 
Au-delà du débat moderne/post-moderne
Moderator: Éric Lapierre, architect

Gonçalo Byrne, architect
Eduardo Souto de Moura, architect
Dominique Machabert, author
Jorge Figueira, critique 

16:30-18:30 Panel Discussion 3: 
Internationalisme, universalisme et globalisation

Moderator: Francis Rambert, Director of the l’Institut français d’architecture

João Luís Carrilho da Graça, architect
Manuel Mateus, architect 
Vincent Parreira, architect
Ana Tostões, critique 

More details: website
Colloquium: La Valeur Universelle Exceptionnelle. Une question essentielle et difficile
13th-14th April 2016, Ronchamp, France
DATE: 13/4/2016
A part of the candidacy to list 17 architectural works of Le Corbusier as World Heritage, the international colloquium La Valuer Universelle Exceptionnelle. Une question essentielle et difficile, will take place in Ronchamp, France, between 13th and 14th April 2016. The international colloquium is organized by the Communauté de Commune Rahin et Chérimont, and aims to stimulate the local support committee for the nomination, which currently has more than 650 signatures.

For two days, the colloquium will bring together specialists from the following institutions: French Ministry of Culture,Vauban network, Heritage office of La Chaux-de-Fonds, docomomo International, Fondation Le Corbusier, Association de l’œuvre de Notre-Dame du Haut and Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges.

Professor Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International, will address this discussion, by presenting a lecture on April 13, 2016, at the Salle des Fêtes George Taiclet, Ronchamp, France.


Registrations available until April 7, 2016, at: website.
More details: website.
14th IDC Keynote Speakers
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that the 14the International docomomo Conference -"Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016) will be opened, on 6th September 2016, by the keynote lecture by Alvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa, through an informal dialogue between the two. Other confirmed keynote speakers are Anne Lacaton, Jean Philippe Vassal, Joan Busquets, Winfried Brenne, Caruso St John Architects, Rem Koolhaas, João Luís Carrilho da Graça and João Gomes da Silva

Álvaro Siza
- Portugal, 1933
Álvaro Siza studied in the School of Fine Arts in Oporto and worked with the Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora between 1955 and 1958. He taught at the School of Architecture (ESBAP) from 1966-1969 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Construction in 1976. He has been a Visiting Professor at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne(EFFL), at the University of Pennsylvania, at the Los Andes School in Bogota and at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor. He continues to teach at the Oporto School of Architecture - Porto University.

Among many current designs, 1200 homes were built in Malagueira, Evora, with the designs for the Setubal College of Education, the Oporto Faculty of Architecture, the Aveiro University Library and the Santiago de Compostela University´s Faculty of Information Sciences. Designs include the Galician Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Compostela(Spain), the Oporto Modern Art Museum and, recently, a major mixed-use development in Boavista (Oporto, Portugal). He has been co-ordinating the Schilderswijk Zone 5 Renovation Plan in The Hague (Holland) since 1985, and is drawing up a scheme for blocks 6-7-8 in Ceramique Terrein, Maastricht. He is also supervising reconstruction of the fire-damaged area of Chiado in Lisbon. Other major works include the Praca de Espanha/Avenida Malhoa Master Plan in Lisbon and the design for the Meteorological Centre of the Olympic Village in Barcelona.

The Portuguese Department of the International Association of Art Critics awarded him with the Prize for Architecture in 1982. He received an Award from the Portuguese Architects Association in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded with the Gold Medal for Architecture by the Colegio de Architectos (Spain), the Alvar Aalto Foundation Gold Medal, the Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design from Harvard University, and the European Architectural Award by the EEC/Mies van der Rohe Foundation (Barcelona). In 1992, he was awarded with the Pritzker Prize by the Hyatt Foundation of Chicago for his lifelong achievements. In 1993 he was awarded with the National Architecture Prize by the Portuguese Architects Association. Doctor Honoris Causa by the Valencia University (1992) and by the Ecole Polythechnique Federale of Lausanne (1993).


Juhani Pallaasma
- Finland, 1936
Born in Hämeenlinna, Finland, in 1936. Graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1966. Finnish architect, educator, and critic, Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA. From 1991-98, Pallasmaa was dean and professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. Previously, he served as rector of the Helsinki University of Applied Arts and professor of architecture at the Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia. He has held visiting chairs of architecture at institutions in the Americas and Europe, including the University of Virginia, Catholic University of America, and Yale University. From 2001-03, Pallasmaa was the Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor of Architecture at Washington University; he has since continued to work with students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design’s Helsinki international semester program. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.

Pallasmaa’s architectural practice spans projects in urban design; building design; and exhibition, product, and graphic design. His built works can be found in Finland, France, Slovenia, Russia, Ethiopia, and China. In the United States, his design for the Arrival Plaza at the Cranbrook Academy greets each visitor to the historic campus. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Pallasmaa served as director of exhibitions and then as director overall of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and further as state artist professor. In these roles, he organized, curated, and designed numerous exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning, and the visual arts for national and international display, along with accompanying exhibition catalogs. Notable among these are The Language of Wood (1987) and Animal Architecture(1995). Pallasmaa is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Embodied Image (2011), The Thinking Hand(2009), Encounters: Architectural Essays (2006), The Aalto House (2003), Juhani Pallasmaa: Sensuous Minimalism(2002), The Architecture of Image (2001), The Villa Mairea (1998), The Eyes of the Skin (1996), and The Melnikov House(1996). The Eyes of the Skin, in particular, has become a standard text in studios and seminars around the world.

Awards for his architectural work include the 2009 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Finnish State Architecture Award, the Helsinki City Culture Award, the Fritz Schumacher Prize, and the Russian Federation of Architecture Award. Pallasmaa is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1991, he was Finland’s architectural representative at the Venice Biennale. The 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects’ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, Pallasmaa has written and lectured extensively throughout the world for more than 40 years on architecture and the visual arts, on environmental psychology, and on cultural philosophy.


Rem Koolhaas - Rotterdam, 1944
Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in 1975, together with Elia, Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, Koolhaas graduated from the Architectural Association in London, and in 1978, published Delirious New York, a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA and established connections between contemporary society and architecture. At this moment, Rem Koolhaas is heading the work of OMA, as well as AMO - the conceptual branch of OMA, a think tank focused on social, economic, and technological issues. Rem Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University, where he conducts the Project on the City, a research program investigating changing urban conditions around the world. The projects include a study on China´s Pearl River Delta (published as Great Leap Forward), an analysis of the role of retail and consumption in the contemporary society (The Harvard Guide to Shopping), and studies on Rome, Lagos, Moscow and Beijing.

Recently, OMA has completed the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, a campus center at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the Prada Epicenter in Los Angeles and the Public Library in Seattle. The Seattle Library was chosen by TIME magazine as The Best Architecture for 2004 and was described by the New York Times as "a blazing chandelier to swing your dreams upon. If an American city can erect a civic project as brave as this one, the sun hasnt set on the West." In April 2005, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Oporto was completed and was already voted as one of the most important concert halls in the world by the New York Times (April 10th 2005). In Asia, work has begun on CCTV — a 575,000m2 headquarters, studio, and cultural center for China´s national broadcaster, China Central Television, in Beijing. CCTV is OMA´s largest building to date, and is to be completed by 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games. Recent AMO projects include a study for the European Commission on the visual identity of the EU, image restructuring for Cond Nast magazines Lucky and Wired, a study on the future of the automobile for Volkswagen, and a study concerning preservation for the city of Beijing. By combining AMO and OMA Rem Koolhaas is seen as one of the most important thinkers of the last decades. Koolhaas has achieved the enviable stature of both cult idol and international celebrity.


Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal - France 1955, Marocco 1954.
Anne Lacaton is graduated from the School of Architecture of Bordeaux in 1980. She was visiting professor at the University of Madrid, Master Housing 2007-2013, at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), 2004, 2006 and 2010-11, Harvard GSD 2011 and 2015. Jean Philippe Vassal is graduated from the School of Architecture ofBordeaux in 1980. He worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from 1980 to 1985. He is professor at the UDK in Berlin since 2012. He was also visiting professor at the TU in Berlin (2007-10), and at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) between 2010-11.

Office Lacaton & Vassal, based in Paris, has an international practice, working on various programs of public buildings, housing and urban planning. The main works completed by the office: a contemporary art center in Dunkerque, thePalais de Tokyo in Paris, Site for contemporary creation, the Architecture School in Nantes, the House Latapie,Bordeaux, the Cité Manifeste in Mulhouse, social housing, the transformation of modernist social housing estates, asTour Bois le prêtre in Paris. All the projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard. They were distinguished with several awards, such as: Rolf Schock Prize (Stockholm 2014), the Grand Prix National d’Architecture (France, 2008),  the International Fellowship of the RIBA London (2009), the Equerre d´Argent Award 2011 (France). They were also appointed twice as finalists for the Mies Van der Rohe Award. It can be also highlighted the most recent publications in the framework of their architectural work: El Croquis, 177-178 (Madrid, 2015); AV, Arquitectura Viva, Monographs 170 "Lacaton & Vassal, Strategies of the Essential" (Madrid, 2014); Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n° 60 (Barcelona, 2012); A+U 12:03, n°498, "PLUS, large scale housing development. An exceptional case" (Barcelona, 2007).


Winfried Brenne - Germany, 1942

Winfried Brenne (Dipl.-Ing. Architekt BDA/DWB) studied architecture in Wuppertal and at TU Berlin, where he settled as an independent architect. From 1976 to 1990 he worked together with Helge Pitz. In 1990 he founded his own architectural practise Winfried Brenne Architekten and in 2002 Brenne Architekten Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, together with Franz Jaschke. His practice’s key projects include the reconstruction, restoration and alterations of precious monuments (UNESCO World Heritage Site, historic and public buildings), conceptual work, expert reports of solitaires/monument districts, sustainable and ecological construction.

From 1990 to 1992 he taught at TFH Berlin [1]. He was a member of the Council for the Preservation of Historic Buildings and Monuments Berlin (1996-1999), of the advisory council for the committee for reconstruction Bauhaus Dessau (1995-1999) and chairman of Stiftung Denkmalschutz (heritage foundation) Berlin (2000-2002). Since 2000 he is a member of ICOMOS German National Committee, since 2005 of Federal Foundation of Baukultur (Federal Foundation for the Culture of Building, based in Potsdam), since 2006 of the Berlin Academy of Arts and foundation member ofdocomomo Germany. In 2008 he received the WMF-Knoll-Modernism-Prize (World Monuments Fund/WMF) in New York for rebuilding of former federal school of ADGB, Bernau/Germany. In 2014 he was awarded the Heinrich-Tessenow-Medaille in recognition of his life’s work. Winfried Brenne also works as an author, lecturer and in developing concepts and realisation of exhibitions (focus on Bruno Taut, colour space).

[1] now: Beuth University of Applied Sciences


Caruso St John Architects - Canada 1962, United Kingdom 1959
Adam Caruso studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal. He worked for Florian Beigel and Arup Associates before establishing his own practice with Peter St John in 1990. He taught at the University of North London from 1990-2000, and was Professor of Architecture at the University of Bath from 2002-2005. He has been Visiting Professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, at the ETH Zurich, and on the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. In 2011 Adam Caruso was appointed Professor of Architecture and Construction at the ETH Zurich.

Peter St John began his architectural studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, completing them at the Architectural Association in 1984. He worked for Richard Rogers, Florian Beigel, Dixon Jones, and Arup Associates prior to establishing his own practice with Adam Caruso. Peter taught at the University of North London from 1990-2000. He was a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland from 1999-2001, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath from 2001-2004. In 2005, he was a visiting critic at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. From 2007 to 2009 he was a visiting professor at ETH in Zurich. He is currently an external examiner at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen and Cardiff School of Architecture, and is a visiting professor at London Metropolitan University.


Joan Busquets - Spain, 1946
Architect, urban planner and Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design at the GSD, Harvard University since 2002 and before at Barcelona UPC-ETSAB. Founder of LUB Barcelona. Head of Urban Planning for the Barcelona City Council in the preparations for the Barcelona Olympics 1992. Urban projects in The Hague, Delft, Geneva, Rotterdam, Toledo, Lisbon and Toulouse among others around the world like Singapore, Shanghai, Ningbo and Sao Paulo. Awarded with the 2012 Paris Grand Prix Spécial de l´Urbanisme (France) and 2011 Erasmus prize (The Netherlands).

Busquets has published many books, including: L’Urbanització marginal (1999), Toledo y su futuro/ Toledo and its Future (2000), Barcelona, Ciutat Vella: un pasado con futuro (2003), Bringing the Harvard Yards to the River (2004),  Six projects for Downtown´s Den Haag (2004), Barcelona: the Urban Evolution of a Compact City (2005), New Orleans. Strategies for a City in Soft Land (2005), A Coruña: a nova ciudade marítima no porto/A Coruña: a maritime city in the port (2006), Cities X-Lines: A new lens for the urbanistic project (2007), Cerdà and the Barcelona of the future, Reality Versus Design (2009), Maastricht Urban Surplus (2009), Shenzhen Designing the non-stop transformation city (2010),Spoorzone Delft-Railway Zone Public Space Design (2010), Joan Busquets -City in layers - Erasmus prize 2011 (2011),Niewe centrum, Nesselande, Roterdam (2011), Dunkerke projet de réaménagent du centre-ville (2012), Innovative Boulevards in Lisbon (2013), World Architecture Magazine n º 272 WA - Designing Urban Architecture: Joan Busquets+BAU/BLAU (2013), Barcelona: the Urban Evolution of a Compact City (2014), Toulouse - Identité et partage du centre-ville (2014).


João Luís Carrilho da Graça - Portugal, 1952
Architect, graduated from ESBAL (Lisbon, 1977), in the same year which he has initiated his professional activity. He lectured at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical Lisbon University (1977-1992). Professor at the Autonomous University of Lisbon (2001-2010) and at Evora University (2005-). João Luís Carrilho da Graça headed the architecture department at both institutions until 2010. He was invited professor at the Higher Technical School of Architecture, Navarra University, in 2007 and 2010. He has been invited to give lectures, seminars and conferences at several international universities and institutions.

Awards given to the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça include: the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic (2010); the Portuguese Pessoa Award (2008), the Luzboa-schréder Award (2004); the Order for Merit of the Portuguese Republic (1999) and the International Art Critics Association Award (1992). He was distinguished with the Piranesi Prix de Rome, in 2010, for the Archeological Museum of Castelo de São Jorge (Lisbon), with the FAD Prize, in 1999, and with the Valmor Prize, in 1998, for the Knowledge of the Seas Pavilion at Lisbon Expo ’98. Also, he was appointed for the Mies van der Rohe” Award in 1990, 1992, 1994, 2009, 2010 and 2011.


João Gomes da Silva - Portugal, 1962
João Gomes da Silva is graduated in Landscape Architecture from the Evora University in 1987, and lectured in the same university between 1987 and 1994. Since 2001 he is an invited professor at the Architecture Department of theUniversidade Autónoma de Lisboa. He has also been invited to lecture in several other universities, and he has participated in conferences and workshops, within the scope of Landscape Architecture and Landscape, both nationally and internationally. In 1997, he founded the atelier Global Landscape Architecture with the architect Inês Norton, creating a group that generates landscape theory and space, from the interpretation of the economic, social and contemporary cultural transformations. He has dedicated his professional life, individually or in collaboration, to the critical production of Landscape.

In 1990-91 he was awarded the Schinkel Prize, in Landscape Architecture, with the architects Inês Norton and João Mateus, in Berlin, Germany. With the project for the Public Spaces of the Expo´98 (Lisbon, Portugal), he was awarded with the Prize of the Portuguese Design Centre, in 1999. In 2004, he was awarded with the Valmor Prize of Architecture (Portugal), for the Expo´98 project, in co-authorship with the architect Manuel Salgado. With the SalinasLandscape Project in Madeira, in co-authorship with the architect Paulo David, he was awarded with the FAD Award, in Landscape Architecture (2007); with the International Stone Architecture Award and with the Audience Award in the V Landscape Biennial (Barcelona, 2008). In 2010, with the Cycling Track – Belém_Cais do Sodré segment, in co-authorship with Atelier P06, he was distinguished with the following awards: Red Dot – design Award; SEGD – Merit Award; D&AD-in Book e European Design Awards - Silver Award. In 2010, with the Castelo de São Jorge requalification project, in co-authorship with the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, he was awarded with the Piranesi Award.
14th IDC Keynote Speaker: Rem Koolhaas
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Rem Koolhaas will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016).

Rem Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, Koolhaas graduated from the Architectural Association in London, and in 1978, published Delirious New York, a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XLsummarized the work of OMA and established connections between contemporary society and architecture. At this moment Rem Koolhaas is heading the work of OMA as well as AMO - the conceptual branch of OMA, a think tank focused on social, economic, and technological issues.

Rem Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University where he conducts the Project on the City, a research program investigating changing urban conditions around the world. The projects include a study on China´s Pearl River Delta (published as Great Leap Forward), an analysis of the role of retail and consumption in the contemporary society (The Harvard Guide to Shopping), and studies on Rome, Lagos, Moscow and Beijing.
Recently, OMA has completed the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, a campus center at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the Prada Epicenter in Los Angeles and the Public Library in Seattle. The Seattle Library was chosen by TIME magazine as The Best Architecture for 2004 and was described by the New York Times as "a blazing chandelier to swing your dreams upon. If an American city can erect a civic project as brave as this one, the sun hasnt set on the West.

In April 2005, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto was completed and was already voted as one of the most important concert halls in the world by the New York Times (April 10th 2005). In Asia, work has begun on CCTV — a 575,000m2 headquarters, studio, and cultural center for China´s national broadcaster, China Central Television, in Beijing. CCTV is OMA´s largest building to date, and is to be completed by 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games.

Recent AMO projects include a study for the European Commission on the visual identity of the EU, image restructuring for Cond Nast magazines Lucky and Wired, a study on the future of the automobile for Volkswagen, and a study concerning preservation for the city of Beijing. By combining AMO and OMA Rem Koolhaas is seen as one of the most important thinkers of the last decades. Nicolai Ouroussoff critic for Los Angeles Times underlines this by: "There is little question that Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects of the last 20 years. As an architectural thinker, his cool analytic approach to design, sprinkled wit h a healthy skepticism, has informed the profession that his fingerprints can be found on the work of almost any young architect today. Koolhaas has achieved the enviable stature of both cult idol and international celebrity.
14th IDC Keynote Speaker: Caruso St John Architects
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Caruso St John Architects will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016).

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso and Peter St John established their practice in 1990, and have gained an international reputation for excellence in designing contemporary projects in the public realm. The practice came to public attention with the New Art Gallery in Walsall, a commission won in an international competition in 1995. From these origins in the visual arts, where a sensitivity to experience and context is required, the practice has extended its expertise and now works on a broad range of projects in the public and private realms. Current clients include Tate Britain, the City of Lille, Bremer Landesbank and the SBB (Swiss National Railways). Caruso St John aims to have a wide range of work at a variety of scales and want to resist the trend of increased size and specialisation that dominates contemporary architecture.

The practice is interested in the emotional potential and physical qualities of construction. This attitude has developed out of a fascination for materials, backed up with an involvement in academic and office based research. Built projects incorporate this research and respond to their physical context and brief in unexpected ways. The projects stand out by resisting off the peg construction. Both the New Art Gallery, Walsall (2000) and the Brick House, London (2006) have been short listed for the Stirling Prize, the UK most prestigious architecture award, in recognition of this ambition.

Adam Caruso and Peter St John are closely involved in the design of all projects, with one of the partners attending client meetings and leading the project together with an architect project leader. The practice is international in its outlook and in its make up, with many of the staff, including the partners, involved in teaching in schools of architecture. The office of approximately 25 work in an open studio in a 1930s factory building in East London which the practice converted to studio use for themselves. In 2010 a second office was opened by the practice in Zurich.
14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Joan Busquets
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Joan Busquets will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016).

Joan Busquets
Born in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain, in 1946. He graduated from School of Architecture, Escola Tecnica Superior d´Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), University of Technology of Catalonia, in 1969 and received his doctoral degree from the University of Barcelona, in 1975. Joan Busquets headed the Planning Department of the Municipality of Barcelona between 1983 and 1989 and during the preparations for the Olympics in 1992. He was Professor of Town Planning in the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona from 1979 until 2002. Since 2002 he has been a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds the chair of Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design. In addition, he has participated as a visiting professor in London, Urbino, Rotterdam, Rome, Lausanne, Geneva, and at the GSD, as well as on numerous juries for international competitions.

Main works:
Professionally based in Barcelona since the 1970s, Busquets has participated in strategic urban planning and design for the cities of Den Haag, Lisbon, Marseille, Rotterdam, Singapore, and Sao Paulo—most involving public-private partnerships—having also completed projects for the modern center of Trento, Italy; Villanova, Spain; and for housing in the Maquinista development of Barcelona. In 2002 his team won the International Competition for La Lanterna in Trieste, and the City Center for Nesselande in The Netherlands. 
Joan Busquets has published many articles and books, including Barcelona: Evolución urbanistica de una capital compacta (1992 and 1994), La urbanización marginal (1999), The Old Town of Barcelona: A Past with a Future (2003), Bringing the Harvard Yards to the River (2004), Aleppo: Rehabilitation of the Old City (2005), Barcelona: the Urban Evolution of a Compact City (2005), New Orleans: Strategies for a City in Soft Land (2005), A Coruña: A Maritime City in the Port (2006), Cities X Lines: A New Lens for the Urbanistic Project (2007), Cidade Antiga e Novo Projecto Urbano/Old City and a New Urban Artifact (2007). 

Main awards:
In 1969 he was a founding member of the Laboratorio de Urbanismo in Barcelona and undertook a long-term study of squatter settlements in Barcelona and other Southern European cities, for which he received the Spanish National Award for Town Planning in 1981, winning the award again in 1985 for his masterplan for Lerida´s old town. His urban rehabilitation strategy for Toledo, Spain in 2000, and the publication Toledo y su futuro was awarded a national prize and the Premio Europeo Gubbio 2000, and he is presently at work on a similar rehabilitation strategy for the Cuitat Vella (Old Town) in Barcelona.
14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal
14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisboa, 6-9 September 2016).

Anne Lacaton
Born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Visiting professor at the University of Madrid, Master Housing 2007-2013, at the EPFL Lausanne, 2004, 2006 and 2010-11, Harvard GSD 2011 & 2015

Jean Philippe Vassal
Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1954. Graduated from the school of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from 1980 to 1985.
Professor at the UDK in Berlin since 2012. Visiting professor at the TU in Berlin (2007-10), and at the EPFL Lausanne in 2010-11.

Main works:
Office Lacaton & Vassal based in Paris, has an international practice, working on various programs of public buildings, housing and urban planning.
The main works completed by the office : a contemporary art center in Dunkerque, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Site for contemporary creation, the architecture school in Nantes, the House Latapie, Bordeaux, the "Cité Manifeste" in Mulhouse, social housing, the transformation of modernist social housing estates, as Tour Bois le prêtre in Paris.

All the projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard.

Main Awards:
Rolf Schock Prize, Stockholm 2014,  the Grand Prix National d’Architecture, France, 2008,  the International Fellowship of the RIBA London in 2009, the Equerre d´Argent award 2011, France. Twice finalist for the Mies Van der Rohe Award.

Recent publications : 
El Croquis, 177-178, Monograph, Madrid, 2015,
AV, Arquitectura Viva, Monographs 170 "Lacaton & Vassal, Strategies of the Essential", Madrid, 2014
Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n° 60- Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2012, A+U 12:03, n°498, "PLUS, large scale housing development. An exceptional case", Druot, Lacaton & Vassal, Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2007
14th IDC Keynote Speakers: Álvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that the 14th International docomomo Conference -"Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016) will be opened, on 6th September 2016, by the keynote lecture by Alvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa, through an informal dialogue between the two.

Álvaro Siza
Born in Matosinhos, Porto, in 1933. He studied in the School of Fine Arts in Porto and worked with the Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora between 1955 and 1958. He taught at the School of Architecture (ESBAP) from 1966-69 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Construction in 1976. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polythechnique of Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania, the Los Andes School in Bogota and at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor. He continues to teach at the Porto School of Architecture from Porto University.

Main works:
Among many current designs, 1200 homes were built in Malagueira, Evora, with the designs for the Setubal College of Education, the Porto Faculty of Architecture, the Aveiro University Library and the Santiago de Compostela University´s Faculty of Information Sciences. Designs include the Galician Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Porto Modern Art Museum and, recently, a major mixed-use development in Boavista, Oporto. He has been co-ordinating the Schilderswijk Zone 5 Renovation Plan in The Hague, Holland, since 1985, and is drawing up a scheme for blocks 6-7-8 in Ceramique Terrein, Maastricht. He is also supervising reconstruction of the fire-damaged area of Chiado in Lisbon. Other major works include the Praca de Espanha/Avenida Malhoa Master Plan in Lisbon and the design for the Meteorological Centre of the Olympic Village in Barcelona. 

Main awards:
The Portuguese Department of the International Association of Art Critics awarded him the Prize for Architecture in 1982. He received an Award from the Portuguese Architects Association in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Architecture by the Colegio de Architectos, Spain, the Alvar Aalto Foundation Gold Medal, the Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design from Harvard University, and the European Architectural Award by the EEC/Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona. In 1992 he was awarded the Pritzker Prize by the Hyatt Foundation of Chicago for his lifelong achievements. In 1993 he was awarded the National Architecture Prize by the Portuguese Architects Association. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Valencia (1992) and by the Ecole Polythechnique Federale of Lausanne (1993).

Juhani Pallasmaa
Born in Hämeenlinna, Finland, in 1936. Graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1966. Finnish architect, educator, and critic, Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA. 
From 1991-98, Pallasmaa was dean and professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. Previously, he served as rector of the Helsinki University of Applied Arts and professor of architecture at the Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia. He has held visiting chairs of architecture at institutions in the Americas and Europe, including the University of Virginia, Catholic University of America, and Yale University. From 2001-03, Pallasmaa was the Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor of Architecture at Washington University; he has since continued to work with students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design’s Helsinki international semester program. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.


Main works:
Pallasmaa’s architectural practice spans projects in urban design; building design; and exhibition, product, and graphic design. His built works can be found in Finland, France, Slovenia, Russia, Ethiopia, and China. In the United States, his design for the Arrival Plaza at the Cranbrook Academy greets each visitor to the historic campus. Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Pallasmaa served as director of exhibitions and then as director overall of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and further as state artist professor. In these roles, he organized, curated, and designed numerous exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning, and the visual arts for national and international display, along with accompanying exhibition catalogs. Notable among these are The Language of Wood (1987) and Animal Architecture (1995). Pallasmaa is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Embodied Image (2011), The Thinking Hand (2009), Encounters: Architectural Essays (2006), The Aalto House (2003), Juhani Pallasmaa: Sensuous Minimalism (2002), The Architecture of Image (2001), The Villa Mairea (1998), The Eyes of the Skin (1996), and The Melnikov House (1996). The Eyes of the Skin, in particular, has become a standard text in studios and seminars around the world.


Main awards:
Awards for his architectural work include the 2009 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Finnish State Architecture Award, the Helsinki City Culture Award, the Fritz Schumacher Prize, and the Russian Federation of Architecture Award. Pallasmaa is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1991, he was Finland’s architectural representative at the Venice Biennale.The 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects’ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, Pallasmaa has written and lectured extensively throughout the world for more than 40 years on architecture and the visual arts, on environmental psychology, and on cultural philosophy.
Docomomo Virtual Exhibition
23 November 2015, Técnico - University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 23/11/2015
DOCOMOMO LAUNCHED GLOBAL VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
Tecnico - University of Lisbon, Pavilhao de Civil e Arquitectura, Sala 4.41
Lisbon, 23 November 2015

docomomo
International launched a new project: the docomomo virtual exhibition(MoMove). The website -exhibition.docomomo.com - offers a selection of 2000 buildings and sites of the Modern Movement, curated by architects, historians and other professionals. This is a unique database for its geographic reach and number of works. The exhibition launching took place at Tecnico - University of Lisbon, during the PhD International Week with the presence of Ana Tostoes, docomomo International Chair, Andrea Canziani, Antonio Bandeirinha, Horacio Torrent, Miles Glendinning and Timo Tuomi.

The docomomo virtual exhibition is always in constant transformation, counting on docomomo members around the world. In order to increase public awareness to the importance of this recent and devalued heritage, this virtual exhibition is also a tool to promote its study, interpretation and protection.

Based on a world map, the user can search any building or architect, discover essential data, filter information by keywords, find image galleries and videos. The buildings can be shared on major social networks or commented directly. The MoMove also functions as a mobile app (web) making it easy to use while traveling and visiting a proposed tour within a close area or topic of interest.
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Since its creation, docomomo International has experienced a rapid growth, establishing itself as a major player not only in the realm of conservation, but also in the broader field of architectural culture. As a non-profit organization, it is vital the recognition and the help of the community!

docomomo International is an organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement. It aims to:
  • Bring the significance of the architecture of the Modern Movement to the attention the public, the authorities, the professionals and the educational community;
  • Identify and promote the surveying of the works of the Modern Movement;
  • Promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement;
  • Oppose destruction and disfigurement of significant works;
  • Foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and adaptive (re)use;
  • Attract funding for documentation conservation and (re)use;
  • Explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement.
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DATE: 11/1/2016
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14th IDC Keynote Speakers
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that the 14the International docomomo Conference -"Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016) will be opened, on 6th September 2016, by the keynote lecture by Alvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa, through an informal dialogue between the two. Other confirmed keynote speakers are Anne Lacaton, Jean Philippe Vassal, Joan Busquets and Winfried Brenne.

Alvaro Siza
Born in Matosinhos, Porto, in 1933. He studied in the School of Fine Arts in Porto and worked with the Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora between 1955 and 1958. He taught at the School of Architecture (ESBAP) from 1966-69 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Construction in 1976. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polythechnique of Lausanne, the University of Pennsylvania, the Los Andes School in Bogota and at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University as Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor. He continues to teach at the Porto School of Architecture from Porto University.

Main works:
Among many current designs, 1200 homes were built in Malagueira, Evora, with the designs for the Setubal College of Education, the Porto Faculty of Architecture, the Aveiro University Library and the Santiago de Compostela University´s Faculty of Information Sciences. Designs include the Galician Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Porto Modern Art Museum and, recently, a major mixed-use development in Boavista, Oporto. He has been co-ordinating the Schilderswijk Zone 5 Renovation Plan in The Hague, Holland, since 1985, and is drawing up a scheme for blocks 6-7-8 in Ceramique Terrein, Maastricht. He is also supervising reconstruction of the fire-damaged area of Chiado in Lisbon. Other major works include the Praca de Espanha/Avenida Malhoa Master Plan in Lisbon and the design for the Meteorological Centre of the Olympic Village in Barcelona.

Main awards:
The Portuguese Department of the International Association of Art Critics awarded him the Prize for Architecture in 1982. He received an Award from the Portuguese Architects Association in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Architecture by the Colegio de Architectos, Spain, the Alvar Aalto Foundation Gold Medal, the Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design from Harvard University, and the European Architectural Award by the EEC/Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barcelona. In 1992 he was awarded the Pritzker Prize by the Hyatt Foundation of Chicago for his lifelong achievements. In 1993 he was awarded the National Architecture Prize by the Portuguese Architects Association. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Valencia (1992) and by the Ecole Polythechnique Federale of Lausanne (1993).

Juhani Pallasmaa
Born in Hameenlinna, Finland, in 1936. Graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1966. Finnish architect, educator, and critic, Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA.
From 1991-98, Pallasmaa was dean and professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology. Previously, he served as rector of the Helsinki University of Applied Arts and professor of architecture at the Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia. He has held visiting chairs of architecture at institutions in the Americas and Europe, including the University of Virginia, Catholic University of America, and Yale University. From 2001-03, Pallasmaa was the Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor of Architecture at Washington University; he has since continued to work with students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design´s Helsinki international semester program. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.

Main works:
Pallasmaa´s architectural practice spans projects in urban design; building design; and exhibition, product, and graphic design. His built works can be found in Finland, France, Slovenia, Russia, Ethiopia, and China. In the United States, his design for the Arrival Plaza at the Cranbrook Academy greets each visitor to the historic campus. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Pallasmaa served as director of exhibitions and then as director overall of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and further as state artist professor. In these roles, he organized, curated, and designed numerous exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning, and the visual arts for national and international display, along with accompanying exhibition catalogs. Notable among these are The Language of Wood (1987) and Animal Architecture (1995). Pallasmaa is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Embodied Image (2011), The Thinking Hand (2009), Encounters: Architectural Essays (2006), The Aalto House (2003), Juhani Pallasmaa: Sensuous Minimalism (2002), The Architecture of Image (2001), The Villa Mairea (1998), The Eyes of the Skin (1996), and The Melnikov House (1996). The Eyes of the Skin, in particular, has become a standard text in studios and seminars around the world.

Main awards:
Awards for his architectural work include the 2009 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Finnish State Architecture Award, the Helsinki City Culture Award, the Fritz Schumacher Prize, and the Russian Federation of Architecture Award. Pallasmaa is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and an Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1991, he was Finland´s architectural representative at the Venice Biennale. The 1999 recipient of the International Union of Architects´ Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism, Pallasmaa has written and lectured extensively throughout the world for more than 40 years on architecture and the visual arts, on environmental psychology, and on cultural philosophy.

Anne Lacaton
Born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Visiting professor at the University of Madrid, Master Housing 2007-2013, at the EPFL Lausanne, 2004, 2006 and 2010-11, Harvard GSD 2011 & 2015

Jean Philippe Vassal
Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1954. Graduated from the school of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980.
Worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from 1980 to 1985.
Professor at the UDK in Berlin since 2012. Visiting professor at the TU in Berlin (2007-10), and at the EPFL Lausanne in 2010-11.

Main works:
Office Lacaton & Vassal based in Paris, has an international practice, working on various programs of public buildings, housing and urban planning.The main works completed by the office : a contemporary art center in Dunkerque, the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Site for contemporary creation, the architecture school in Nantes, the House Latapie, Bordeaux, the "Cite Manifeste" in Mulhouse, social housing, the transformation of modernist social housing estates, as Tour Bois le pretre in Paris. All the projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard.
contemporary creation, the architecture school in Nantes, the House Latapie, Bordeaux, the "Cite Manifeste" in Mulhouse, social housing, the transformation of modernist social housing estates, as Tour Bois le pretre in Paris. All the projects are based on a principle of generosity and economy, serving the life, the uses and the appropriation, with the aim of changing the standard.
Recent publications: El Croquis, 177-178, Monograph, Madrid, 2015, AV, Arquitectura Viva, Monographs 170 "Lacaton & Vassal, Strategies of the Essential", Madrid, 2014 Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n´60- Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2012, A+U 12:03, n´498, "PLUS, large scale housing development. An exceptional case", Druot, Lacaton & Vassal, Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2007

Main awards:
Rolf Schock Prize, Stockholm 2014, the Grand Prix National d´Architecture, France, 2008, the International
Fellowship of the RIBA London in 2009, the Equerre d´Argent award 2011, France. Twice finalist for the Mies Van der Rohe Award.

Joan Busquets
Born in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain, in 1946. He graduated from School of Architecture, Escola Tecnica Superior d´Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), University of Technology of Catalonia, in 1969 and received his doctoral degree from the University of Barcelona, in 1975. Joan Busquets headed the Planning Department of the Municipality of Barcelona between 1983 and 1989 and during the preparations for the Olympics in 1992. He was Professor of Town Planning in the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona from 1979 until 2002. Since 2002 he has been a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and holds the chair of Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design. In addition, he has participated as a visiting professor in London, Urbino, Rotterdam, Rome, Lausanne, Geneva, and at the GSD, as well as on numerous juries for international competitions.

Main works:
Professionally based in Barcelona since the 1970s, Busquets has participated in strategic urban planning and design for the cities of Den Haag, Lisbon, Marseille, Rotterdam, Singapore, and Sao Paulo - most involving public-private partnerships - having also completed projects for the modern center of Trento, Italy; Villanova, Spain; and for housing in the Maquinista development of Barcelona. In 2002 his team won the International Competition for La Lanterna in Trieste, and the City Center for Nesselande in The Netherlands.
Joan Busquets has published many articles and books, including Barcelona: Evolucion urbanistica de una capital compacta (1992 and 1994), La urbanizacion marginal (1999), The Old Town of Barcelona: A Past with a Future (2003), Bringing the Harvard Yards to the River (2004), Aleppo: Rehabilitation of the Old City (2005), Barcelona: the Urban Evolution of a Compact City (2005), New Orleans: Strategies for a City in Soft Land (2005), A Coruna: A Maritime City in the Port (2006), Cities X Lines: A New Lens for the Urbanistic Project (2007), Cidade Antiga e Novo Projecto Urbano/Old City and a New Urban Artifact (2007).

Main awards:
In 1969 he was a founding member of the Laboratorio de Urbanismo in Barcelona and undertook a long-term study of squatter settlements in Barcelona and other Southern European cities, for which he received the Spanish National Award for Town Planning in 1981, winning the award again in 1985 for his masterplan for Leridas old town. His urban rehabilitation strategy for Toledo, Spain in 2000, and the publication Toledo y su futuro was awarded a national prize and the Premio Europeo Gubbio 2000, and he is presently at work on a similar rehabilitation strategy for the Cuitat Vella (Old Town) in Barcelona.

Winfried Brenne
Born Plauen, Germany in 1942. He studied in Architekturstudium in Wuppertal and Technische Universitat Berlin and graduated in 1975. From 1975 to 1978 he worked in architectural studio Buro AGP in Berlin. Since 1978, he has been a freelance architect in Berlin, working mainly on housing developments, ecological construction and building within the existing fabric.

Main works:
A primary focus of his work consists of condition surveys and the restoration of buildings and ensembles of the New Objectivity movement, including the Hufeneisensiedlung in Britz and other Berlin housing estates of the 1920s. In addition, the restoration of prominent individual landmarks, such as the Muche-Schlememer House in Dessau and the former Federal School of German Trade Union Alliance (ADGB) in Bernau, as well as Schloss Charlottenburg and the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Since 1993 he has been a member of docomomo Germany, since 2000 of the German National Committee of ICOMOS, and since 2006 of the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin. He has published numerous books and articles, notably on the work of Bruno Taut.

Main awards:
During his career Winfried Brenne has received several awards both in his country and abroad including: Builders Prize "Modernization 1997" for Garden City at the Falkenberg, Gartenstadtweg, Berlin-Treptow (1997), Certificate of Recognition Bundeminsterium of Food, Agriculture and Forestry for Brandenburg Nature House (1999), 3rd Rank Prize "Architekturpreis Niedrig Energie Bau" for Okohaus in the Heinrich Boll settlement, Berlin-Pankow (1999) and Clients Prize "Modernization 1999" for Condominium Heinz-Bartsch, Berlin (1999) among others.
Docomomo Journal 53 (2015/2)
LC 50 Years After
DATE: 27/8/2015
The theme of this 53rd docomomo Journal is LC - 50 Years After. As a tribute to Le Corbusier (LC) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death, this issue of docomomo Journal is focused on rehabilitation and conservation processes undertaken on Le Corbusier buildings and sites worldwide monitored by the Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC).

LC prolific personality as theorist, painter, sculptor, architect, urban planner, researcher, disseminator, thinker, and provocative activist, helped to make him a universal author. His dual and inseparable theoretical and practical activities represented a source for LC´s balanced inspirational and systematic method. Envisaging "la planete comme chantier" (1), LC drove his obsessive constructive impulse around the whole world, to nations such as Japan, Russia, Argentina and India. Thinking deeply about the human condition in the contemporary age, he looked for solutions to solve social, technical and spatial problems, believing that architecture could have the power to improve the world. To the question "architecture or revolution?" he answered "revolution can be avoided" (2) through modern architecture.

50 years later, Le Corbusier still creates controversy,passion, discussion and intellectual stimulus, confirming the endurance of his long life energy, spirit and legacy. Through time and space, proportion and matter, his architecture is in fact a "wise, correct and magnificent play of volumes gathered under light" (3) crystallizing a vision of the world as an "espace indicible" (4). Nowadays, several of LC´s buildings are under threat. This issue of docomomo Journal presents a large variety of interventions and approaches, showing the cross-section of issues that Le Corbusier´s work raises in the restoration of Modern Architecture.

From houses to facilities, from Europe to Asia or America, from public authorities to private owners, these buildings have stood the test of time, proving their resilience and character. I wish to thank Benedicte Gandini, Michel Richard, and the FLC, for accepting the challenge to be the guest editors of this issue and to share with us the "transnational" importance of Le Corbusier, through the analyzes conducted by a exceptional range of experts.

docomomo International wishes to stress the importance of the FLC in disseminating LC´s ideas and preserving his work. Besides being responsible for keeping alive LC´s knowledge and spirit, and gathering precious archives consulted on a daily basis by researchers worldwide, the FLC is carrying out a most important task: the proposed inclusion of "LC architectural work of Le Corbusier [as] an outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement" in the UNESCO World Heritage List (WHL). Envisaged as cultural property, it is a transnational application that brings together the nations of Argentina, Belgium, France, India, Japan and Switzerland at the World Heritage Convention. The aim is to fight for recognition of the buildings and sites constructed by Le Corbusier worldwide as exceptional and as milestones of the Modern Movement that influenced the practice of architecture everywhere. After many well-founded efforts over 50 years, for recognition of the vital nature of LC´s legacy, the WHL candidacy is still waiting for final positive results. As stated at the 12th docomomo Council Meeting (Helsinki, 2012), "docomomo International confirms the outstanding universal value of architectural works by Le Corbusier and supports a serial nomination in the World´s Heritage List". Therefore, we believe that the conclusion of the recognition process is urgent, as we all know that it will also guarantee the protection of invaluable architectural ensembles, as in the case of the perfectly balanced Capitol Complex in Chandigarh which is under threat (see p. 84).

Quoting Tim Benton, LC with exigent and permanent criticism "was somebody capable of renewing himself atevery moment, [believing] in the universal value of architecture" (5). Today, we could reformulate this universal values the urgency to strive towards a sustainable future. That´s why docomomo chose "Adaptive Reuse: The Modern Movement towards the Future" as the main topic for the 14th International docomomo Conference that will take place in Lisbon from the 6th to the 9th September 2016, in order to pursuit the Modern Movement´s social and collective project engaged with the challenge of creating a better place to live in an ever faster changing world.

Ana Tostoes
Chair of docomomo International

Notes
(1) Jean-Louis Cohen, Le Corbusier: La planete comme chantier, Paris, Editiones Textuel, 2005.
(2) Le Corbusier, Vers une Architecture, Paris, Editions Cres,1923.
(3) Idem.
(4) Le Corbusier, "Le espace indicible";, L´Architecture d´Aujourd´hui, Paris,Nov.-Dec., 1946.
(5) "UNESCO World Heritage List: Le Corbusier Proposal Deferred",docomomoJournal, 44, Barcelona, 2011, p. 89-90.
14th International Docomomo Conference – Sponsorship Program
First Sponsor, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jos Tomlow
DATE: 21/12/2015
It is with great pleasure that docomomo International announces the first sponsor for the 14th Internationaldocomomo Conference, which will take place at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon,6-9 September 2016). 

On behalf of the docomomo International Executive Committee, we would like to express our great gratitude to Jos Tomlow, ISC-Technology docomomo member and Advisory Board Member of the 14thInternationaldocomomo Conference, for his great efforts and financial support within the next docomomo Conference.

Joseph Tomlow (Germany)
Jos Tomlow, Prof. Dr.-Ing. (Roermond NL, 1951). Member of docomomo Germany and docomomoInternational Specialist Committee on Technology. He trained architecture at Delft University (Netherlands) and he was co-founder of the Gaudi research group (Delft, 1976) directed by Jan Molema. Construction history research at the Institute for Lichtweight Structures IL (Stuttgart University, until 1990) directed by Frei Otto. Since 1995 he is teaching and researching Professor at the University of applied Sciences Zittau/Gorlitz (Zittau, Germany). He co-organised technology seminars like: Climate and Building Physics in the Modern Movement (Lobau, 2005) and Perceived Technologies in the Modern Movement 1918 - 1975 (Karlsruhe, 2013). Publications on 19th/20th century architecture.

docomomo International invites anyone interested to join the sponsorship program for the 14th Internationaldocomomo Conference, integrating a network of sponsors of this event and support an important opportunity for the discussion of the Modern Movement, participating in the worldwide effort to identify, record and preserve modern architecture worldwide.
Exhibition and Events: DEMOPOLIS - The Right to Public Space
12nd March - 29th May 2016, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
DATE: 12/3/2016
"The public space has become a political arena; its use and design is a matter of negotiation for the future. The public continues to make new demands on the basic principles of democracy and on the design of public spaces in which these are negotiated. DEMO:POLIS introduces the scope and significance of public space for contemporary society. Exemplary works, films, models, designs, concepts by artists and architects as well as participatory models, stress the potentials of public spaces for our civil society.

Works by artists including Nuno Cera, Hans Haacke, Birgit Hein, Reinhild Hoffmann, Elfi Mikesch, Michael Najjar, Michael Ruetz, Stih & Schnock, Wermke / Leinkauf, among others, will be shown, as well as designs and buildings by the architects Barkow Leibinger, Foster + Partners, Sean Harrington and A2 Architects, Kleihues + Kleihues, Lacaton & Vassal, Andrés Mignucci, Rozana Montiel, Sadar + Vuga, Michael van Valkenburgh, Zuloark, et al.

catalogue in separate German and English editions will be published to accompany the exhibition. The exhibition is curated by Wilfried Wang, Berlin, member of the Akademie der Künste and O´Neil Ford Professor, University of Texas at Austin; Barbara Hoidn, Berlin, is the editor of the catalogue.

More details: website.
14th IDC Keynote Speaker: Rem Koolhaas
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 7/9/2016
docomomo International has the pleasure to announce that Rem Koolhaas will present a keynote lecture on the 14th International docomomo Conference - "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future" (Lisbon, 6-9 September 2016).

Rem Koolhaas
Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, Koolhaas graduated from the Architectural Association in London, and in 1978, published Delirious New York, a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XLsummarized the work of OMA and established connections between contemporary society and architecture. At this moment Rem Koolhaas is heading the work of OMA as well as AMO - the conceptual branch of OMA, a think tank focused on social, economic, and technological issues.
Rem Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University where he conducts the Project on the City, a research program investigating changing urban conditions around the world. The projects include a study on China´s Pearl River Delta (published as Great Leap Forward), an analysis of the role of retail and consumption in the contemporary society (The Harvard Guide to Shopping), and studies on Rome, Lagos, Moscow and Beijing.
Recently, OMA has completed the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, a campus center at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, the Prada Epicenter in Los Angeles and the Public Library in Seattle. The Seattle Library was chosen by TIME magazine as The Best Architecture for 2004 and was described by the New York Times as "a blazing chandelier to swing your dreams upon. If an American city can erect a civic project as brave as this one, the sun hasnt set on the West." (May 16th 2004)
In April 2005, the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto was completed and was already voted as one of the most important concert halls in the world by the New York Times (April 10th 2005). In Asia, work has begun on CCTV â€â€ a 575,000m2 headquarters, studio, and cultural center for China´s national broadcaster, China Central Television, in Beijing. CCTV is OMA´s largest building to date, and is to be completed by 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympic Games.
Recent AMO projects include a study for the European Commission on the visual identity of the EU, image restructuring for Cond Nast magazines Lucky and Wired, a study on the future of the automobile for Volkswagen, and a study concerning preservation for the city of Beijing. By combining AMO and OMA Rem Koolhaas is seen as one of the most important thinkers of the last decades. Nicolai Ouroussoff critic for Los Angeles Times underlines this by: "There is little question that Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects of the last 20 years. As an architectural thinker, his cool analytic approach to design, sprinkled wit h a healthy skepticism, has informed the profession that his fingerprints can be found on the work of almost any young architect today. Koolhaas has achieved the enviable stature of both cult idol and international celebrity.
Docomomo International at the Colloquium on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of ICOMOS Germany, “Monument – Building – Culture – Conservationists and Architects in Dialogue”
26-28 November 2015, Mainz, Germany
DATE: 26/11/2015
The Chair of docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostoes, participated in the Colloquium on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of ICOMOS Germany, “Monument – Building – Culture – Conservationists and Architects in Dialogue”, in Mainz, Germany, from 26 to 28 November 2015. It was organised by ICOMOS Germany, the Chamber of Architects of Rhineland Palatinate, and the Directorate General Cultural Heritageof Rhineland Palatine, in cooperation with the Federal Foundation of Baukultur.

Professor Ana Tostoes presented the lecture "Heritage of Late Modernism and Post Modernism – DOCOMOMO’s Approach".

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Docomomo International at theregional conference on the theme of urban conservation and the role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in safeguarding the heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab World
1 - 3 December 2015, Kuwait
DATE: 1/12/2015
The Secretary General of docomomo International, Zara Ferreira, participated in the regional conference on the theme of urban conservation and the role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in safeguarding the heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab World, organised by the UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), that took place in Kuwait City, between 1 and 3 December 2015.

"Nowadays, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas which play a major role in development, as engines of global growth and centres of creativity and innovation. However, rapid and uncontrolled urbanization may result in significant issues such as the fragmentation of the urban and social fabric or the rapid deterioration of the quality of the built environment. This is particularly visible in countries where specific socioeconomic and political contexts often imply taking emergency actions to address the growing needs of the population in terms of housing and building the necessary infrastructures and equipment. 
Furthermore, the overall context of the economic crisis requires a better management of natural resources for a development that be sustainable and just.

Urban heritage is a key resource towards enhancing the livability of urban areas and fostering economic development and social cohesion in a global changing environment. The Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2011, proposes a holistic approach to the territory for a better integration of the practice of urban conservation in planning and development policies. It provides a framework that includes the objectives of sustainable development and supports public and private initiatives aiming at preserving and enhancing the quality of the human environment.

Historic urban ensembles are the most represented category of properties on the World Heritage List. In the Arab world, they hold an outstanding heritage that tells several chapters of the history of this region, including the modernity period which followed the Ottoman Reforms in the 19th century. This urban and architectural heritage known as “modern” is multiple and expressed differently according to the geographical, sociocultural and temporal frameworks in which it is considered. Thus, it isn’t “a modernity” but “modernities” that form this heritage, seen as common to all Arab countries. This “Heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab world”, is often unknown and has suffered, over the last decades, from neglect and severe damages that make it today threatened with extinction.

Therefore, within UNESCO’s action for the safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage in all its forms, the World Heritage Centre develops the application of the approach based on historic urban landscape for the sustainable conservation of urban heritage. This approach becomes even more relevant in the debate which will lead to the adoption of the Post-2015 vision for sustainable development, including a new urban agenda."

The conference was held in Kuwait and addressed these issues by focusing on the key point of the integration of heritage conservation in the training of future architects and urban planners of the Arab world. The participation of representatives from universities and schools of urban planning and architecture, together with participants from regional and international institutions, was one of the bases of this meeting. It was also an opportunity to discover modern heritage in Kuwait and this country’s experience in conserving and enhancing this heritage.

More details: Website.
Press Release: Archiprix International 2016
Candidacies for next edition are open till 17th January
DATE: 17/1/2016
Archiprix Portugal is pleased to announce the opening of the 2016 edition of Archiprix Portugal Prize, which will, once again, distinguish the best Masters Thesis projects presented in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. Entries for this 2016 edition are possible until 17th January.

Being one of the institutional partners of the Archiprix Portugal 2016, docomomo International supported the development of this initiative.

"The Archiprix Portugal Prize was instituted in 2012, by the Serra Henriques Foundation (Lisbon) and the Archiprix Foundation (Rotterdam), involving the Portuguese Association of Architects and the Portuguese architecture schools.

Archiprix is internationally referenced as one of the most prestigious academic architecture awards, annually distinguishing the best Masters Thesis projects presented in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. The Archiprix Prize is characterized by the diversity of its projects. Contrasting the generality of architectural contests, Archiprix does not impose, a priori, a specific problematic. On the contrary, Archiprix promotes intellectual and academic diversity. For this reason, the projects themes, their presentation and their level of detail vary considerably from one another. The diversity and the high quality of the Archiprix projects represent, as a whole, an important contribution to the emerging national architecture projection.

In this sense, Archiprix establishes agreements with relevant entities regarding the disclosure of new talents in the field of architecture, giving them international visibility and privileged public exposure.

The Archiprix organization is composed of an Executive Committee and an Advisory Council, which is a non-executive operational and scientific counselling organ regarding the Jury´s creation and concerning the participation in academic meetings. The Prize winners inherently integrate this Council.

Archiprix Portugal falls within the International Archiprix Network, constituted by the counterpart initiatives Archiprix Holland Archiprix Chile Central Europe (Bosnia Herzegovina, Austria, Hungary, Croatia,Turkey Italy and Russia. Also part of the Archiprix network is the global scoped awards Archiprix International."

You can download the candidacy guide below. (Texts in Portuguese)

More details and instructions about the candidacies at: website (Portuguese)
Docomomo International at the Celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Architect José Carlos Loureiro
2 December 2015, 6 pm, FAUP, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 2/12/2015
On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the architect José Carlos Loureiro, the Marques da Silva Foundation (FIMS), entity to which he has donated his professional collection, and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), place of education and pedagogical practice, come together in order to honor one of the deans of Portuguese architecture.

Ana Tostões, docomomo International chair, was a part of the round table, along with Álvaro Siza and Nuno Brandão Costa and moderated by Commissioner Alexandre Alves Costa, of the conference "José Carlos Loureiro, Arquitecto" that took place on 2 December, at 6 pm, in the Auditorium Fernando Távora of FAUP. Followed by a presentation in the Exhibition Gallery, at FAUP, at 7.30 pm, exhibiting three unique works of José Carlos Loureiro: his private house (1949/50), Parnaso Building (1955) and the Hotel D. Henrique (1966). The exhibition was curated by Luís Pinheiro Loureiro and Nuno Brandão Costa and it will be open to the public until the end of January 2016.

Full video at: website. (Portuguese)
14th International Docomomo Conference - Abstract Selection
23-24 November 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 23/11/2015
DOCOMOMO International and the Scientific Committee of the 14th International Docomomo Conference were gathered in Lisbon between 22nd and 23rd February for the final Abstract Selection. From a total of 516 were selected 143 abstracts. Next week, all the selected authors will be informed.
Docomomo International at the Workshop & Lecture Series: RE Kuwait´s Modern Heritage
5 - 9 December 2015, Bayt Al Bader, Kuwait City, Kuwait
DATE: 5/12/2015
The Secretary General of docomomo International, Zara Ferreira, participated as tutor, in the Workshop & Lecture Series: RE Kuwait´s Modern Heritage, organised by docomomo Kuwait and NCCAL, that took place in Kuwait City, between 5 and 9 December 2015.

This workshop focused on the legacy of Wilson and Mason architects, the heritage value of their work, and their contribution towards a local identity not only in Kuwait, but other oil producing nations in the Middle East.
With a specific focus on the Former Bank of the Middle East building as a case study, it was launched an investigation on scenarios to reprogram the building and interpret its heritage value, applying heritage reuse and design strategies that focus on enhancing the link to the urban fabric and propose possible investment concepts that could achieve a profitable city for people. The social and economic exchange context of the building was considered to be one of the most vital areas of Kuwait´s capital city and a rare case of a sustained market community and zoning program that endured the sudden eruption of the urban evolution in the old city.

The right to the city and the right to participate in determining the historical urban heritage of a nation, determining the meaning of heritage properties and their emotional and historical value was emphasized as a responsibility of the civic sphere, since such battles will not be won without community engagement in bringing back the symbolic charge of their places.

The end result of this workshop will be realized as an intervention in a Newspaper spread that raises public awareness on the value of modern heritage and the need to acively engage in protecting the social and urban memory of Kuwait.

The workshop was paralleled with a heritage lectures marathon that run every night and will be open to public. The founder of docomomo International, Hubert-Jan Henket, presented "Where the old and new meet, a plea for Sustainable Modernity" and the Secretary General of docomomo International, Zara Ferreira, presented "International docomomo Workshop - Strategies for Sewoon Arcade (Seoul, South Korea, 19-23 Sept 2014)".

Collaborators: NCCAL, docomomo International, docomomo Kuwait, PAD10
Unit Tutors: Zara Ferreira, Naji Moujaes
Guest Speakers: Hubert-Jan Henket, Caecilia Pieri, Kareem Ibrahiem, Zara Ferreira, Naji Moujaes 
Launching of Docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After
9 November 2015, Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
DATE: 9/11/2015
docomomo International and Fondation Le Corbusier have gathered on the 9 November 2015, 6 pm, at Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, in Paris, to celebrate the launching of docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After. As a tribute to Le Corbusier on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death, this issue of docomomo Journal is focused on rehabilitation and conservation processes undertaken on Le Corbusier buildings and sites worldwide monitored by the Fondation Le Corbusier.
Docomomo International meeting with UNESCO World Heritage Centre
10 November 2015, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
DATE: 10/11/2015
On the 10 November, in Paris, docomomo International chair, Prof. Ana Tostões, and the Director of Heritage Division & Director of the World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, have gathered to strengthen ties between these two organizations and to discuss the developments in world heritage classification.
mASEANa Project: Docomomo International at the Round Table Conservation Action Priorities for Twentieth Century Heritage. Sharing experience of ASEAN Countries and Japan
30th October – 3rd November, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 30/10/2015
Between 30th October and 3rd November, the International Round Table and Colloquium "Conservation Action Priorities for Twentieth Century Heritage. Sharing experience of ASEAN Countries and Japan” took place in Tokyo as the first initiative of the mASEANa Project.
 
Promoted by docomomo Japan, this project came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.
 
The goal of this meeting was to bring together representatives of all ASEAN nations and modern heritage experts from docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC 20C, to develop a five year plan for the mASEANa Project. This involved sharing best practice conservation methodologies and experience within the ASEAN nations, promotion of modern heritage and capacity building in three key areas: 
 
- Documentation, identification and research priorities needed to recognize significant heritage places of the Twentieth century;
- Managing and sustaining significant modern heritage places, best practice conservation planning and protection;
- Interpretation and presentation: initiatives for promoting and communicating the importance of ASEAN’s significant modern cultural heritage.
 
ASEAN representatives have been asked to present their nations priorities in one of these three issues mentioned above, and to provide suggestions for initiatives and conservation action priorities for Twentieth Century Heritage in ASEAN Countries and Japan with a view of promoting modern heritage conservation within the region over the next 5 years.

This Round Table and Colloquium  was organized by docomomo Japan, co-organized by the Japan Foundation and Icomos Japan and assisted by docomomo International, mAAN and Icomos ISC20C.

More details: mASEANa Project page; program attached.
Docomomo International meeting with Docomomo Japan and ASEAN representatives
2 November 2015, Tokyo Bunkakaikan, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 2/11/2015
On 2nd November, took place, in Tokyo, a meeting of docomomo International, together with docomomo Japan and the ASEAN representatives, part of the mASEANa Project, that have participated in the Round Table and Colloquium "Conservation Action Priorities for Twentieth Century Heritage. Sharing experience of ASEAN Countries and Japan”.

The Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented successful cases of conservation and rehabilitation of Modern Movement heritage, worldwide.

The chair and the vice-chair of docomomo Switzerland, Prof. Franz Graf and Prof. Giulia Marino, acted, also representing the TSAM-EPFL laboratory, in order to share the successful rehabilitation experience conducted in Lignon, Genève, followed by a very meaningful roundtable about conservation strategies on modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.
Launching of DJ 53 - LC 50 Years After in Japan
2 November 2015, Tokyo Bunkakaikan, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 2/11/2015
On 2nd November, docomomo International launched docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After, in Tokyo, Japan. The launching was conducted by the Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, and had the presence of Prof. Franz Graf and Prof. Giulia Marino, authors of this issue.

As a tribute to Le Corbusier on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death, this issue of docomomo Journal is focused on rehabilitation and conservation processes undertaken on Le Corbusier buildings and sites worldwide monitored by the Fondation Le Corbusier.
Docomomo International at Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau
28 October 2015, Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau
DATE: 28/10/2015
On the 28th October, the Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, presented the lecture "Challenges on Conserving Modernity", in Fundação Rui Cunha, a recent partner of docomomo International.
Docomomo International at the 2nd Docomomo Macau Seminar
27 October 2015, Institute for Tourism Auditorium, Macau
DATE: 27/10/2015
The Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostoes, participated in the 2nd docomomo Macau Seminar: "Re-Interpreting XX century architecture through adaptive reuse", presenting the lecture "Modernity Towards a Better Future" and conducting a roundtable on adaptive reuse of modern heritage.

THEME: To discuss approaches of intervening in modern movement architecture understanding the role of design strategies and the need of policy to frame and encompass best practices on heritage preservation. The role of classification, heritage assessment and planning, a creative process layering through the design and the role of heritage in our society is a complex system that all cities with a heritage agenda should test and implement. 

PROGRAM: The seminar will have two segments, the first of where is a workshop for experts and stakeholders from the conservative sector, who will be jointly discussing the issue of Adaptive reuse of Modern Heritage buildings, its application and strategies for Macau and the region. The second segment is a public conference. Representatives from docomomo Macau, docomomo Hong Kong, docomomo China and docomomo International were there represented.

docomomo Macau opened the exhibition "Macanese Modernism" on the same date at 17:30 at the IFT Amphitheatre.

More details: website.
Program: PDF.
Docomomo International at the University of Hong Kong
26 October 2015, Knowles Building, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
DATE: 26/10/2015
The Chair of docomomo International, Prof. Ana Tostões, was invited by docomomo Hong Kong, for giving the lecture "Modernity Towards a Better Future", at the University of Hong Kong.

This was an initiative jointly sponsored by HKICON and docomomo Hong Kong. 

The event took place on 26th October 2015 (Monday), 6:30 ‐ 8:00 pm at the Room KB 229, 2/F, Knowles Building, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong. 

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TAP offers discounts for 14 IDC participants
14th International Docomomo Conference, 6 - 9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 0/0/0
TAP Portugal has agreed to offer the participants of the 14th International docomomo Conference, who make their flight booking and buy their ticket through TAP Portugal’s website, the following discounts:
 
- 10% in economy class
- 20% in business class

More details: PDF.
Docomomo International at the Jornadas Europeias do Património 2015
24 September 2015, 5.30pm, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 24/9/2015
The presentation of the national program for Jornadas Europeias do Património 2015 (European Heritage Days 2015) took place on the 24 September, in Museu da Electricidade, where it was held the delivery of the photo contest awards "Num instante...o Património! 2015" and the round table discussion "Património Industrial e Técnico: memória e recurso", with the participation of Zara Ferreira, secretary general in representation of docomomo International, partner of this project.

Round table:
Zara Ferreia, secretary general of docomomo International 
Fernanda Rollo, Instituto de História Contemporânea, FCSH/UNL
Jorge Custódio, APAI
José Aguiar, FAUTL
Manuel Lacerda, DGPC

More details: website (Portuguese).
Docomomo International at the 1st MOMOWO Conference-Workshop
23-25 September 2015, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
DATE: 23/9/2015
The first conference-workshop of the European project Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement, organized by Marjan Groot, took place on 23, 24 and 25 September 2015 at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. Prof. Ana Tostões, docomomo International Chair, participated, presenting the lecture "Designing the Modern Life: Modernity, Architecture and Gender."

"From 23 to 25 September 2015, the project MoMoWo Women´s Creativity since the Modern Movement, will organize a historical conference-workshop on women designers and architects between 1918 and 1945.

The MoMoWo conference-workshop aims for presentations of research papers in conjunction with dialogues, discussions and interviews with designers. This call invites the presentation of research papers which address one of the following themes and subjects regarding activities and lives of women designers, craftswomen and architects between 1918 and 1945:

1 Concepts: avant-garde; traditionalism; modernism
2 Exposure: general exhibitions; women´s exhibitions; solo exhibitions
3 Persons: pioneers; duo´s; canonical designers
4 Historiography:egodocuments; journals/magazines; visual sources; archive; website communication power
5 Politics and regimes: women designing under socialism, communism, fascism
6 Industries: women in factories; women and war industries
7 Education: private schools; art schools; design schools; polytechnics
8 Environment: the landscape; the city; the countryside
9 The home: women designing for household appliances; or for the kitchen; or for interior design
10 Organizations and networks: galleries; women´s clubs
[...]

The 2015 conference-workshop will be the first of three historical workshops. The second conference-workshop covering the period 1945-1968 is planned for early October 2016 in Ljubliana, Slovenia. The third conference- workshop covering the period 1969-1989 is planned for early October 2017 in Oviedo, Spain."

More details: website.
Full programme in PDF:

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Agreement between DOCOMOMO International and Villa Tungendhat
18 September 2015
DATE: 18/9/2015
Villa Tungendhat and docomomo International have recently signed an agreement, with the intention of providing members with more advantages on their membership. docomomo members can now benefit from free admission when visiting Villa Tungendhat.

docomomo International Chair, Ana Tostões, has been a consultant, since 2010, in the restoration of Villa Tungendhat, working with THICOM (Tugendhat House International Committee) - International Expert Committee to advise the City of Brno for the evaluation of the technical issues regarding the preparation and implementation of the restoration of the Tugendhat House according to the principles of the preservation of a monument.

Check out the full list of benefits of the docomomo member card!
Docomomo International was acknowledged
by the Portuguese Secretary of State of Culture
DATE: 1/9/2015
docomomo International is pleased to announce that the Portuguese Secretary of State of Culture acknowledged the cultural interest of the docomomo activity program for the biennium 2015-2016.

This means that, under the Portuguese Law of Cultural Patronage, patrons can take advantage of tax benefits (in accordance with Chapter X of the Portuguese Tax Benefits Statute, approved by Decree-Law no. 215/89 of July 1st).
14th International Docomomo Conference 2016
Call for Sessions Results
DATE: 3/8/2015
docomomo International is pleased to announce the results of the Call for Sessions for the 14th International Docomomo Conference - Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future that will take place September 6-9, 2016, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

docomomo International had an excellent response to the Call for Sessions. Nearly excellent 100 proposals were received, making the selection extremely competitive. The Scientific Committee selected them in order to guarantee the coherence of the programme, from a thematic, geographical and chronological standpoint. 


SESSIONS SELECTED


1) LANDSCAPES


Marginal Landscape

Session Chairs: Andrew John Saniga, Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator in Landscape Architecture,
docomomo ISC U+L, Australia; Jan Haenraets, Atelier Anonymous Director, docomomo ISC U+L, Belgium.

Outside In: Landscape and Building
Session Chair: Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of California, USA.

Architecture and Tourism: Rethinking Modern Leisurescapes
Session Chairs: María Macarena Cortés Darrigrande, Architecture School, Pontificia Universidad Católica de
Chile, Chile; Susana Luísa Mexia Lobo, Architecture Department, University of Coimbra, Portugal.


2) CITIES


Reuse and Valorisation of Modern Architecture in Small Towns: Images, Plans, Strategies
Session Chair: Emma Tagliacollo, National Research Council of Italy, Institute for the Conservation and 
Valorization of Cultural Heritage, Italy.

Urban Conservation, Modern Heritage and Public Policies: Towards a Sustainable Approach
Session Chair: Horacio Torrent, Pontificia Univerasidad Católica de Chile, Chile.


3) PUBLIC SPACES


Reinventing Modern Children’s Spaces and Places
Session Chairs: Alexandra Nave Alegre, Assistant Professor, CEris, ICIST, Instituto Superior Técnico, 
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Teresa Valsassina Heitor, Full Professor, CEris, ICIST, Instituto Superior 
Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; Sandra Marques Pereira, Invited Professor, DINÂMIA-CET´ ISCTE-IUL, Portugal.

Large Spaces into Specific Places. Challenges in Converting Buildings for Cultural Uses
Session Chair: Timo Tuomi, Adjunct professor, Department of Art History, University of Helsinki; Director, Espoo City Museum, Finland.


4) COMPLEXES


Industrial Buildings and Areas as Zones of Transformation
Session Chair: Aino Niskanen, Professor, Aalto University, Finland.

Conservation Planning for C20 Buildings
Session Chair: Catherine Croft, Director, C20 Society, United Kingdom.

The Modern Campus: Landscape Identity and Architectural Adaptation
Session Chairs: Hannah Lewi, Associate Professor University of Melbourne, Australia; Cameron Logan, University of Sydney, Australia.

Retrofitting the Modern: The Preservation of Post-War Social Housing Estates and their Adaptation to Contemporary Environmental Standards
Session Chairs: Luis Miguel Lus Arana, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Architecture, Zaragoza 
University, Spain; Lucía C. Pérez Moreno, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Architecture, Zaragoza 
University, Spain.

Revisiting African Modernism
Session Chairs: Ola Uduku, University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Miles Glendinning, University of Edinburgh, 
Scotland.


5) BUILDINGS


“A Mass of Tradition and Association:” Reviving and Reliving the Buildings of Brutalism

Session Chairs: Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler, Sapir Academic College / Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel;
Ruth Verde Zein, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil.

Conservation and Reuse of Modern Movement Houses
Session Chair: Louise Noelle Gras, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, docomomo México, México.

The Modern Healthcare Architecture: Obsolescence and Transformation
Session Chairs: Renato da Gama-Rosa Costa, Heritage Department, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação 
Oswaldo cruz (FIOCRUZ), Ministry of Health, Brazil; Ana Amora, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal 
University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Claudio Galeno-Ibaceta, Architecture School, Catholic University of North, 
Antofagasta, Chile; Daniela Arnaut Godinho Antunes, Assistent at Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal.

Intangible Heritage and Re-Design
Session Chair: Sara Stroux, TU Delft, Netherlands.

Fifty Years after the Second Vatican Council. Taking the Modern Church into the 21st Century
Session Chairs: Sven Sterken, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Leuven, Belgium; Thomas Coomans, University of Leuven, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture, and Raymond Lemaire, International Centre for Conservation, Belgium.


6) CONSTRUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY


Structures of the Modern Movement in the Post-WW II, Post-Colonial Societies

Session Chair: Jong Soung Kimm, SAC International, Ltd., Architects-Consultants, Korea.

Balancing Material Selection Process with Conservation
Session Chair: Kyle Normandin, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), USA.

Innovative Construction Experiments
Session Chair: Tapani Mustonen, docomomo ISC-Technology, Finland.


7) INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNITURE


The Modern Interior – Toward a Re-Evaluation in the Context of Adaptive Reuse

Session Chairs: Zsuzsanna Böröcz, KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture, Belgium; Bárbara Coutinho, MUDE
Museum (Lisbon) and IST – University of Lisbon, Portugal.


8) THEORY


Between Theories and Practices in the Conservation of Modern Heritage

Session Chair: Andrea Canziani, docomomo Italia, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. 

CIAM Revisited
Session Chair: Carlos Eduardo Comas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Second Life: Modern Housing and the Aesthetics of Growth and Change
Session Chairs: Dirk van den Heuvel, TU Delft, Netherlands; Nelson Mota, TU Delft.

Education for ReUse
Session Chairs: Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Department of Architecture, Centre for Social Studies, University of
Coimbra, Portugal; Carolina Quiroga, University of Buenos Aires, University of Belgrano, Argentina; Uta 
Pottgiesser, Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Reuse as Activism: Towards Hybrid Strategies of Curating and Preservation of Modern Architectural Heritage
Session Chairs: Henrieta Moravčíková, Department of Architecture, ÚSTARCH SAV, Slovakia; Maria Topolčanská, Department of Architecture, ÚSTARCH SAV, Slovakia.

docomomo International of Tomorrow
Session Chairs: Maristella Casciato, Universitédu Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada; France Vanlaethem, 
Universitédu Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Exploring Theories for Adaptivity
Session Chair: Marieke Kuipers, Delft University of Technology, NL Cultural Heritage Agency, The Netherlands.

Disruption and Continuity: the Challenge of Conversive Modernism
Session Chair: Panayotis Tournikiotis, docomomo Greece, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Competition: 5th Edition of Digital Photography Competition, Crossing Viewpoints. Industrial Heritage
15 July - 15 September 2015
DATE: 15/9/2015
"RehabiMed is organizing the 5th edition of Digital Photography Competition CROSSING VIEWPOINTS, dedicated this time to INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE. DOCOMOMO Internacional collaborates in this contest, together with The European Year of Industrial and Technical Heritage 2015, the Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean and UNESCO Havana. 

The contest is organized through Instagram and consists of two sections: the Mediterranean and Caribbean".

Being one of the institutional partners, docomomo International is supporting the development of this initiative.

More details: Website.
Award: Archiprix Portugal 2015
6 June 2015, Trienal de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
DATE: 6/6/2015
"The Archiprix Portugal Prize was instituted in 2012, by the Serra Henriques Foundation (Lisbon) and the Archiprix Foundation (Rotterdam), involving the Portuguese Association of Architects and the Portuguese architecture schools.

Archiprix is internationally referenced as one of the most prestigious academic architecture awards, annually distinguishing the best graduation projects presented in the fields of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism.

On 6 June, during the awards ceremony at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, the winner of the Archiprix Portugal 2015 Award was announced. 

The Jury of the 2015 edition of the Archiprix Portugal Award selected the winner among 27 nominee from 22 Portuguese Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture Schools. Jury members were Daniela Arnaut, Paulo Tormenta Pinto, Pedro Guimarães, Jakub Szczesny and Paulo Albuquerque Goinhas.

The ceremony was attended by the presidents of the partner institutions, the representant of Portuguese universities, embassies, municipalities and national and international entities of the cultural sector."

Winner: Ana Filipa de Jesus Paisano, Valley-Park Todoroki - Interpretation Centre
Tutor: Prof. José Nuno Beirão | University of Lisbon - Faculty of Architecture

Being one of the institutional partners of the Archiprix Portugal 2015, docomomo International supported the development of this initiative.

More details: website (Portuguese).
DOCOMOMO Virtual Exhibition
Call for Contributions until 21 June
DATE: 20/6/2015
DOCOMOMO International is now preparing the DOCOMOMO Virtual Exhibition, through the development of a systematic database that brings together all the registers of Modern Movement architecture that the 70 Working Parties DOCOMOMO have gathered over the past 25 years. Until June 21, the call is open.

The DOCOMOMO Virtual Exhibition is intended to be a global database, not exhaustive but selective, dedicated to all the people interested in Modern mMovement architecture. The website will work as an interactive map with geo-referenced examples of Modern Movement architecture which can be identified through a picture and specific fields of information (name, architect and year of completion). 

DOCOMOMO International has been asking, for a year, all the Working Parties to select a minimum of 10 buildings and a maximum of 100 buildings among their records. The 10-100 selection should be the result of a reflection about which buildings can tell more about the specific expression of the Modern Movement in each country, which were the most significant to the local development and which had an impact on the international development of the Modern Movement. If you want to help building this world wide exhibition, talk to your local Working Party and/or contribute either with pictures or other media files (royalty-free) and updated information or articles. Authorship will be assured.

Send contribution to Joana Gouveia Alves, docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt.
Publication: Collaboration between docomomo International and the Journal Construção Magazine
66th issue - Conservação do Património: Edifícios Modernos
DATE: 29/5/2015
docomomo International collaborated with the Journal Construção Magazine in its 66th issue - ´Conservação do Património: Edifícios Modernos´ [Heritage Conservation: Modern Buildings].

Index
1. Hubert-Jan Henket

2. Património moderno: a conservação e a reutilização como um recurso sustentável
Ana Tostões

3. Habitação plurifamiliar moderna no Porto: experiências de reuso
Luciana Rocha

4. As instalações académicas de Coimbra, um caso de estudo.
José António Bandeirinha e Susana Constantino

5. Reabilitação do património moderno, o caso do Bloco das Águas Livres
Catarina Teles

6. Museu do Oriente em Lisboa
João Appleton, Júlio Appleton, Rui Pombo e Nuno Travassos

7. Conservação do Património: Edifícios Modernos
Arnaldo Abrantes

8. Uma reflexão sobre a prescrição de argamassas de revestimento do nosso edificado
J. M. Gaspar Neto

9. Novas exigências para o betão estrutural

10. A cena integral como exercício de liberdade. A porpósito do espaço cénico do Arquipélago, Centro de Artes Contemporâneas dos Açores

11. Análise sísmica de construções históricas

12. Mais reabilitação energeticamente eficiente?

More details: website.
Docomomo International is now on Twitter
DATE: 28/5/2015
Good news! docomomo International is now on Twitter!

Follow @docomomo_Int to stay updated on our activities and participate in our network. 

Thank you!
Francisco Castro Rodrigues (1920-2015)
Francisco Castro Rodrigues passed away on 2nd May, 2015
DATE: 2/5/2015
DOCOMOMO International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great architect Francisco Castro Rodrigues, to his family and friends.

Francisco Castro Rodrigues was a Portuguese architect that went to work in Angola in 1953, where he was responsible for transforming Lobito into a modern city, from the urbanism scale to the urban equipment.

DOCOMOMO will remember him with joy and proud.

“Francisco Castro Rodrigues was born in Lisbon on 21th October 1920. Between 1940 and 1941 he attended Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico. In 1942 he went to Escola Superior de Belas Artes, in Lisbon (ESBAL) and graduated in Architecture in 1951. He worked as a designer in the studio of architect Veloso Reis Camelo (1939-1943), participated in the production of the exhibition Portuguese World (1940). He also worked as designer in the studio of the architect Paulo Cunha (1944), collaborated in the project for Luanda Harbor and projects ordered by Direcção Geral de Fomento Colonial. He worked for the Colonial Urbanization Cabinet (1945-1952), along with the architect João Simões (1908-1993). He was arrested on 26th March 1947 due to political reasons and was released on probation on 6th June 1947. While arrested one of his projects was exhibited at the 2nd EGAP. In the studio that he shared with José Huertas Lobo (1914-1987) and João Simões (1908-1993) the group ICAT was created and the Arquitectura magazine was recovered, publishing in 1948 the Athens Charter, translated by him and his wife (Maria de Lourdes). On 28th May 1948, with José Huertas Lobo and João Simões, he presented a thesis at the National Congress of Architects. He left to Lobito on 25th June 1954 to work in the Municipality services (1954-1985). In 1961, being a member of the Angolan-Brazilian Studies Center, he organized an exhibition on Modern Brazilian Architecture and realized a conference at Lobito Commercial Association. During the time he lived in Lobito he was engaged to the city cultural development. In 1975, escaping from UNITA, he returned to Lisbon and in 1976 returned to Lobito and to his job at Municipality services. He returned to Portugal in 1987, living in his family house in Azenhas do Mar, Sintra.
Reference works: GUU Urban Plano for Lobito (1951-1952); Sun House, Lobito (1952-1955), with mosaic work by Manuel Ribeiro de Paiva; Extension of Lobito City Hall (1955); Urban Plan for Vila de Catumbela (1956); Lobito Market (1958-1964); Flamingo Cinema (1963); National High School of Lobito (1966); A Universal Building (1967).”

Jessica Bonito, “Francisco Castro Rodrigues (1920-)", in Ana Tostoes (ed.), Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique, Lisboa, ICIST, 2014, p. 447.

Published result of the FCT Research Project "EWV_Exchanging worlds visions: modern architecture in Africa ´Lusófona´ (1943-1974) looking through Brazilian experience established since the 1930s" (http://ewv.ist.utl.pt). Book awarded with the Prize "Prémio de História Calouste Gulbenkian -  História da Presença de Portugal no Mundo" [Prize Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for History - History of the Presence of Portugal in the World]. 

Photo: Flamingo Cinema, Lobito, Angola. © Ana Magalhães, 2008.
Collaboration Protocol between DOCOMOMO International and Casa da Arquitectura
30 April 2015, Porto, Portugal
DATE: 30/4/2015
docomomo International and Casa da Arquitectura signed a Collaboration Protocol to join forces in promoting architecture and for the exchange of cultural, scientific and professional experiences. The Protocol was formalized on 30 April 2015, in Casa da Arquitectura, Porto, Portugal.

This Protocol aims to promote the cooperation between the two institutions as a way of strengthening their professional relationship and the recognition of the importance of preserving modern heritage. The Protocol also intends to create programs, projects and collaborative actions in the fields of architecture and heritage.

The Casa da Arquitectura is a non-profit institution of cultural interest, as a result of partnerships between various public and private entities, in order to promote and disseminate architecture in general and assets for itself acquired by organizing exhibitions, conferences, workshops, thematic visits to places of architectural interest or any ludic, cultural, tourist and social activity that contribute to a better understanding of the national and international architectural heritage.

More details: website.
DOCOMOMO Member Card & Protocols
Check out the institutions list!
DATE: 0/0/0
DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL MEMBER CARD BENEFITS

PARTNERS INSTITUTIONS

• Villa Tugenhadt [Czech Republic]: Free entrance.
• Museum of Estonian Architecture [Estonia]: 10% discount in the bookshop.
• Alvar Aalto Museum [Finland]: Free entrance and 15% discount in the museum shop.
• Keski-Suomen Museo [Finland]: Free entrance.
• Muuratsalo Experimental House [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours.
• Studio Aalto [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours and 15% discount in the museum shop.
• The Aalto House [Finland]: 15% off on guided tours and 15% discount in the museum shop.
• Villa Kokkonen [Finland]: Reduced ticket (9,50€) on their two guided tours: Listen to the Architecture and Connecting Alvar Aalto and Jean Sibelius.
• HARG House [France]: One day free per week attendance
• Villa Noailles [France]: 30% off in publications.
• Fondazione Franco Albini [Italy]: 20% off on guided tours.
• CIALP [Portugal]: Free activities.
• Lisbon Architecture Triennale [Portugal]: Free activities.
• Museum of Yugoslav History [Serbia]: Free entrance to the museum and reduced fee to their conferences.
• Museum of Architecture and Design [Slovenia]: 10% discount on MAO publications. 10% off on all MAO events tickets.
• Maison Blanche [Switzerland]: Reduced fee for docomomo International members: 7 CHF.
• Schweizeriches Architecture Museum [Switzerland]: Reduced ticket (8CHF) and 30% off the price of special events.
• Van Schijndel House [The Netherlands]: 50% off the regular ticket and 10% discount in the English or Dutch edition of the book Van Schijndel House.
• Museum of Architecture [UK]: Priority for MoA programming and events.
• Canadian Centre for Architecture [Canada]: Free admission to the exhibitions, 10% discount on all purchase at the CCA bookshop, 25% discount on all CCA publications and invitations to all official public openings.
• Historic New England - Gropius House [US]: 50% off the regular ticket.
• Liljestrand House [US]: 20% discount on suggested rate for Tour of Architect Vladimir Ossipoff’s Liljestrand House.
• MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House [US]: 50% off price general admission for Docomomo card holders and $10 discount on MAK Center First Fridays, only for docomomo card holders paying to visit all three MAK Center houses ($50 fee reduced to $40).
• Manitoga House [US]: Extension of their Basic Manitoga Membership discounts: unlimited free access to trails, membership discount for House Studio and Landscape Tour, Invitation to Cocktail walks and seasonal special events, 10% discount on Manitoga merchandise, opportunity to enroll in members only Summer Nature & Design Camp (ages 5-12).
• Neutra Silverlake Museum [US]: Free admission to the museum.
• Casa Curutchet [Argentina]: Special price ticket $10.
• Casa del Puente [Argentina]: Reduced fee in the ticket and possibility of attending special activities.
• Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo [Mexico]: Specialized tours in the museum.
• Cultura Chacao [Venezuela]: Two tickets to the architectural, touristic or culinary tours and two tickets to the plays presented in the Sala Cabrujas or in the Centro Cultural of Cultura Chacao.
• Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv [Israel]: 20% off in publications, in the Center and online.
• National Museum of Western Art [Japan]: Free admission to the Permanent Collection.

COLLABORATING DOCOMOMO CHAPTERS
Check docomomo chapters pages for more information on agenda. docomomo International members are welcomed to attend all the events.

• Mexico: www.esteticas.unam.mx/Docomomo/
• New Zealand: www.docomomo.org.nz
• Scotland: www.docomomoscotland.org.uk
• Serbia: contact them for help organizing a tour of the Modern Movement in Serbia, www.docomomo-serbia. org/cms/
• Slovakia: www.register.ustarch.sav.sk/index.php/en/docomomo
• Slovenia: contact for help organizing a Modern Movement tour in Slovenia, www.docomomo.si
• South Africa: saia.org.za
• Turkey: twitter.com/docomomo_tr
• US: www.docomomo-us.org
• Venezuela: www.docomomovenezuela.blogspot.pt

This list of protocols is a work in progress, so please keep in touch with docomomo International in order to be updated.
Executive Committee Meeting
27 March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 27/3/2015
On 27 March 2015, it was held a docomomo International Executive Committee meeting in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
Advisory Board Meeting
26 March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 27/3/2015
On 26 March 2015, a docomomo International Advisory Board Meeting took place in the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
DOCOMOMO International in the News
Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 29/3/2015
In the framework of the inaugural event of the new headquarters of docomomo International in Lisbon, not only the International docomomo Seminar "Rehabilitation and Reuse of the Modern Movement Architecture" and the "Modern Lisbon" Tour, but also the scope and action of docomomo, were spread and reported by several media channels.

Check the news on:
Diário de Notícias
Público
TSF
Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Revista Sábado
Jornal OJE

(in Portuguese)
DOCOMOMO International on TSF Portuguese Radio
Listen to DOCOMOMO International radio broadcast
DATE: 21/3/2015
On 21 March, the TSF Portuguese radio broadcasted an interview to announce the inauguration of the new headquarters of docomomo International in Lisbon and to talk about the International docomomo Seminar on the subject "Rehabilitation and Reuse of Modern Movement Architecture", that would take place on the 27 March, in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Ana Tostões (docomomo International Chair), Bárbara Coutinho (Director of MUDE), Zara Ferreira (docomomo International Secretary General) and Miguel Judas (Vice-Chair of docomomo Iberia), experts on the theme and committted to the docomomo values, were the guests of this program.

Listen to docomomo International on TSF Portuguese Radio, "Encontros com o Património" (Meetings with Heritage), in Portuguese.

Full Radio Broadcast
14th International DOCOMOMO Conference:
6-9 September 2016, F.C.Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
The 14th International DOCOMOMO Conference will be held in Lisbon, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, on 6-9 September 2016, under the theme: ADAPTIVE REUSE. The MoMo towards the Future. 

More details will be presented soon.
In the meanwhile, save the date!
Donate to DOCOMOMO International
Support the protection of modern architecture worldwide!
DATE: 0/0/0
Donate to docomomo International and support the growing worldwide effort to identify, record and protect the engineering, architecture and urbanism of the Modern Movement!
The publication
Awarded with the Prize Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for History - History of the Presence of Portugal in the World
DATE: 0/0/0
The publication "Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique" edited by Ana Tostoes, in 2014, was awarded with the Prize "Prémio de História Calouste Gulbenkian -  História da Presença de Portugal no Mundo" (Prize Calouste Gulbenkian Prize for History - History of the Presence of Portugal in the World). 

This publication is one of the results of the research project intituled “EWV - Exchanging worlds visions: modern architecture in Africa “Lusófona” (1943-1974) looking through Brazilian experience established since the 1930s” (http://ewv.ist.utl.pt/), coordinated by prof. Ana Tostões at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon (2008-2013). 

Read here the book review by Antoni Folkers on docomomo Journal 52: http://goo.gl/P7RWmM
Proceedings of the 11th International docomomo Conference (Mexico, 2010)
Indexed in Scopus/Compendex
DATE: 0/0/0
docomomo International is happy to tell you that the Proceedings of the 11th International docomomo Conference (Mexico, 2010) have been indexed by Scopus/Compendex.

You can use the link below to see the papers from your proceedings that have already been indexed:
http://www.scopus.com/search/form/authorFreeLookup.url
Collaboration Protocol between DOCOMOMO International and CIALP
20th January 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 20/1/2015
On the 20th January docomomo International and the International Council of Architects of Portuguese Language (CIALP) signed a Collaboration Protocol, represented by each President, Prof. Ana Tostões and Arch. João Belo Rodeia, respectively. 

The main ambition of CIALP is to come close and to cooperate among its members, as well as the promotion of architecture among people who speak Portuguese, becoming a platform for the 150,000 Portuguese-speaking architects, which is about 10% of the entire number of architects in the world.

CIALP is a non-governmental and non-profit organization, constituted by the professional associations of architects of Portuguese-speaking Countries and Territories. It is an institutional partner of the International Union of Architects (UIA) and an advisory observer of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).
ISC/Sustainability
Call for Members & Ideas
DATE: 0/0/0
Hubert-Jan Henket, honorary President of DOCOMOMO International, and Ana Tostões, Chair of DOCOMOMO International, believe that a DOCOMOMO International Specialist Committee on Sustainability must be created, in order to address the DOCOMOMO future challenges, formulating new ideas for the future of the built environment based on past experiences of the Modern Movement. 

DOCOMOMO International challenges everybody interested in participating on it, to send to docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa your ideas and suggestions!

Please watch the motivating message by Hubert-Jan Henket.
International Colloquium: 74 14 SAAL # ARCHITECTURE
Coimbra, Portugal, 14th-16th November 2014
DATE: 14/11/2014
The colloquium in Coimbra, on architecture and the project of participation, explored, in general, the housing problem, in particular, the legacies of "SAAL" (i.e. the Ambulatory Service for Local Support), the mid-1970s aided self-help program created during the Carnation Revolution in Portugal." Today, SAAL permits us to reflect, to question ourselves and to debate the issues and challenges of housing as well as its close relationship with architecture.
  
More info: website.
3rd International Iconic Houses Conference: Iconic Masterpieces and Hidden Gems around the Mediterranean
22-25 November 2014, La Pedrera, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 25/11/2014
The Iconic Houses Network and Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera proudly announce the 3rd International Iconic Houses Conference taking place 25 November 2014 at La Pedrera in Barcelona, with pre-conference house tours from November 22nd – 24th. The conference focuses on architecturally significant 20th century house museums around the Mediterranean.

The Iconic Houses Conference is an opportunity for a high-level debate to take place about the cultural, technical and bureaucratic requirements of maintaining modernist heritage in the 21st century. The aim is to share good practices, solutions for the specific difficulties that all who are involved in running a 20th century house museum encounter. The event is also suitable for non-specialists, especially since it will feature talks about and access to iconic houses in the region, which are only infrequently open to the public.

The conference is organized in cooperation with Docomomo Ibérico.

Docomomo International is now ambassador of the network Iconic Houses.

More details: website.
DOCOMOMO Tour - Japan
28 September-1 October 2014
DATE: 1/10/2014
Within the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference – Expansion and Conflict, that was held between 25 and 27 September 2014, in Seoul, Korea, Docomomo Japan organized a very meaningful DOCOMOMO tours through Japan, between 28 September and 1 October 2014.

The itinerary was Matsuyama - Uchiko - Hizuchi - Takamatsu - Sakaide - Kurashiki - Ohyamazaki - Kansai and the places visited were the following:
. Hizuchi Elementary School (1958), by Masatsune Matsumura, in Yawatahama, Ehime (2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize Awarded)
. Kagawa Prefectural Hall (1958), by Kenzo Tange + Yoshikatsu Tsuboi, in Takamatsu, Kagawa (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 016)
. Ohara Museum of Art Annex (1961), by Shizutaro Urabe, in Kurashiki, Okayama (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 066)
. Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium (1964), by Kenzo Tange, in Takamatsu, Kagawa
. Kurashiki City Art Museum (1964), by Kenzo Tange, in Kurashiki, Okayama (Former Municipal office)
. Seto Inland Sea Folk (1973), by Tadashi Yamamoto, in Takamatsu, Kagawa (History Museum, DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 163)
. Kurashiki International Hotel (1963), by Shizutaro Urabe, in Kurashiki, Okayama (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 172)
. Sakaide Artificial Ground (1968), by Masato Otaka, in Sakaide, Kagawa (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 093)
. Cho-Chiku-Kyo house (1928), by Koji Fujii, in Ohyamazaki, Kyoto (DOCOMOMO Japan Registration 003)
 
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See the amazing report made by Takeshi KIRIHARA in the PDF below:
DOCOMOMO Tours - Seoul, Korea
Seoul, 24, 28 and 29 September 2014
DATE: 29/9/2014
Within the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference – Expansion and Conflict, that was held between 25 and 27 September 2014, in Seoul, Korea, Docomomo Korea organized very meaningful DOCOMOMO tours through Seoul:

1. Seoul Tour - 
Modern Architecture and Urban Scenery of Seoul, 29 September 2014
Itinerary: Arario museum in SPACE (Space Group building) - The museum of medicine(Daehanuiwon Hospital) - Hyehwa-dong(Hyehwa Catholic Church, Ihwa-dong, Naksan Park ) - Korea National Open University annex, Arko Art Center, Samtoh building, - Namsan Freedom Center+ Banyantree Hotel(Tower Hote) - Chuldu-san Holy Place - Embassy of France in Korea.

2. Incheon Tour - Modern campaign at opening port city, 29 September 2014
Itinerary: Baedari –Space Beam - Jayu Park –Lunch - China Town – Modern Architecture Street – Art Platform

3. Jeong-dong & Bukchon Tour - 
Modern Urban Heritage, 28 September 2014
Itinerary: (Former) Seoul City hall - Seoul Anglican Cathedral, Deoksugung, Jungmyeongjeon, Chungdong First Methodist Church, Appenzeller/Noble Memorial Museum, Seoul Museum of Art, Former Russian legation, Former US legation, United Kingdom legation, The Kyunghyang Shinmun office. Bukchon Culture Center – Gahoeheon area –Yunbosun house -Artsonje Center -Samcheongdong -Kahoe - dong Korean Style Houses area (insine Mumuheon) - Hanwha Foreignerhousing complex (Kahoe-dong street address 1)- Former Italy Embassy -Changgyeonggungno - House of Go Hui-dong -Hanssem Labratoy – Institude of Korean Royal Cuisine -  Eun Deok Cultural Center – LG Library - Former Gonggan-Saok -Changdeokgung Palace (Palace &Naksunjae)

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Publication: Docomomo International 1988-2012: Key Papers in Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation
by Liu Kecheng and Ana Tostões, China Architecture & Building Press, 2014
DATE: 24/9/2014
It is with great pleasure that DOCOMOMO publishes the "DOCOMOMO International 1988-2012: Key Papers in Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation".

This publication, edited by Ana Tostões and Liu Kecheng [with Cheng Yang], is a partnership between DOCOMOMO International, DOCOMOMO China and the School of Architecture, Xi´an University of Architecture and Technology.

DOCOMOMO would like to thank all the contributions to this publication.

Language: English and Chinese.

Publisher: China Architecture & Building Press
Editors: Ana Tostões and Liu Kecheng 
ISBN: 978-7-112-16848-4
International Symposium
Japan Foundation, Tokyo, 2 October 2014
DATE: 2/10/2014
DOCOMOMO International participated in the International Symposium Preservation and Maintaining of 20th-Century Modern Architectural Heritage, organized by Japan Foundation, in Tokyo. The aim was to discuss the present situation of the preservation of the modern architectural heritage in the World, in Japan and the future of Camboja. The activities of DOCOMOMO International were presented in that framework.

The detailed program was the follow:
. Modern Architectural Heritage in Camboja,
by Khuon Khun Neay (Deputy Secretary-General of APSARA - Authority for the Preservation and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap)

. Protecting Heritage in Camboja from Angkor Wat to Modern Architecture,
by So Sokuntheary (Professor at Norton University)

. Activities of DOCOMOMO International
by Zara Ferreira (General Secretary of DOCOMOMO International)

. Existing state and Activities od 20th Century Heritage
by Hiroshi Matsukuma (Vice Chair of DOCOMOMO Japan, professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology)

. World Heritage and 20th Century Modern Architecture
by Yoshiyuki Yamana (Vice President of ICOMOS ISC on 20th Century Heritage, Associate of Tokyo University of Science)
DOCOMOMO International in the news
Kagawa Prefectural Hall (1958), by Kenzo Tange + Yoshikatsu Tsuboi; Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium (1964), by Kenzo Tange, Takamatsu, Japan
DATE: 31/9/2014
Profiting DOCOMOMO Tour Japan, the Japanese media contacted DOCOMOMO International, during its visits to the buildings of Kagawa Prefectural Hall (1958, Kenzo Tange + Yoshikatsu Tsuboi) and Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium (1964, Kenzo Tange) in Takamatsu, Kagawa.

It was clear the importance of these sites and buildings for the Japanese society, namely through the Kagawa citizens. Ana Tostoes, Chair of DOCOMOMO International expressed how this buildings, as modern worlwide masterpieces, must be preserved, ensuring the update of current requirements. 

Check the news on:
RNC News
Asahi Newspaper (pdf below)
Yomiuri Newspaper (pdf below)
Shikoku Newspaper (pdf below) 
Proceedings of the 13th Docomomo International Conference Seoul - Expansion & Conflict
by Jong Soung Kimm, Tae-Woo Kim and Ana Tostões
DATE: 25/9/2014
It is with great pleasure that DOCOMOMO publishes the Proceedings of the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference which will be indexed by SCOPUS. DOCOMOMO would like to thank all the participants for their contributions to this publication.

Publisher: DOCOMOMO Korea
Editors: Ana Tostões, Jong Soung Kimm and Tae-Woo Kim
ISBN: 979-11-953625-0-9
Marieke Kuipers honoured with the DOCOMOMO International Achievement Award 2014
Seoul, Korea, 27 September 2014
DATE: 27/9/2014
DOCOMOMO International awarded Marieke Kuipers with the DOCOMOMO International Achievement Award 2014, in recognition for her 20 years of dedication and commitment to DOCOMOMO ISC Registers, as secretary and chair, for being a reviewer of the Bauhaus UNESCO World Heritage nomination and for driving forces behind the successful nomination of the Van Nellefabriek on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
 
Marieke Kuipers was awarded at the closing ceremony of the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference, on 27th September 2014, in Seoul.

Congratulations!

More info:
Facebook Photographic Report 
Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014
13th DOCOMOMO International Conference, Seoul, Korea, 26 September 2014
DATE: 27/9/2014
Hubert-Jan Henket, honorary President of DOCOMOMO International, and Ana Tostões, Chair of DOCOMOMO International, proposed the changing of the Eindhoven Statement (1990), focused on the theme of reuse and sustainability, in order to address DOCOMOMO future challenges, namely to formulate new ideas for the future of the built environment based on past experiences of the Modern Movement.

The Council Meeting discussed the proposal and a new Statement, the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014, was unanimously approved as follows:

Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014

DOCOMOMO International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the MOdern MOvement.
It aims to:

1. Bring the significance of the architecture of the Modern Movement to the attention of the public, the authorities, the professionals and the educational community.
2. Identify and promote the surveying of the works of the Modern Movement.
3. Promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement.
4. Oppose destruction and disfigurement of significant works.
5. Foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and adaptive (re)use.
6. Attract funding for documentation conservation and (re)use
7. Explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement. 

Seoul, 26th September 2014
New Working Parties
Angola, Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan, Thailand
DATE: 26/9/2014
At the 13th DOCOMOMO Council Meeting that took place last 26 September 2014, in Seoul, Angola, Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan and Thailand were approved as new DOCOMOMO Working Parties. 

DOCOMOMO Egypt, DOCOMOMO Hong Kong and DOCOMOMO Macao became active Working Parties, losing their provisional status.

Congratulations!
13th DOCOMOMO Council Meeting
Seoul, Korea, 26 September 2014
DATE: 26/9/2014
The 13th DOCOMOMO Council Meeting was held last 26th September 2014, in Seoul, Korea. 

MAIN RESULTS
. Angola, Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan and Thailand were approved as new DOCOMOMO Working Parties. 
. DOCOMOMO Egypt, DOCOMOMO Hong Kong and DOCOMOMO Macao became active Working Parties, losing their provisional status.
. Zara Ferreira was elected as General Secretary of DOCOMOMO International. DOCOMOMO International assigned to Ivan Blasi, who drop his position, a vote of recognition for his work and commitment with DOCOMOMO in the last 4 years.
. The 14th International Docomomo Conference (2016) will be held in Lisbon, under the theme of "Adaptative ReUse".
. The DOCOMOMO International Specialist Committee on Publications was re-created.
. ISC/Registers: Panayotis Tournikiotis and Marieke Kuipers dropped their positions as Chair and Secretaty, respectively, and were elected as editors. Louise Noelle was elected as interim chair and Maria Rocha Pinto as secretary.
. ISC/Technology: Susan MacDonald dropped her position as secretary. Uta Pottgiesser was elected as the new secretary.
. The new Executive Committee is constituted by Ana Tostoes (Chair of Docomomo International), Zara Ferreira (General Secretary of Docomomo International), Louise Noelle (Representative of the ISCs) and Panayotis Tournikiotis (Former representative of the ISCs).
. The Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014 was approved, addressing DOCOMOMO future challenges focused in the theme of reuse and sustainability.

DOCOMOMO International wishes to call attention on the future of DOCOMOMO International. All the Working Parties are invited to send candidacies for hosting the future headquarters of DOCOMOMO International, 2017-2022.
13th International DOCOMOMO Conference - Round Table
Seoul, Korea, 27 September 2014
DATE: 27/9/2014
A very inspiring round table, conducted by Hubert-Jan Henket and Joung Soung Kimm, was held in the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference, Seoul, Korea, last 27 September 2014.

The aim was to getter new chapters with Asian Working Parties, in order to discuss sustainability as a keyword for DOCOMOMO´s future. The participants were Angola (Filomena Carvalho), Camboja (Khun-Neay Khuon), Hong Kong (Koon Wee), Iran (Hadi Naderi), Japan (Yoshiyuki Yamana), Korea (Tae Woo and Eui-Sung Yi), Kuwait (Zahra Ali Baba), Macao (Rui Leão), Taiwan (Remi Wang) and Thailand (Waeovichian Abhichartvorapan).

Angola, Kuwait, Taiwan and Thailand are new DOCOMOMO Working Parties, approved in the last Council Meeting, 26 September 2014.
Hong Kong, Macao and Iran were approved as new DOCOMOMO Working Parties in the 12th DOCOMOMO Council Meeting, in 2012.
Camboja is working for the creation of a DOCOMOMO Working Party.

The video of the round table will be available online soon.

More info:
Facebook Photographic Report
13th International DOCOMOMO Conference - Opening Ceremony
Seoul, Korea, 24 September 2014
DATE: 24/9/2014
The Opening Ceremony of the "13th DOCOMOMO International Conference – Expansion and Conflict" was held on the 24th September at the Ninetree Convention – Grand Ballroom, in Seoul.
 
The ceremony was hosted by Tae Woo, Chair of Docomomo Korea and by Prof. Jong Soung Kimm, Chair of the 13th International Docomomo Conference Korea 2014 and was introduced by Eui-Sung Yi.

It was attended by the honorable presence of the Administrator of Korea Cultural Heritage Administration, the Administrator of Korea National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Director of Chief Commissioner of the presidential on Architecture Policy, the Ambassador of Portugal in Korea and the Director of the MMCA, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, apart from the many DOCOMOMO friends.
 
The Conference was formally opened by Docomomo International Chair, Ana Tostões, who invited all to join the DOCOMOMO stimulating environment in very special atmosphere of the city of Seoul during the conference days. She briefly referred to the undertaken activities in the last two years and welcomed the 5 new Docomomo working parties candidacies and the partner organizations — UIA, UNESCO, ICOMOS and Getty Institute.
 
Ana Tostões expressed her gratitude to the perseverant initiative of the Korean team, welcomed the participants and wished all successful sessions.
 
Last, but not least, everyone had the unique opportunity to enjoy Korean traditional music and dance performances, as a very pleasant welcome dinner.
 
More info:
Docomomo Youtube Channel
Facebook Photographic Report
DOCOMOMO Meetings: Advisory Board, ISC/Registers, ISC/Technology and ISC/Urbanism & Landscape
Seoul, Korea, 24 September 2014
DATE: 24/9/2014
On 24 September 2014, several DOCOMOMO meetings took place in Seoul, Korea, at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art:

. Advisory Board Meeting
. ISC/Registers
. ISC/Technology
. ISC/Urbanism & Landscape 
Docomomo International at the 25th UIA World Congress
3rd to 7th August 2014, Durban, South Africa
DATE: 3/8/2014
Docomomo International was on the 25th UIA World Congress, represented by Arch. João Belo Rodeia, President of the International Council of Architects of Portuguese Language (CIALP). The 25th UIA World Congress took place at the Durban International Convention Center, in Durban, South Africa, from 3rd to 7th August 2014.

Arch. João Belo Rodeia took part at the round table of the UIA’s partners took place on 6 August 2014 during the UIA Congress in Durban, South Africa.

The UIA and Partners Roundtable united the institutions with which the UIA maintains relations and exchanges based on protocols and reciprocal agreements. UIA Past President Albert Dubler presided over the proceedings, which took place in the presence of representatives from United Nations agencies (ONU-Habitat), regional organizations of architects (CAE, ARCASIA, FPAA, AUA, CAA, UMAR, CIALP), organizations for the preservation of heritage and the environment (DOCOMOMO, ICOMOS, Green Building Council, Active House), and humanitarian organizations (The Emergency Architects Foundation).

The ensemble of partners committed to work together to phase out CO2 and fossil fuel emissions by 2050, by means of design strategies and socially responsible construction. The “Declaration 2050 Imperatives,” put forward by the Director of the Australian Institute of Architects, David Parken, was discussed and amended by the partners for presentation before the UIA General Assembly on 8 August 2014, where it was unanimously adapted.  Both CIALP and DOCOMOMO signed the Declaration.

Docomomo International would like to thank Arch. João Belo Rodeia for his participation as DOCOMOMO representative.

More details: website.



Docomomo International on Archdaily
News about the 13th International Docomomo Conference
DATE: 20/8/2014
The Archdaily website has publicized the 13th International Docomomo Conference.

Check it out: archdaily website.
Docomomo International is now on LinkedIn
DATE: 30/7/2014
Docomomo International is now on LinkedIn!
Please follow our LinkedIn Company Page, be connected with the Docomomo network and stay updated.

Thank you!
Van Nellefabriek on Unesco World Heritage List
DATE: 21/6/2014
The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Van Nellefabriek on the World Heritage List.

Docomomo International congratulates its member Wessel de Jonge, co-founder of DOCOMOMO and leader of this project, for this great achievement for the preservation of modern industrial architectureand Marieke Kuipers, secretary of the ISC/Registers, who has been a driving force behind this successful WHL-nomination 

"Van Nellefabriek was designed and built in the 1920s on the banks of a canal in the Spaanse Polder industrial zone north-west of Rotterdam [Netherlands]. 

The site is one of the icons of 20th-century industrial architecture, comprising a complex of factories, with façades consisting essentially of steel and glass, making large-scale use of the curtain wall principle. It was conceived as an ‘ideal factory’, open to the outside world, whose interior working spaces evolved according to need, and in which daylight was used to provide pleasant working conditions. It embodies the new kind of factory that became a symbol of the modernist and functionalist culture of the inter-war period and bears witness to the long commercial and industrial history of the Netherlands in the field of importation and processing of food products from tropical countries, and their industrial processing for marketing in Europe."

More details: website.
Docomomo International is now on Facebook
DATE: 23/7/2014
Good news! Docomomo International is now on Facebook!
Please join us on our official Facebook page and follow our activities.

Thank you!
The Chair of Docomomo International participated as jury in the Competition for the rehabilitation of the Col·legi d´Arquitectes de Catalunya´s facade
DATE: 3/6/2014
The Chair of Docomomo International, Ana Tostões, made part of the Jury Committee for the Competition to select a proposal for the rehabilitation and environmental improvement of the facade of the Plaça Nova del Col·legi d´Arquitectes de Catalunya. 

The jury awarded the first prize to the team formed by Fuses-Viader Arquitectes SLP, Jorge Perea and Jordi Mansilla. 

More details: website.

Access to the DOCOMOMO building register: website.
Publication: Casablanca Chandigarh. A Report on Modernization
by Tom Avermaete and Maristella Casciato
DATE: 0/0/0
This richly illustrated volume invites us to think afresh about urban life and the modern city by offering images and analyses of two very different but complementary contemporary cities: the planned Indian city of Chandigarh and the ancient metropolis of Casablanca—the ancient North African harbor town developed into a modern metropolis by Michel Ecochard and a team of young French and Moroccan architects after World War II. Countering the dominant view of modern urbanism that values avant-garde ideas originating in the West over developments in non-Western regions, the book offers a more nuanced approach to the history of the modern city, and to the relationship between local knowledge and imported ideas in the rapid globalization that followed World War II.
           
Ultimately, by focusing on the design and inhabitation of the cities’ public spaces and housing, the book locates the essence of the modern city in its ordinary fabric and everyday life—which shifts our understanding of architecture and planning, enabling us to see it as a collective work that is necessarily the result of negotiation among a variety of actors.Chandigarh Casablanca is published to coincide with an exhibition at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal.

©  CCA, Montréal 
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014
Silver Lion for a National Participation to Chile
DATE: 6/6/2014
Chile received the Silver Lion for a National Participation for “Monolith Controversies”.

Commissioner: Cristóbal Molina (National Council of Culture and the Arts of Chile)
Curators: Pedro Alonso, Hugo Palmarola
Summary: "The jury recognizes Chile with the Silver Lion for revealing a critical chapter of the history of global circulation of modernity. Focusing on one essential element of modern architecture - a prefabricated concrete wall - it critically highlights the role of elements of architecture in different ideological and political contexts"

Docomomo International congratulates our Docomomo colleagues for this achievement. 

More details: website.
Venice Architecture Biennale 2014
Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Korea
DATE: 6/6/2014
The jury of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale has awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Korea for "Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula."

Commissioner/Curator: Minsuk Cho
Curators: Hyungmin Pai, Changmo Ahn
Deputy Curator: Jihoi Lee
Summary: "The jury wishes to recognize Korea with a Golden Lion for the extraordinary achievement of presenting a new and rich body of knowledge of architecture and urbanism in a highly charged political situation. Using diverse modes of representation that encourage interaction, it is research-in-action, which expands the spatial and architectural narrative into a geopolitical reality." 

Docomomo International congratulates Korea for this great achievement.

A model of the Sewoon Arcade - the urban ensemble that will be studied in the workshop that will take place on the 13th Docomomo International Conference - was presented in the pavillion.

More details: website.

Photo by Margarida Quintã.
Docomomo International joined the global campaign callling for culture to be included in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
DATE: 0/0/0
The word ‘culture’ was completely absent from the ‘Millennium Development Goals’ adopted by the UN in 2000.
 
No one doubts great progress has been achieved. However, time and again, we have seen development initiatives hindered or prove unsustainable due to a lack of recognition and respect for local cultures.
 
We strongly believe in the need for a human-rights based approach to development and are calling on world leaders to recognize that development is in itself an act of culture that impacts on the culture of its intended beneficiaries.
 
Putting people first is recognizing the unique transformative power of culture.
 
Development will have been truly achieved when all citizens can participate in and enjoy the music, dance, literature, visual representations, heritage and all other expressions of the arts and culture of their own community and beyond.
 
Sign the Declaration for the inclusion of culture in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Post-2015. And please spread the word.
 
These organizations have already signed.
IFACCA – International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies
Agenda 21 for culture – UCLG’s Committee on Culture
IFCCD – International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity
Culture Action Europe
Arterial Network
IMC – International Music Council
ICOMOS – International Council on Monuments and SitesCulture et Développement
African Arts Institute
Traditions pour Demain
Red Lationamericana de Arte para la Transformación Social
Interarts Foundation
IIIM - International Institute for the Inclusive Museum
Patrimoine Sans Frontières
Pacific Islands Museum Association
ERICArts - European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
NEMO - Network of European Museum Organisations
CoNCA - Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts (Catalonia-Spain)
Intercult (Sweden)
Reseau en scène Languedoc-Roussillon
Korea Arts and Culture Education Service
Federation of Icelandic Artists
Benincultures
Association des Mediateurs Culturels (Madagascar)
Centre for Creative Practices (Ireland)
ART-idea
Glasgow School of Art (Scotland)
ACRI – African Cultural Regeneration Institute (Kenya)
IGCAT - International Institute for Gastronomy Culture Arts and Tourism
FACE - Fresh Arts Coalition Europe
Centre for Cultural Innovation and Economics (India)
Creative Economy Group (Serbia)Porteurs d’Images

[by Traditions pour Demain]
Welcome Docomomo US/Michigan
New group of Docomomo US
DATE: 0/0/0
Docomomo International would like to welcome Docomomo US/Michigan, a new group of Docomomo US.

Docomomo US has another group to add to its fold, this time it’s Michigan! The architectural historians, preservationists, and modern enthusiasts of Michigan have been talking about starting a chapter for years. However, it appears that moving slow and steady has been the best method in getting to the end of the race to a brand new beginning for advocacy, education, and outreach of modern design across the state’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. 

Mission Statement: Docomomo_US/Michigan hopes to raise awareness to the significance of Michigan’s modern resources and encourage their preservation and reuse. Their goal is to build on the recognition and importance of Michigan’s role in the modern movement through documentation, education, conservation technology and advocacy while continuing to support the role of SHPO’s Michigan Modern™ project (www.michiganmodern.org) and augment the activities of other mid-century modern interest groups in Michigan. In addition, Docomomo_US/Michigan wants to add to Michigan’s statewide inventory of mid-century modern architecture, landscape, urban planning and design, and encourage listing of significant resources on local, state, national and international registers. Through these efforts they believe that they will not only educate but also advocate for and assist in the protection of resources of the modern movement that are threatened with demolition, neglect, inappropriate change(s) or loss.

Members of Docomomo_US/Michigan will be at the Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s annual conference in Jackson, Michigan May 14-17, 2014, at the National Main Street Conference in Detroit, Michigan May 17-21, 2014, and at the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office’s Michigan Modern™: Design that Shaped America Symposium in Grand Rapids, Michigan June 19-21 2014 (http://bit.ly/1iOLPnz) if you are interested in meeting with members, have any questions about the new Michigan Chapter of Docomomo_US, or are interested in joining.

[by Docomomo US]

Credit image: Lester K. Kirk Center, Olivete College, Olivet, Michigan. William Kessler, Architect. Photograph by Balthazar Korab, Courtesy of the Library of Congress
Exhibition: Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain, 1925-1965
Fundación ICO, Madrid, Spain, 4th July-7th September
DATE: 4/6/2014
Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain, 1925-1965 is a research result of the FAME project, in which Docomomo Iberia and Docomomo International were partners, that provides the first explicit examination of the role played by photography within Spanish modern architecture. The exhibition strips the photographs of their context and purpose – the dissemination of architecture – in order to appraise them in their own right, from the standpoint of photography as a discipline, with a view to charting the contribution made by the photographers themselves. In Spain, as in other countries, photographers, architects and the media worked closely together; this clearly helped photographers to gain wider recognition. The exhibition looks not only at the work of well-known, prolific figures such as Català-Roca, Kindel, Pando and Gómez, but also at the output of around forty photographers specialized in Spanish modern architecture. Other themes include the architects’ interest in photography, portraits of architects, and the media through which architectural projects were brought into the public domain. The exhibition seeks to join the interdisciplinary debate by exploring the role of photography and photographers, both in architecture and within their own discipline.

More details: website.
International Colloquium: 74 14 SAAL # ARCHITECTURE
Coimbra, Portugal, 14th-16th November 2014
DATE: 14/11/2014
The Centre for Social Studies and the Department of Architecture of Coimbra University (Portugal) will organize the INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM 74 14 SAAL # ARCHITECTURE on November 14-16, 2014, in partnership with the Serralves Foundation, Documentation Centre April 25th and Docomomo International.
 
The collaboration with the Serralves Foundation takes place within the exhibition THE SAAL PROCESS: ARCHITECTURE AND PARTICIPATION, 1974-1976, at the Serralves Museum, from October 31, 2014 until February 1, 2015, and the CONFERENCE SAAL: in retrospective (Serralves Foundation Auditorium, May 10, 2014).
 
The colloquium in Coimbra, on architecture and the project of participation, will explore, in general, the housing problem, in particular, the legacies of "SAAL" (i.e. the Ambulatory Service for Local Support), the mid-1970s aided self-help program created during the Carnation Revolution in Portugal." Today, SAAL permits us to reflect, to question ourselves and to debate the issues and challenges of housing as well as its close relationship with architecture.
 
CALL FOR PAPERS   

The Serralves Conference is the starting point for a discussion that will extend until November with the opening of the Coimbra Colloquium and the inauguration of the Exhibition. The articulation between the various stages is intended to complement the perspectives, methodologies and research instruments about SAAL.
In this context, the scientific and professional community is invited to submit papers on the four themes above:
 
74 - 14 SAAL - ARCHITECTURE # PORTUGUESE
74 - 14 SAAL - ARCHITECTURE# AUTONOMOUS
74 - 14 SAAL - ARCHITECTURE # INCLUSIVE
74 - 14 SAAL - ARCHITECTURE # TRANSRELATIONAL
 
Whereas the call for papers will be open from April 21 to June 30, it is proposed that the Serralves Conference introduces research perspectives that may be deepened in the Coimbra Colloquium.
 
The Colloquium has four official languages: Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and English.
 
More info: website.
Docomomo International Chair and Docomomo Switzerland Chair at ‘Housing and Dwelling’, PHD seminar
Main Hall of FAUP, Oporto, Portugal
DATE: 29/5/2014
On the 29th May 2014, DOCOMOMO International Chair, professor Ana Tostões and DOCOMOMO Switzerland Chair, professor Franz Graf, were at the ‘Housing and Dwelling’ PHD FAUP seminar, in Oporto, Portugal.

Program

16h00
‘Atlas da Casa’ and ‘Mapa da Habitação’
Rui Ramos and Marta Cruz

16h15

“Types d’édifices et modèles d´habitation dans la 1ère moitié du XXe siècle: les immeubles de rapport à Porto”
Gisela Lameira

“Considérations sur la capacité d’adaptation spatiale des logements collectifs entre les années 40 et 60 à Porto”
Luciana Rocha

“Presence, Language and Place in Mário Bonito´s work”
Hélder Casal Ribeiro

17h00
“Le pailler populaire et le chalet érudit”
Domingos Tavares

17h20
Debate
Franz Graf (TSAM), Ana Tostões, Rui Ramos, Domingos Tavares
Docomomo International Chair at the Atelier
Candidacy for the World Heritage list of UNESCO
DATE: 2/4/2014
On 14th February, the Ministry of Culture of Morocco and the Casamémoire association signed an agreement in order to develop the candidature application dossier for the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Docomomo International chair participated in the Atelier “Casablanca, Patrimoine Mondial”, between 2 and 4 April.
Lecture: Docomomo International on the Colloquium PHI
Casa da Escrita, Coimbra, Portugal
DATE: 28/4/2014
Colloquium Network PHI - Ibero-American Historic+Cultural Heritage
Experiences in the Field of Heritage Projects
Cultural Week of Coimbra University

Casa da Escrita, Coimbra
28 April, 1h30-19h15

Program:

14:30
Opening Session
Vice-Rector Clara Almeida Santos

Jorge Figueira 
Presentation of Network PHI - Ibero-American Historic+Cultural Heritage
 
15:00
Roundtable with Ana Vaz Milheiro (ISCTE-IUL), Fatima Fernandes (ESAP), José Miguel Rodrigues (FAUP) and Maria Manuel Oliveira (UM)

16h30-17h15
Ana Tostoes
Rehabilitating modern architecture: case studies

17h30-18h15
Maryan Alvarez-Bullan
Before and after the Maestro Study of the Cathedral of Cuenca

18h30-19h15
Alexandre Alves Costa
The space of the gaze
Debate: Correspondences of Architecture, São Paulo-Portugal
Auditório da Academia Paulista de Letras, São Paulo
DATE: 14/4/2014
In São Paulo, Brazil, the State Secretary of Culture held, with the support of the General Consulate of Portugal, a lecture followed by debate with the renowned Portuguese architects Gonçalo Byrne and Ana Tostões, Docomomo International Chair.

Correspondências da Arquitetura, São Paulo-Portugal
(Correspondences of Architecture, São Paulo-Portugal)

14-15 April 2014, 14h-17h30
Auditório da Academia Paulista de Letras, São Paulo
DOCOMOMO International Headquarters transfer from Barcelona to Lisbon
DATE: 1/4/2014
Dear Docomomo friends,
 
Docomomo International is pleased to inform that the headquarters have been transferred from Barcelona (Mies van der Rohe Foundation) to Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon University). 
 
Docomomo International´s new contacts:
 
Address Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais 1 – 1049-001 Lisboa
e:mail docomomo@tecnico.ulisboa.pt 
webmail www.docomomo.com 
 
The transference is now under progress and Docomomo International will start working from Lisbon from April 2014.
Interview: Docomomo International Chair on The Hankyoreh Newspaper
Seoul, South Korea
DATE: 25/2/2014
DOCOMOMO International Chair, professor Ana Tostões, was interviewed about the 13th International Docomomo Conference, for The Hankyoreh.
 
Please check it here: http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/culture/culture_general/625945.html
13th International Docomomo Conference – Abstract Selection
Seoul, South Korea, 24-26 February
DATE: 24/2/2014
DOCOMOMO International, DOCOMOMO Korea and the 13th International Docomomo Conference Scientific Committee were gathered in Seoul between 24th and 26th February for the Abstract Selection evaluation. From a total of 193 were selected 84 abstracts. By now all the selected authors had been informed. The venue for the conference was visited and the Schedule almost finalized.

docomomo-seoul2014.org/eng/ 
Lecture: DOCOMOMO and the Reuse of Architectural Heritage
Ueno Conference Hall, Tokyo bunka Kaikan, Japan
DATE: 23/2/2014
DOCOMOMO International Chair, professor Ana Tostões, presented a lecture on DOCOMOMO and the Reuse of Architectural Heritage
 
PDF (report by Mr. Takeshi Kirihara, DOCOMOMO Japan board member):
Exhibition: Junzo Sakakura in Architectural Documents
National Archives of Modern Architecture Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 22/2/2014
DOCOMOMO International visited the Exhibition “Junzo Sakakura in Architectural Documents”, in the National Archives of Modern Architecture Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo.
 
This exhibition celebrates Sakakura as of one of Japan’s integral modern architects and features photographs, work documents and original drawings.
 
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2013/11/27/arts/junzo-sakakura-in-architectural-documents/#.UxGOM_l_vPI

PDF (report by Mr. Takeshi Kirihara, DOCOMOMO Japan board member):
DOCOMOMO International meeting Professor Fumihiko Maki
Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 20/12/2014
DOCOMOMO International had a meeting with professor Fumihiko Maki at his Office in Tokyo with Yetsuco Kamia (Docomomo Japan secretary), in order to invite him to be key note speaker at the 13th Docomomo International Conference - Expansion & Conflict, Seoul, Korea, 24-27 September 2014.
DOCOMOMO International chair meeting with the Director of the MOMA Kamakura
Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 21/2/2014
DOCOMOMO International Chair, professor Ana Tostões discussed with the Director of the MOMA Kamakura - Mr. Tsutomu Mizusawa - the preservation of the remarkable Museum of Modern Art of Kamakura, designed by Jnuzō Sakakura in 1951.
DOCOMOMO International chair meeting with the Kanagawa Government to discuss the future of the MOMA Kamakura
Kamakura, Tokyo, Japan
DATE: 21/2/2014
DOCOMOMO International Chair, professor Ana Tostões discussed with the Kanagawa Government representative – Mr. Fukuju – the preservation of the remarkable Museum of Modern Art of Kamakura, designed by Jnuzō Sakakura in 1951.
Book Lauch: Ana Tostões (ed.), Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique, Lisbon, IST, 2013
13 March, 17h, Main Hall of Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon
DATE: 13/3/2014
Book Lauch:
Ana Tostões (ed.), Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique, Lisboa, IST, 2013.

This publication is one of the results of the research project intituled “EWV - Exchanging worlds visions: modern architecture in Africa “Lusófona” (1943-1974) looking through Brazilian experience established since the 1930s” (http://ewv.ist.utl.pt/), coordinated by prof. Ana Tostões at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon (2008-2013). 

The launch was on March 13, 17.00, in the Main Hall of Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.

Read here the book review by Antoni Folkers on docomomo Journal 52: http://goo.gl/P7RWmM 
Hiroyuki Suzuki (1945-2014)
Hiroyuki Suzuki, former Chair of DOCOMOMO Japan (1998-2013), passed away
DATE: 3/2/2014
DOCOMOMO International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the great architect and architectural historian, Hiroyuki Suzuki, to his family and to DOCOMOMO Japan Chapter, members and friends. Professor Hiroyuki Suzuki served with honor and skilled commitment  DOCOMOMO organization as Japan Chair.
DOCOMOMO will remember him with joy and proud.
Docomomo International 1988-2012: Key Papers in Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation
Printing on process
DATE: 0/0/0
Docomomo International 1988-2012: Key Papers in Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation is on printing on process. Editors: Ana Tostões/Liu Kecheng [with Cheng Yang].
Docomomo International on the Architectural Heritage Award Competition
Xi’an International Conference on Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation
DATE: 8/10/2013
The Chair of Docomomo International, Ana Tostões, made part of the Jury Committee of theArchitectural Heritage Award Competition in the 2013 Xi’an International Conference on Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation.

To better present the diversity and richness of modern architectural heritage in the world, to summarize latest and classic experience of conservation and historic reuse of modern architectural heritage, to promote the study and practice of modern architectural heritage conservation, an international exhibition and competition of modern architectural heritage conservation projects was held during the 2013 Xi’an International Conference “Other MoMo, Other Heritage” on Modern Architectural Heritage Conservation. The Architectural Heritage Award organizing committee received 36 academic and professional projects from 15 countries and regions, showing a wide range of cultural diversity, prolific achievements and inspirational experiences in modern heritage conservation. 

Review on the Exhibition of the selected projects (with photos) by Cheng YANG, Zonggang LIU, Chao WU, Kecheng LIU:
2013 Xi´an International Conference on Modern Architectural Heritage
Docomomo International
DATE: 10/10/2013
The chair of Docomomo International, Ana Tostões, was present on the 2013 Xi´an International Conference on Modern Architectural Heritage, China, on 8-10 October 2013, with Albert Dubler, president of UIA, and Sheridan Burke, president of ICOMOS ISC 20thC Heritage.

PDF:
1. Conference programme;
2. “Other MoMo, Other Heritage, A Review of the Xi’an 2013 International Conference on Modern Architectural Heritage"
 by Cheng Yang, Xinwen Wang and Kecheng Liu;
3. Xi´an Declaration on the Conservation of Modern Heritage in Different Contexts.
Docomomo International Honorary Member of the Portuguese Border Architects
DATE: 17/12/2013
The nineteenth day of Septem ber two thousand and thirteen at the thirty-sixth plenary m eeting of theNational Executive Board of the Portuguese Border Architects, was unanim ously decided to confer the title ofHonorary Mem ber of the Portuguese Border Architects to Docom om o International.

Lisbon, 17 December 2013

Portuguese Border Architects President
João Belo Rodeia
Cooperation protocol between Docomomo International and UIA
DATE: 14/9/2013
O n Septem ber 14 2013, it was signed a protocol on cooperation between UIA and Docom om o International, byits chairs, respectively, Albert Dubler and Ana Tostões. O n the headquarters of Portuguese Border Architects,Lisbon.
Advisory Board Meeting
DATE: 4/9/2013
Advisory Board Meeting, Lisbon, 4 Septem ber 2014.
Nadir Afonso, 1920-2013
Nadir Afonso, the acclaim ed painter architect, disciple of Le Corbusier, passed away on Decem ber 11
DATE: 11/12/2013
Nadir Afonso, the acclaimed painter architect, disciple of Le Corbusier, passed away on December 11.

DOCOMOMO International wishes to express its condolences to his family and friends.

Image: From the left to the right: O lek Kujawsky, Iánnis Zenákis and Nadir Afonso (with their wives), at thetim e they worked on the construction site of the Unité d´Habitation de Marseille, 1950. Photographer unknown.

Text by João Cepeda on Docom om o Journal 47 - 2012/2:

Nadir Afonso: the Painter (who Graduated) Architect
From his Collaboration with Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, to his Works in Chaves and the Abandonment of Architecture
By João Cepeda1

Nadir Afonso, one of the m ost well known (and recognized) Portuguese painters, has dedicated a great deal ofhis life to practicing the profession from which he graduated as an architect–a facet that is still com m onlyunknown by the great public, as it was just slightly studied by the history of contem porary PortugueseArchitecture.Regarding his career, it is to particularly note the periods he spent abroad, working with Le Corbusier andNiem eyer. These influential authors of the Modern Movem ent gave him the opportunity to participate in variousprojects that m arked the history of architecture. This singular international phase m anifestly resulted in Moderninfluences that are visible in the work he later built in Chaves.Nadir Afonso ended up abandoning the profession, since when he has dedicated him self to Painting on a fulltime basis.

1938-1946 The Formation Period
The “choice” of Architecture–Porto
Despite having always revealed a natural predisposition to em brace painting, Nadir Afonso ended up enrollingon a course of Architecture at the old School of Fine Arts in Porto (1938), advised by a m em ber of the schoolstaff. At the School of Fine Arts, Nadir Afonso found a quite open clim ate which, under the influence of ProfessorCarlos Ram os, m arked a decisive m om ent in the reform ulation of teaching Architecture in Portugal. Even so, hisdilem m a between being a painter or an architect never dim inished. Throughout the whole of his graduationcourse, Nadir Afonso always persisted in designing Architecture to be seen and appreciated as if it were Painting,i.e., practicing architecture through the eyes and the soul of a painter.

1946-1960 The International Phase
In the studios of Le Corbusier and O scar Niem eyer – Paris, Rio de Janeiro and São PauloThen, upon conclusion of his studies, what becom es outstanding is his rich and fascinating career abroad,m ainly in collaboration with two of the m ost influent m asters of the Modern Movem ent: first with Le Corbusier inParis (“Atelier des Bâtisseurs–ATBAT”, 1946-48 and 1950-51), of who he becam e a great friend, and then withO scar Niem eyer in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (1951-54). Thus, he had the unique opportunity to participatewith these two renowned architects in som e rem arkable projects of the history of 20th century Modernarchitecture, like the Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles (1945-52), the Claude et Duval Factory in Saint-Dié (1946-51) and the project for the Exhibition com m em orating the 4th centenary of the city of São Paulo in theIbirapuera Park (1951-54), am ong others. It is also worth em phasizing his participation in the finalinvestigation team of Le Corbusier’s fam ous Modulor–a system designed to find harm ony in architecturalcom positions. This opportunity gave him the advantage of getting a great proxim ity to one of his greatpassions–Geom etry. This proxim ity decisively contributed to the developm ent of his rem arkable expertise inm anipulating the proportions and relations am ong geom etric shapes and figures.In Paris, he also collaborated with som e of his form er friends and colleagues of the ATBAT, the architectsGeorges Candilis, Alexis Josic and Shadrach Woods (1954-60), m ainly in various urban projects, nam ely theGeorges Candilis, Alexis Josic and Shadrach Woods (1954-60), m ainly in various urban projects, nam ely theurban plans of Bagnols-sur-Cèze (1956-61), Balata (1959) and Agadir (1963). Thus, his unique internationalcareer ended up being decisive in his learning process as an architect.During this period, it is also worth em phasizing Nadir Afonso’s contact with a wide variety of internationalpersonalities. Many of these were from the Architecture sphere, like Roberto Burle Marx, Hélio Uchoa and LúcioCosta, but others were m ainly from the Arts area, like Victor Vasarely, Richard Mortensen, Auguste Herbin,André Bloc, Cândido Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Dewasne, Edgard Pillet and Fernand Léger. He worked together withsom e of these people, and the work experience he gained surely contributed to also enrich his future artisticevolution.Although Nadir Afonso has invoked Painting as the m ain m otivation for his world-wide career, the truth is that itwas not certainly by chance that he chose to collaborate first with Le Corbusier and later with O scar Niem eyer. Asa m atter of fact, Le Corbusier was the m ost im portant architect of the Modern Movem ent, which exercised agreat influence in Portugal and especially in Porto. Niem eyer and the Modern Brazilian expressionist architecturewere already widely appreciated in Portugal as well. Thus, no wonder that, having experienced what others wouldhave am bitioned, Nadir Afonso has worked with the architects who were culturally closer to the form ation of aModern consciousness in Portugal. Therefore, this period abroad should be regarded to som e extent as anintentional and deliberate path by Nadir Afonso as an architect.2So, although he has always lived a dual vocational and professional life translated into a sim ultaneousproduction of architectural and painting works, all this long international cycle was crucial to his architecturalcareer, due to his direct contact with m ajor players of the Modern Movem ent, and the knowledge and influenceshe gained, as well as the projection that he could, thus, achieve as an architect.

1960-1970 The Autonom ous Practice of Architecture
In his own studio–Chaves and Coimbra
In Portugal, he worked in architecture for short periods. In Lisbon (1945, with Fernando Silva), in Porto (1950,with Fernando Távora, Fernando Lanhas and Fernando Moura), in Coim bra (1960-62, with Carlos de Alm eida)and finally ended up establishing his office in Chaves, his hom eland. Here, in 1960, he began his career on hisown as an architect, in a sm all environm ent that could only grant him hum ble clients and m odest sales,certainly different from those affordable in the big cities and in som e of the offices he had worked before andwhere, should he have stayed, he could have followed a m ore prom ising career and taken m ore advantage ofthe experience he had gained previously. Yet, Trás-os-Montes–and Chaves in particular–was m arked by thepresence of this painter-architect who concentrated there a great deal of his achievem ents, especially in the firsthalf of the 60’s.Regardless of the contexts, the perform ance of architecture em erged in Nadir Afonso’s life only as anindispensable resource to his econom ical subsistence and never as a true passion like Painting, activity whichhe never left out of m ind.Therefore, his architectural work em erged gradually in a non-continuous way, at tim es showing little confidenceor not even dictated by passion. Thus, the Modernity that characterizes his architectural work reveals som ehesitation in certain pieces, whereas it is fully explicit in others, clearly em phasizing the Modern influencespresent in a well determ ined cycle of his life.

The Challenge of a Personal Work: The Indelible Presence of Modern Influences
In general term s, Nadir Afonso intuitively expressed in those projects a language rem arkably influenced by LeCorbusier. The m ark of Modern Brazilian architecture with which he got acquainted during the period when heworked with O scar Niem eyer in Brazil is som etim es also worth of notice. The Chaves (1962) and Vila Real(1965) bakeries–unique m asterpieces of the 20th century Portuguese architecture, well-illustrative of the pureand abstract language of the Modern Movem ent–exhibit a delicate m erge of those two Modern references. If onthe one hand they exhibit a m ore rigorous and orthogonal design, on the other hand, they display a freer,m ore spontaneous and gestural design in their dom e coverings. This curve/straight dialectic results in aharm onious com bination which, due to its originality, substantiates a unique spatial and volum etric Modernity inPortugal.Sim plicity is, in general, transversal to all of his Modern projects, in an attem pt to com pose sim pler and purervolum es, together with a clear search for harm ony and purity in proportions, thus giving the architecturalsolutions a clear desire of Modernity.The house in the Outeiro Seco Road (1961) constitutes one of the m ost significant cases of this attention to theaesthetic care in the volum e m odeling. It reflects a Modern and pure geom etric depuration which, in NadirAfonso’s architectural works as a whole, is perhaps the m ost illustrative exam ple of the “Corbusian” vocabulary.The project (never built) of a “rotary” theatre (1957) em erges from his set of works with an absolutelyexceptional identity, due to its singular and utopian nature, “futurist” and original, associated with thetransposition of the dynam ics of kinetic art into architecture.Am ong all of his projects (and in particular am ong the m ost Modern ones), it is also inevitable to highlight oneof his m ost distinguishable works which consisted of a sober and rational design for the Infante Dom Henriquem onum ent (not built, 1954-55), face to face with the abyss and exceptionally integrated into the scenery of theSagres cliff. The flat nature and subtle lines of this light and elegant project denotes a Modernity with which weidentify ourselves, even nowadays, constituting, m aybe, the m ost “current” project am ong all of his architecturalworks.In these designs, besides the already m entioned attention to proportions and the form al rigor of the relationsas a whole, Nadir Afonso often stresses the rhythm of his constructions through the use of chrom atic contrasts,norm ally in a synthesis of two or three prim ary colors (in addition to white), with a special predom inance of theblue and the red. This aspect is well captured in the two bakeries, in the O uteiro Seco House and in the sm allresidential and com m ercial building in Madalena (1960), and draws our attention to the Modern “Corbusian”palette of colors so widely used in m any of the architect’s m asterpieces. Yet, in this particular aspect, theinfluence intrinsic to Nadir Afonso’s m entality as a painter should not be overlooked, as it m ight probably havem oved him to an instinctive addition of these streaks of colour.This free chrom atic treatm ent of shapes, aim ed at com pleting and em phasizing a search for volum etricallyharm onized and m utually “melodious” architectural com positions, was never supported by the use of them easures suggested by Le Corbusier’s Modulor, which Nadir Afonso could follow closely either as a m em ber ofthe ATBAT final investigations team or in its subsequent application to various projects of the Swiss architect.However, if in this form er group the wish of a Modern expression is obvious, in other situations we areconfronted with drawings in which that expression is not so clear, and it seem s there have been som econcessions to rather m ore traditional answers. As a m atter of fact, in other Nadir Afonso’s architectural projects,a m ixture of tradition and Modernity predom inates, yet, they never assum e a dom inant style, at leastintegrally. Even so, they seem to wish to be singled out from a purely traditional Architecture.In volum etric term s, all these other exam ples reveal a degree of depuration and sim plicity rem arkably lowerthan that of the first set of projects. By analyzing its architectural plans we realize, in addition, that they allpossess less fluid spatial solutions, based on a rem arkably traditional design. Yet, in this second set, Nadirpossess less fluid spatial solutions, based on a rem arkably traditional design. Yet, in this second set, NadirAfonso invariably rehearses a com plem entary Modernization of the architectural object at the outside level,through various design strategies that he applied with m ore or less intensity in each case. They served thepurpose of suggesting sim pler, purer and lighter volum es, the transm ission of a stronger sensation ofhorizontality and orthogonality, the search for m ore abstract façades, and a current attem pt at transm itting anillusion of a flat upper finishing, by disguising the coverings in traditional roofs which system atically configurethe top of these buildings.This rem arkable difference com paring to his m ore Modern works is m ainly explained by a gradual andincreasing separation from his profession, m otivated by an enorm ous creative dissatisfaction that his professioncould never fulfill.Actually, this interpretation seem s to be confirm ed by a chronological analysis of all of his selected works andprojects. The m ost Modern ones were designed at an initial stage in his career as an architect (until 1962),whereas the m ost “com prom ised” ones correspond to a later period (until 1964), closer to the tim e when heabandoned architecture, and so at a tim e of Nadir Afonso’s particular disenchantm ent towards the practice of hisprofession.O nly the bakery in Vila Real, a building with Modern lines, designed in 1965, em erges as an exception to thistendency. Yet, his choice in this project for a kind of “m im ic” answer replicating, in general, his hom onym ouswork in Chaves, seem s to bring to light once m ore the “saturation point” that Nadir Afonso would already havereached towards designing new architectural projects, confirm ing to som e extent the above m entionedinterpretation.Curiously enough, it is still worth m entioning that–apart from the Chaves urban pre-planning (1964)–it is also inhis first works (the m ost Modern ones) that we can find the m ost com plex program s he had to answer to.His indifference to architecture, even though exponential at the end of his career, is also visible–throughout hiswhole work–in his great difficulty to deal with the clients, which would lead him som etim es to radical decisions,such as abandoning projects already concluded. These were the cases of the project of the m ovie theatre in thetown of Chaves (1961) and its urban pre-planning (1964).

“Architecture is not an Art”
From his path as an architect (and artist) it is worth highlighting the im portance of the strong theoreticalreflection that always accom panied him , translated into a num ber of conceptual studies on Architecture. He hadalready defended these concepts in his thesis“Architecture is not an Art” (1948). The nam e of this thesis isvery m eaningful and alm ost seem s to legitim ate his difficult relationship with architecture. To him , the fact thatarchitecture cannot be dissociated from its inevitable nature as a utility–to satisfy m andatorily a practicalfunction–constituted the m ain source of all restrictions to his creativity, thus, in his view, placed out of theartistic scope.3Curiously, Nadir Afonso’s theory of opposing art to utility is very sim ilar to that of the fam ous Austro-Hungarianarchitect Adolf Loos, who also influenced Le Corbusier during his graduation and in the beginning of his career:“[...] the house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not. The work is a private m atterfor the artist. The house is not. The work of art is brought into the world without there being a need for it. Thehouse satisfies a requirem ent. The work of art is responsible to none; the house is responsible to everyone.[...] Does it follow that the house has nothing in com m on with art and is architecture not to be included in theArts? That is so”.4Nadir Afonso’s strong assum ption that Architecture is not an Art, together with the com plex interdisciplinarity ofthe first activity which im plies a collaborative work and has no intim ate, lonesom e or individual artistic genesis,constitutes the core of his great creative dissatisfaction towards architecture. It is, therefore, usual to hear himsay that he never liked architecture and never felt like a true architect.5 As a m atter of fact, his devotion topainting was always so intense that not even the privileged path am ong his peers–contacting with two of thegreatest architects of the 20th century–was strong enough to deviate him from it.

The abandonm ent of Architecture
Based on these assum ptions, som ewhere between 1965 and 1970, Nadir Afonso m ade up his m ind to leavearchitecture for good, thus releasing him self from the “[…] m artyrdom ”6 that he had chosen about 30 yearsbefore in Porto, and then starting a full-tim e com m itm ent to painting and to the creation of num erous plasticand theoretical works.In reality, his vigorous theoretical position, which he still defends nowadays, can be found reflected in som e ofthe works he m ade–nam ely in the later ones–thus helping to explain the appearance of “passionless” and lessinteresting architectural solutions.However, som e of Nadir Afonso’s initial works, especially the Infante Dom Henrique m onum ent (1954-55) andthe Chaves bakery (1962) projects seem to reflect a certain degree of artistic involvem ent. From his drawings,the search for a strong tension and accuracy, purer volum etric m odeling and m ore harm onious proportionsstands out.Having never expressed a wish to evolve artistically in Architecture, in these cases Nadir Afonso m ay haveexceptionally m oved away from this position and faced all the “im positions” not as restrictions, but rather asthe basic references that would m ake it possible for him to go further and find an artistic character in hisproposals. “[...] I don’t m ean there are no architects–and m aybe I have been one of them –who have also triedto find a balance within the laws [...] [that rule the work of art]. But it doesn’t look like the norm al way.”7As it has been illustrated throughout his entire professional career, Nadir Afonso was at all tim es a painterarchitect,but always a painter in the first place and only afterwards an architect, a painter through his soul andarchitect only through education, having his life and works constantly m arked by this dichotom y of activities.However, the huge weight that his ability as a painter always had in his life does not seem to show with anidentical density in his architectural work in a way that one could consider it as the “architecture of a painter”.The current use of colors (prim ary colors usually) in his buildings, searching for aesthetic and balancedcom positions, and the concept of freedom present in the drawing of the dom e coverings of the bakeries–aspects that can also be seen as som e of the Modern influences that he received– are in fact the onlysituations that seem to point towards an intervention of his painting character in Architecture, but not significantto the extent of m aking it possible to identify a painter’s hand in the architectural work.Concluding, upon the analysis of all of Nadir Afonso’s architectural inventory–which proves to be far bigger thanit is com m only thought by the great public–it is worth em phasizing his set of initial projects, am ong which hisadherence to a lexicon of great Modernity deserves a particular attention, even though without the radicalismand intransigence of the architects he worked with in France and Brazil.In fact, even in the drawings in which Nadir Afonso seem s to propose a m ore Modern language, adhering tosom e of “Les cinq points d’une nouvelle architecture” and to certain rational principles of the Athens Charter,that language is not fully developed. Nevertheless, his preferences for urban and architectural concepts of theModern Movem ent are clear, applying them , even though, at a late stage of its diffusion in Portugal. Theseconcepts are well illustrated in the house of O uteiro Seco (1961) and in his two first proposals of the urban planfor the Dr. António José de Alm eida Street in Coim bra (1961), and still, with a m ore discrete presence, in hisfor the Dr. António José de Alm eida Street in Coim bra (1961), and still, with a m ore discrete presence, in hisChaves urban pre-planning (1964).Actually, the fact that the author did not devote him self com pletely to architecture m ay have led to a nonexploitationof an absolute Modernism , to its lim it. Nadir Afonso’s interest as a painter, always relativelyalienated from architecture, m ay have inhibited the com plete developm ent of this aspect. Nevertheless, his firstprojects reveal a quality that seem s to suggest an initial significant com m itm ent of Nadir Afonso to Architecture,depicting his m aturity as an architect, enabling him to leave his im print in Chaves and reflecting his m ostrepresentative architectural feature.In fact, his m ost Modern projects clearly suggest a dim ension of an architect that Nadir Afonso could haveaccom plished, if he had developed an interest and a deep engagem ent towards Architecture which could haveled him to a full in-depth developm ent of the Modernity displayed in his first drawings and, perhaps, precludedhis sudden and prem ature abandonm ent of the profession.

Notes

1. João Cepeda was born in Lisbon in 1983, he attended the Instituto Superior Técnico of the TechnicalUniversity of Lisbon and, having been granted a scholarship from the Helvetic Confederation, the ÉcolePolytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, com pleting his Masters in Architecture with the thesis “NadirAfonso, the Architect”. He is currently starting his professional career as an architect.
2. Michel Toussaint, “Nadir Afonso e a Arquitectura”, Nadir Afonso Sem Limites (exhibition catalog), Lisboa,MNAC– Museu Nacional de Arte Contem porânea Museu do Chiado, 2010, 29-38.
3. Afonso, Nadir, Les Mécanism es de la Création Artistique, Neuchâtel, Éditions du Griffon, 1970.
4. Adolf Loos, in August Sarnitz, Loos, Köln, Taschen, 2007, 10.
5. João Cepeda, “Nadir Afonso, o Arquitecto” (policopied text), Master Thesis, Lisboa, Instituto SuperiorTécnico, 2011.
6. Vladim iro Nunes, “Entrevista: Nadir Afonso A Em oção da Geom etria”, Arquitectura e Vida, Lisboa, nº 67,2006, 35.
7. Nadir Afonso interview conducted by the author in João Cepeda, “Nadir Afonso, o Arquitecto” (policopiedtext), Master Thesis, Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico, 2011.
8. Afonso, Laura, Nadir Afonso, Da Vida à O bra de Nadir Afonso, Venda Nova, Bertrand, 1990.
13th International DOCOMOMO Technology Seminar
Registration
DATE: 25/1/2013
13th International DOCOMOMO Technology Seminar
January, 25th/26th 2013
10. Karlsruher Tagung „Das architektonische Erbe“
Perceived Technologies in the Modern Movement 1918-1975
Technologische Konzepte in der Moderne
Roberto Segre, 1934-2013
DATE: 10/3/2013
Roberto Segre dies
Critic and Architecture Historian dies in Niterói
Niterói


Dear Docomomo friends,
 
It is with regret that we have to inform you that Roberto Segre of Docomomo Brazil died yesterday.
His contribution to Docomomo has been very important and intense. We have learnt from his opinions, points of view, texts and works and therefore it is a great loss for Docomomo and the whole architectural community.
 
We wish his family to have enough courage to come over this difficult situation.
 
 
Kind regards,
 
Ana Tostoes
Chair
Docomomo International
 
Ivan Blasi
Secretary
Docomomo International

Text by Abílio Guerra in Vitruvius


Italo-Argentine, professor of architectural history in Cuba for more than 30 years, Segre lived in Rio de Janeiro since 1990.

On March 10, 2013, architect, architectural historian and critic Roberto Segre was having his morning walk when he was run over by a motorcycle. Taken to hospital still alive in Niteroi, Segre succumbed to very serious injuries from the accident and died.
 
His life was an adventure. Born in Milan, Italy, in 1934, in 1939 he embarked with his family in the liner Conte Grande, fleeing the anti-Semitism of the fascist government of Benito Mussolini.
 
He graduated in architect from the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires in 1960. In 1963, after a trip to Europe, he began teaching architectural history at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of La Habana, Cuba, a position he would occupy for the next three decades. In 2007, now living in Brazil, he was awarded the title of doctor honoris causa by the Polytechnic Institute of Havana.
 
In 1994 - invited by Nelson Maculan (rector of UFRJ), Luiz Paulo Conde (director of FAU) and Denise Pinheiro Machado (coordinator PROURB) - Segre began his career as a researcher and professor in graduate courses in urban planning from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ FAU.
 
Frequent contributor of Vitruvius, Segre was a prolific author, with extensive production of books of extreme relevance, which are fundamental parts of the historiography of architecture in Latin America. His more than four hundred articles are scattered in dozens of journals in many countries worldwide.
 
As advisor to UNESCO, he had the responsibility of organizing the book America Latina en su Arquitectura(1975). Almost a decade later he obtained the Guggenheim grant in New York, which resulted in the book Arquitectura Antillana del Siglo XX (2004).
 
In the last fifteen years, Roberto Segre devoted his time to a thorough research on the history of the Ministry of Education and Health (MES), todays Capanema Palace in Rio de Janeiro, which ledto Iphan summoning him to coordinate the document submitted to UNESCO in order to include the building in the UNESCO list of World Heritage.
 
The majestic survey of the history of MES is about to become a book edited by Romano Guerra Editora. Shortly before going to the beach on Sunday morning, sent to the editor of the book the latest corrections that, for inexplicable force of destiny, he will not be able to see.

Abílio Guerra

More info: Vitruvius 
 
 
 
 
 
The New Tenement: Tradition and Modernity
Conference at the Mackintosh School of Architecture
DATE: 10/5/2013
A one-day conference at the Mackintosh School of Architecture on Friday 10 May 2013 Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ

Organised by Miles Glendinning (University of Edinburgh) and Florian Urban (Mackintosh School of Architecture), in partnership with the Mackintosh School of Architecture and DOCOMOMO-International, and with support from the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS) and the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies (University of Edinburgh), the conference will examine the re-emergence of the tenement as an urban building form.

The tenement has been ‘reinvented’ all over Europe since the 1970s. The conference will focus on the renaissance of this widespread and, until recently, very controversial housing type, which for the purpose of this conference will be defined as dense flatted residences on a street block plan. Tenements are particularly prominent in Scottish cities and have been a symbolic battleground in the long-running confrontation of ‘history’ and ‘modernity’ in the built environment. There, and in many other European countries, nineteenth-century tenements inspired a variety of new buildings that adapted features such as perimeter block plans, variations of small-scale design, multifunctional spaces, and regional aesthetics to contemporary uses and preferences – in the process synthesising elements of ‘tradition’ and ‘modernity.’ While the New Tenement is now widely accepted as a desirable dwelling-type, the new visions of the city and its inhabitants are subject of ongoing debates. This includes questions of difference and local identity as well as ideas about self-responsibility, civic engagement, and bourgeois values as opposed to the state paternalism and equal living conditions that had been inherent in the ‘high modernist’ formulae of the 1950s and 1960s. Against this background, the conference will contextualize the international ‘tenement renaissance’ since the 1970s and its continuation today.
 
Other contacts
Ruxandra Stoica (University of Edinburgh) & Ambrose Gillick (Mackintosh School of Architecture)

More info: Tenement
Clorindo Testa 1923-2013
DATE: 11/4/2013
The prestigious architect Clorindo Testa, renowned for works such as the National Library, the Bank of London and the Recoleta Cultural Center, died on April 11 in Buenos Aires, at age 89.
During his long and successful career he was awarded the National Award for Painting Central Bank and Platinum Konex, among others. It was Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Buenos Aires and Citizen of Buenos Aires and was part of the National Academy of Fine Arts since 1976.

More info: Wikipedia
ISC/T Conference
Re-Learning Modernism for the 21st Century
DATE: 13/9/2013
Developing on Wroclaw’s unique Modern heritage, the conference will create a platform to share ideas and showcase best practices that make the modern movement relevant in today’s world. We are looking for examples of activities from around the world that demonstrate how modernist architecture takes on new meaning through education, public diplomacy and dialogue, private initiatives and business ventures as well as conservation and urban renewal projects. 
In proposing „Re-learning Modernism for the 21st Century” we are building on the unique modernist heritage of Central Europe with special focus on the vibrant Polish city of Wroclaw. As early as 1900, in this once-German metropolis of Breslau, the Academy of Arts, under the leadership of Hans Poelzig, launched a pioneering educational program where tailored programs and workshops produced novel solutions for real-world projects in rapidly changing urban context around them. The well-grounded, highly practical education program used Breslau as an urban laboratory, which meant that faculty and students understood key issues and problems of the city and region, and took active part in discussions and searches for viable, innovative solutions. It is also earned the city the label of having produced the “Bauhaus before Bauhaus”.
The conference will be a focal point in the 100th anniversary celebrations of the creation of Max Berg’s Centennial Hall and Exhibition Grounds, Wroclaw’s most daring contribution to modernist discourse. Opened in May 1913, Centennial Hall remains dynamic, multifunctional meeting place serving Wroclaw and the region. Added in 2006 to UNESCO’s register of World Heritage Sites, Centennial Hall is undergoing a rousing revitalization effort – to be completed prior to 2013 – that is infusing this iconic modernist landmark with new significance and vibrancy for the 21st century.
Le Corbusier and Greece
Panayotis Tournikiotis at the IST Lisbon
DATE: 12/7/2013
Panayotis Tournikiotis was invited by Prof. Ana Tostoes, Chair of Docomomo International, to the Instituto Superior Tecnico to present a lecture on the relationship between Le Corbuiser and Greece.

More info: IST
Docomomo Iran: 1 year
7 New Chapters were approved 1 year ago in Espoo
DATE: 9/8/2013
Docomomo Iran, together with 7 other working parties was approved as a Docomomo Chapter exactly 1 year ago in Espoo, at the 12th International Docomomo Conference.
Docomomo International has been in contact with the new groups and Docomomo Iran has recently announced the establishment of Docomomo_Iran in some magazines and journals.

Following you can find a pdf file of one of them which belongs to the school of architecture (in Persian language). It is published in both printed and pdf version.The main activities of the chapter will start after the approval of an internal constitution.

Docomomo iran also established the website: www.docomomo.ir.
The contact email is: info@docomomo.ir.
 
Docomomo Iran has received emails from some interested students and professionals recently and Docomomo International wishes to express its maximum support to all chapters and their work.

More info: Iran 
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