Chacarita underground pantheons (Argentina)
DOCOMOMO International supports the request to protect the buried Pantheons of the Chacarita Cemetery in Buenos Aires, one of the significant examples of the Modern Movement, and created by pioneer woman architect Itala Fulvia Villa (Contributors: Lelia Cornell, Raquel S. de Dias, Günter Ernst, Carlos Gabutti, Ludovico Koppman and Clorindo Testa).
Please find here the English translation of the petition to be sent to the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, General Directorate of Heritage, Museums and Historic Centre:
By means of the present note, we hereby request the protection of the asset Underground pantheons of the Chacharita Cemetery (1958), work of the architect Ítala Fulvia Villa, within the framework of the provisions of Law 1227 (2006), legal framework for the research, preservation, safeguarding, protection, restoration, promotion, enhancement and transmission to future generations of the Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
This work is one of the most significant examples of the architecture and landscaping of the Modern Movement, both locally and internationally. Likewise, its author, the pioneering woman architect Ítala Fulvia Villa (1913-1971), is one of the leading figures in the modern urban-architectural field and its integration into public works from the Directorate of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Municipality of Buenos Aires, where she developed this project in collaboration with Lelia Cornell, Raquel S. de Dias, Günter Ernst, Carlos Gabutti, Ludovico Koppman and Clorindo Testa.
Considering the relevance of the identified property and its author, from the networks NUESTRAS ARQUITECTAS and SoyArquitecta.net we extend this request which is supported by the undersigned individuals, collectives and institutions.
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