MoMo at Risk – Heritage


  • Damaged architectural archives at UFRGS

    Damaged architectural archives at UFRGS

    Floods have damaged the architectural archives at the Faculty of Architecture, UFRGS, Brazil Docomomo International would like to convey the following information from Docomomo Brazil: the project archive damaged by the flood belongs to the Research and Graduate Program in Architecture (PROPAR) at the Faculty of Architecture, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).……

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  • Heritage in Danger: Hashima City Office Building by Junzo Sakakura

    Heritage in Danger: Hashima City Office Building by Junzo Sakakura

    Heritage in Danger: Hashima City Office Building by Junzo Sakakura Docomomo International has been made aware through Docomomo Japan of the intensified demolition threats to the Hashima City Office Building by Junzo Sakakura.  The Hashima City Office Building is located a 5-minute walk from Junzo Sakakura’s birthplace, was completed in 1959 and received the prestigious……

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  • Heritage in Danger: Belgrade Fair

    Heritage in Danger: Belgrade Fair

    Heritage in Danger: Belgrade Fair Docomomo International has been made aware through Docomomo Serbia of the intensified demolition threats to the pavilions of the Belgrade Fair.  Docomomo Serbia, along with two other professional associations in the field of cultural heritage protection—the Association of Conservators of Serbia and Europa Nostra Serbia—has issued a press release, calling for……

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  • Heritage in Danger: Le Corbusier’s Sanskar Kendra Museum of the City of Ahmedabad, 1955

    Heritage in Danger: Le Corbusier’s Sanskar Kendra Museum of the City of Ahmedabad, 1955

    Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to an urgent matter at Le Corbusier’s Sanskar Kendra Museum of the City of Ahmedabad, 1955. William J. R. Curtis makes a plea for renovation and retention of a major Le Corbusier work. Read the full article here. To sign the petition click here. Image: The museum in……

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  • Heritage in Danger: The new check-in hall of the Main Railway Station in Prague

    Heritage in Danger: The new check-in hall of the Main Railway Station in Prague

    New check-in hall of the Main Railway Station in Prague (Prague, Czech Republic) Docomomo International has been made aware through Docomomo Czech Republic of a Heritage in Danger, namely the future state of the new check-in hall of the Main Railway Station in Prague.  “The new check-in hall of the Main Railway Station in Prague……

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  • Statement on Cultural Heritage Losses in Sudan by SAH

    Statement on Cultural Heritage Losses in Sudan by SAH

    Statement on Cultural Heritage Losses in Sudan by SAH Docomomo International has been made aware through Docomomo Sudan of the statement issued by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) regarding the cultural heritage losses in Sudan. The statement can be accessed through this link. The Sudanese Kuwaiti Center building, depicted above, has also suffered destruction. Photo courtesy……

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  • Urgent action required: Ontario Place (Toronto, Canada)

    Urgent action required: Ontario Place (Toronto, Canada)

    Urgent action required: Ontario Place (Toronto, Canada) Docomomo International would like to share a message from Ontario Place for All, a grassroots organization advocating to protect Ontario Place, one of Toronto’s key heritage sites, from privatization and immediate threats of demolition.  The 155-hectare public waterfront site was designed by architect Eberhard Zeidler, landscape architect Michael Hough,……

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  • Heritage in Danger: Notre-Dame de Beauraing

    Heritage in Danger: Notre-Dame de Beauraing

    Heritage in Danger: Notre-Dame de Beauraing sanctuary Docomomo International has been made aware through Docomomo Belgium of a Heritage in Danger, namely the future state of the Notre-Dame de Beauraing sanctuary in Belgium. This Catholic sanctuary represents a major work of one of the most important and representative Belgian late modern architects, Roger Bastin (1913-1986).……

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  • Rekenkamer (Court of Audit building) in the Hague

    Rekenkamer (Court of Audit building) in the Hague

    Open Letter – Rekenkamer (Court of Audit building) in The Hague Following Docomomo Netherlands, Docomomo International would like to draw to your attention the matter of the the Rekenkamer (Court of Audit building) in the Hague by Aldo and Hannie van Eyck, one of the most important Dutch architects of the last century. Various specialists……

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  • MoMo at Risk: Düsseldorf Opera

    MoMo at Risk: Düsseldorf Opera

    Heritage at Risk: Düsseldorf Opera House The monumental Düsseldorf Opera House is under threat of demolition under the city plan to replace it with a larger building – “a future architectural and cultural lighthouse project”. This project does not take into account the preservation of the existing Opera House. Originally built as a municipal theater……

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  • MoMo at Risk: Kortrijk Railway Station

    MoMo at Risk: Kortrijk Railway Station

    Heritage at Risk: Kortrijk railway station, Belgium Docomomo International shares Docomomo Belgium’s stance on supporting the maintenance of the Kortrijk railway station, which is included in the European list of the seven most endangered heritage sites, The 7 Most Endangered. Despite this status, the local government and the Belgian railway company are planning to demolish……

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  • MoMo at Risk: Robot Bank, Bangkok

    MoMo at Risk: Robot Bank, Bangkok

    Heritage in Danger: The Robot Bank building in Bangkok, Thailand Docomomo Thai is raising alarm on the iconic Robot Bank building in Bangkok, Thailand. Widely regarded as one of most important Postmodern Architecture in Thailand, this building is now under renovation, with its original appearance and characteristics severely under threat. You can read the full……

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  • MoMo at Risk: Guatemala Civic Center complex

    MoMo at Risk: Guatemala Civic Center complex

    MoMo at Risk: The Guatemala Civic Center complex, Miguel Angel Asturias Cultural Center Please find below the letter from Docomomo International regarding the possible alterations of the Guatemala Civic Center complex.

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  • MoMo at Risk: Ocean Terminal Precinct, SA

    MoMo at Risk: Ocean Terminal Precinct, SA

    Heritage at Risk: Ocean Terminal Precinct, Point Precinct, Durban, South Africa Docomomo International was made aware that the landmark Ocean Terminal Complex in Point Precinct, South Africa is under threat for demolition. We present the letter from the co-chair of Docomomo South Africa, Sandra van der Merwe below: A demolition permit has been granted for……

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  • MoMo at Risk: Portuguese Pavement

    MoMo at Risk: Portuguese Pavement

    MoMo at Risk: Artisanal Modernist Portuguese Pavement in Horta, Azores The modernist paved sidewalk along the bay of the City of Horta, Azores islands, Portugal, made with the unique artisanal Calçada Portuguesa method in the 1950’s, is under threat of destruction due to the ongoing municipal rehabilitation works. This traditional artisanal pavement, which follows a……

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  • MoMo at Risk: Boerentoren in Antwerp

    MoMo at Risk: Boerentoren in Antwerp

    Monument at Risk – The Historic Boerentoren in Antwerp Docomomo International would like to share the letter from Docomomo Belgium, who as a national working party took initiative to compile a letter regarding the possible transformation of the historic Boerentoren building in Antwerp, Belgium. The letter can be viewed in full below: Docomomo Belgium announces:……

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  • Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar

    Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar

    Heritage in Danger: The Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar The Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) by Bogdan Bogdanović is on the list of 11 most endangered monuments and heritage sites in Europe for 2023, announced by Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute. This 300m long paved ceremonial pathway is one……

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  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) Old Campus in danger

    Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) Old Campus in Danger ICOMOS is again issuing a worldwide Heritage Alert, the most consequential expressional of concern, to amplify awareness of the threat to the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) Old Campus and draw urgent attention to the eminent risk of loss of the internationally significant buildings that make up……

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  • MoMo at Risk: Goiás Jockey Club in Goiânia

    MoMo at Risk: Goiás Jockey Club in Goiânia

    Goiás Jockey Club. Endangered heritage in Brazil DOCOMOMO International was made aware once again of the endangered Goiás Jockey Club in Goiânia, Brazil. Read the full article by Eline Caixeta, Christine Mahler, Lucas Jordano, and Hugo Segawa below. Learn more on Goiás Jockey Club and its architect, Paulo Mendes da Rocha (1928-2021) in this article……

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  • Heritage International Protection in Wartime

    Heritage International Protection in Wartime

    Modernist Heritage International Protection in Wartime:the Case of Ukraine DOCOMOMO International is pleased share the invitation to a hybrid conference Heritage International Protection in Wartime:the Case of Ukraine to be held on June 23rd, 17:30 – 19:00 at Sciences Po Paris (Paris School of International Affairs), with the collaboration of UNESCO, and devoted to Heritage……

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