Monday, March 10, 2008

The Cause of the Modern Movement today

DOCOMOMO International
Docomomo International (sometimes written as DoCoMoMo) is a non-profit organisation whose full title is International Working Party for Document and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement.
Its foundation was inspired by the work of ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, established in 1965. The work of Icomos was concerned with the protection and conservation of historical buildings and sites, whereas Docomomo was founded to take up the challenge of the protection and conservation of Modern Architecture and the promotion of Urbanism.
Docomomo International was founded in Eindhoven in 1988 by Dutch architects Hubert-Jan Henket, and Wessel de Jonge. Hubert-Jan Henket chaired Docomomo International with Wessel de Jonge as the secretary until September 2002 when the International Secretariat relocated to Paris, and is presently hosted by the Institut français d'architecture at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine.
Docomomo holds seminars on both thematic and technical issues. Docomomo ISC/T seminars have covered the following themes: The restoration of reinforced concrete structures, curtain-wall facades, windows and glass, wood and the modern movement, colours in modern architecture and stone in modern buildings.
Seminars are often held in key modernist buildings, as for instance at Alvar Aalto’s Vyborg Library (2003 seminar).
Many countries have national DoCoMoMo working parties, as either part of academic establishments or architecture federations

DOCOMOMO International in Paris

About 20 monuments of the Modern architecture and town plannig in Bulgaria have been classified in the DOCOMOMO Registers

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