On 1 September 2021, Docomomo International announced the winners of the Docomomo Rehabilitation Award, which recognizes the best renovations of modern architectural works over the past 12 years.
We are very honoured that the Villa Tugendhat restoration project won the Open House category, along with the restoration of the Paris apartment and studio of the architect Le Corbusier. The expert jury selected from a total of 84 projects from all over the world.
Docomomo International is a non-profit organization dedicated to documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement.
In the last decades, the architectural heritage of the modern movement appeared more at risk than during any other period. This built inheritance glorifies the dynamic spirit of the Machine Age. At the end of the 1980s, many modern masterpieces had already been demolished or had changed beyond recognition. This was mainly due to the fact, that many were not considered to be elements of heritage, that their original functions have substantially changed and that their technological innovations have not always endured long-term stresses.