IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Global Construction Review on Getty ‘Preserving the Modern’

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features Global Construction Review on Getty funding and ‘Preserving the Modern.

image: GCR website


Global Construction Review writes:

The Getty Foundation awarded grants as part of its ‘Keeping It Modern’ initiative, aiming to preserve 20th Century architecture.

Some of the awards are listed below:

  • Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands (architect: Gerrit Rietveld)
  • Swimming Pools, Leça, Portugal (architect: Álvaro Siza, 1966): €100,000 will be spent on concrete repair and the development of a conservation management plan.
  • Kuwait Towers, Kuwait City, Kuwait (architect: Malene Bjørn, 1976)
  • Monasterio Benedictino de la Santísima Trinidad de las Condes, Santiago, Chile (architects: Brother Martín Correa and Gabriel Guarda OSB, 1964)
  • White Tower, Ekaterinburg, Russia (architect: Moisei Reisher, 1929-31
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium (Carlo Fumarola/CC BY-SA 3.0)
  • Tecton Buildings at Dudley Zoo and Castle, Dudley, West Midlands, United Kingdom (architects: Berthold Lubetkin and the Tecton Group, 1937)

SeePreserving the modern: 13 modernist buildings from Chile to Kuwait get Getty conservation grants

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