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American shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, who has been producing shoes in Spain since the 1970s, visited La Garma in September 2017.
Renowned shoe designer Stuart Weitzman visited the cave of La Garma in Cantabria, Spain in the fall of 2017. Through World Monuments Fund, Weitzman is championing a project to conserve and promote the unique heritage found in La Garma.
There was a brief moment when it looked like the vacant Government Center in Orange County, New York, was on its way to a thoughtful restoration—a rare win for advocates of preserving the often-unpopular icons of Brutalist architecture.
Built in 1971 in the village of Goshen, the striking complex is composed of three buildings with 87 roofs; it’s revered for its audacious design and recognized as one of architect Paul Rudolph’s very best public projects.
(Article published in Japanese; summary translated to English) World Monuments Fund embarked on an activity to enlighten local people in a developing country regarding the hazard of asbestos, a substance still widely used in developing countries. WMF utilizes the opportunity to repair historical monuments. It believes that with cultural assets as the subject matter, people’s understanding can be improved on the hazards of asbestos which will lead to a ban of its use.
The 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize was awarded to Molenaar & co. architecten, Hebly Theunissen architecten, and landscape architect Michael van Gessel for the rehabilitaiton of the Justus van Effen complex in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. John Hill writes about the award ceremony and project.
Despite the widespread presence of asbestos in its building inventory, Myanmar has no national regulations or standards regarding the removal of materials containing asbestos. Using our current project at the First Baptist Church in Mawlamyine as a case study, WMF organized a workshop to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos.
Conceived more than five decades ago by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to bring arts education to the world's underprivileged, Cuba's National Art Schools lie on the edge of Havana, a stunning but collapsing monument to the country's revolutionary beginnings.
Con la visita de la directora del Programa World Monuments Fund para Latinoamérica, España y Portugal, la arquitecta Norma Barbacci, a Santiago de Cuba el 31 de enero de 2016, se comenzó oficialmente el trabajo para la recuperación y salvaguarda de los 12 templos coloniales de la Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Cuba incluidos en la Watch List 2016.
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