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In the Media | February 02, 2018 | Christchurch City Council

Panels tell story of oldest government buildings

The Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings were badly damaged in the earthquakes but newly installed information panels will help people understand their enduring significance.

In the Media | December 05, 2017 | El Diario Montanés

Stuart Weitzman volvió a visitar La Garma

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. 

In the Media | August 30, 2017 |

An Architectural Rescue Gone Wrong

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.

In the Media | January 09, 2017 | Mainichi Newspaper

Asbestos: A Hidden Hazard in Monuments (Japanese publication)

(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.

In the Media | December 23, 2016 | A Daily Dose of Architecture

Restoring Justus van Effen

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.

In the Media | November 14, 2016 | Mizzima

World Monuments Fund Helps Expose the Problems of Asbestos

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.