Eleven buildings have been announced as winners of Docomomo US' 2015 Modernism in America Awards (#ModernismAwards), of which includes the Frederick Dunn-designed Lewis and Clark Branch Library that is currently scheduled to be demolished. Each awarded project is "emblematic of the work going on all over the country and represent buildings and building typologies of postwar society in the United States." It is hoped that these awards will shed light on the importance of preserving modern architecture. Take a look at the winners, after the break.
Awards of Excellence
Palm Springs Art Museum (California)
Olan G. & Aida T. Hafley House (California)
Survey of Modern Architecture in New Haven (Connecticut)
Save the Dome: Public Education Effort for the Harris County Domed Stadium (the Astrodome) (Houston)
Citations of Merit
Cummins Irwin Conference Center & Office Building (Indiana) / Eero Saarinen
Opa – Locka Airport Hangar 102 (Florida)
National Gallery of Art East Building Exterior Stone Repair (Washington D.C.)
McGregor Reflecting Pool (Michigan)
Lewis and Clark Branch Library (Missouri) / Frederick Dunn
"The Modernism in America Awards is the only national program that celebrates the people and projects working to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our modern heritage sensitively and productively. The program seeks to advance those preservation efforts; to increase appreciation for the period and to raise awareness of the on-going threats against modern architecture and design," says Docomomo US.
"The awards acknowledge the substantial contribution preservation in general and the postwar heritage in particular makes to the economic and cultural life of our cities and towns and their respective communities. The awards also set a standard as to what can be accomplished with the productive preservation of these projects."
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