14 Modern Buildings Receive Conservation Grants from the Getty Foundation

The Getty Foundation has selected 14 modernist buildings from across the globe to receive grants under its Keeping It Modern initiative, which seeks to help conserve 20th century architecture by putting a focus on conservation planning and research.

“The use of concrete, while visually striking and radical for its time, has created a unique set of challenges for conserving some of the world’s most important modernist structures. Our new grants offer an excellent opportunity to advance research and conservation practices for this material. The accumulated knowledge that will result from the projects will be of tremendous benefit to the field," states the Getty Foundation. 

View all 14 projects, after the break.

Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning Center; Sao Paulo, Brazil / João Batista Vilanova Artigas and Carlos Cascaldi

Southwest corner of main façade. Image © Nelson Kon

Einstein Tower; Potsdam, Germany / Erich Mendelsohn

The Solar Observatory Einstein Tower on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam. Image © R. Arlt / Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)

Hill House; Helensburgh, Scotland / Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Hill House front entrance. Image © The National Trust for Scotland

Gandhi Bhawan; Chandigarh, India / Pierre Jeanneret

Dramatic form and setting of Gandhi Bhawan by Piere Jeannerret. Image © Vanicka Arora, Associate Architect, DRONAH

Saint John’s Abbey and University Church; Collegeville, Minnesota / Marcel Breuer

North view of the Abbey and University Church. Image © Fr. Geoffrey Fecht, OSB

Arthur Neiva Pavilion; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Jorge Ferreira

Arthur Neiva Pavilion - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Image © Barbara Cortizo de Aguiar

Gropius House; Lincoln, Massachusetts / Walter Gropius

Exterior of Historic New England#s Gropius House in Lincoln, Mass. Image Courtesy of Historic New England

Rietveld Schröder House; Utrecht, The Netherlands / Gerrit Rietveld

Rietveld Schröder House, Gerrit Th. Rietveld, 1924. The Rietveld Schröder House is part of the collection of the Centraal Museum. Image © Ernst Morritz

Het Schip; Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Michel de Klerk

The famous tower of Het Schip. Image © Amsterdamse School Museum Het Schip/Alice Roegholt

Strutt House; National Capital Area, Canada / James Strutt

The Strutt House on approach (JWS Collection). Image © Fondation STRUTT Foundation Archives

Arts Building and Cloister; New Hope, Pennsylvania / George Nakashima

Interior view: cantilevered stairs and mezzanine. Image © César Bargues Ballester

Unity Temple; Oak Park, Illinois / Frank Lloyd Wright

Unity Temple's west façade with stylized concrete piers. Image Courtesy of The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

“Collegi” buildings; Urbino, Italy / Giancarlo De Carlo

Looking towards the Vela. The skylight illuminate the internal street. Image © Giorgio Casali, Milano

Jewett Arts Center; Wellesley, Massachusetts / Paul Rudolph

The Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Image © Wellesley College Communications and Public Affairs

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "14 Modern Buildings Receive Conservation Grants from the Getty Foundation" 26 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769168/14-modern-buildings-receive-conservation-grants-from-the-getty-foundation> ISSN 0719-8884

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