Le Corbusier serial site nomination for World Heritage Listing.



2014 ICOMOS/ Docomomo Lecture Series

Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 5.30 for 6.00pm.

Professor Yoshiyuki Yamana of Tokyo University of Science

Le Corbusier serial site nomination for World Heritage Listing.

The Architectural and Urban Works of Le Corbusier were proposed for World Heritage listing in 2008, and widely supported by architects and designers, but did the selected 22 properties nominated have what it takes to be World Heritage listed as a serial site?

The World Heritage Committee initially referred the nomination back for improved management and further assessment of its conceptual foundation. In 2011 a revised nomination was submitted of 19 properties, as the Architectural Work of Le Corbusier. The revised nomination was deferred by the Committee, and although commending the improvement of most management issues, the nominators were requested to better define the Outstanding Universal Value of the selected group as a serial nomination. The state party nominators have since been working on a second revised nomination, this time with just 16 sites in 6 countries.

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Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Heritage Conservation

Throughout Asia and the Pacific, cultural heritage sites are under threat. As heritage buildings and properties are largely in private ownership, the role of private individuals and institutions in protecting these vulnerable sites is paramount.

Awards detailed informations:

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Total Carpark from Russell Street, with Total house office above


Total House update

A planning application for Total House, 170-180 Russell street Melbourne has now been lodged with the Department of Transport Planning and Local Infrastructure. Comments are currently being taken, but action needs to be taken quickly.

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Foreign News

International architecture conference in Austin, Texas

April 9-13, 2014  |  |  #SAH2014

The Society of Architectural Historians will hold its 67th Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, a rapidly growing city with a diverse architectural and cultural heritage. The conference will include 35 paper sessions, Graduate Student Lightning Talks, tours of Austin's architecture and landscapes, and the SAH Austin Seminar, "Austin and the Place of Historic Architecture in Rapidly Growing Cities." The conference offers the opportunity to present new research, exchange ideas and network with people and organizations from across the globe, including architectural historians, art historians, architects, preservationists, landscape architects, urban planners, nonprofits, and civic leaders.