Call for Papers Results: 15th International Docomomo Conference – Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change 20-28 August 2018,

Call for Papers Results: 15th International Docomomo Conference – Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change

20-28 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Docomomo International is pleased to announce the results of the Call for Papers for the 15th International Docomomo Conference – Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change, that will take place between 20th and 28th August 2018, at Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Docomomo International had an excellent response to the Call for Papers. About 300 proposals were received, making the selection exceptionally competitive. The Scientific Committee selected the abstracts on the basis of their quality and their relevance to the main issues of Docomomo and to the conference theme and sub-themes. The final selection was made through a multi-stage evaluation process, in order to guarantee a broad scope, from a thematic, geographical and chronological standpoint.


01 City Growth: Change, Transformation
Session Chair: Horatio Torrent 

Recreating the Public Through Transformation
(Ronnen Ben-Arie & Fatina Abreek-Zubieadt, Israel)

The life of modern architecture in Kosovo
(Flaka Xërxa Beqiri & Vlora Navakazi, Kosovo)

Change Management in Conservation of Modern Architectural Heritage; Case Study: Honarmandan Forum in Tehran (Somayeh Fadaei Nezhad Bahramjerdi & Hadi Naderi, Iran)

The Brazilian Amazon and its modernities: modern architecture facing regional identities
(Hugo Segawa, Marcos Cereto & Marianna Cardoso, Brazil)

02 Tactical Urbanism
Session Chair: Eui-Sung Yi

Metamorphoses of Cultural Memory and the Opportunity to Safeguard the Modern Movement Heritage in Bulgaria
(Ljubinka Stoilova, Bulgaria)

Carbonia Project: The reinvention of the urban landscape
(Paolo Sanjust & Antonello Sanna, Italy)

Modern heritage and the challenges of urban conservation: between singular buildings and a metamorphosis of urban fabric.
(Horacio Torrent, Chile)

Dirty Realism reloaded: How can reality of a contemporary city rooted in (post-war) modernist city planning resist against a speculative appropriation nowadays?
(Elena Markus, Germany)

03 European Housing Strategies
Session Chair: Miles Glendinning

Modern neighbourhoods in Ljubljana – the splendour and misery of their existence and development
(Kaja Lipnik Vehovar, Slovenia)

Portuguese state-subsidized multifamily housing projects. Emergent modernity during the 20th century
(Gisela Lameira & Luciana Rocha, Portugal)

Up-to-date Interventions and Changing Identity: Housing Estate Imanta in Riga
(Sandra Treija, UÄ£is Bratuškins & Alisa Koroļova, Latvia)

Effects of Security-based Contemporary Urban Development on European Modern Mass Housing Landscape
(Melinda Benkő, Hungary)

04 Housing in Transformation
Session Chair: Ana Tostões

(Un-)Sustainability of the concrete mega-blocks in New Belgrade: Potentials of prefabricated Modern structures for transformation
(Anica Dragutinovic, Uta Pottgiesser & Els De Vos, Belgium)

The multiple lives of the “Unité d’Habitation” (1945-1967-2017). Repetition of their iconic value and differences in the construction systems, from their development to their case histories.
(Franz Graf, Switzerland)

What is the legacy of the architectures of change?
(Richard Klein, France)

The Afterlives of Social Housing: The Adaptive Reuse of Three Modernist Estates
(Cecilia Chu, Hong Kong)

05 Habitat; between Local & Global
Session Chair: Zara Ferreira

The modern Habitat in Algiers, between individual and collective. Changing social models and morphological-typological models.
(Carlo Atzeni & Silvia Mocci, Italy)

The Heritage of the Modern Movement in Israel: Expression and Exclusion of Identities in Neighborhoods and Mass-Housing Projects
(Inbal Ben Asher Gitler, Israel)

The Formative Years of Suzana and Dimitris Antonakakis: A Transcultural Genealogy of Critical Regionalism
(Stylianos Giamarelos, United Kingdom)

Modernism and agrarian utopia: the Iberian experience
(Maria Helena Maia, Portugal)

06 Doubts on Authenticity
Session Chair: Henrieta Moravcikova

Metamorphosis and ambiguities: some remarks on modern heritage preservation
(Ana Carolina Pellegrini  & Ruth Zein, Brazil)

Metamorphosis as ordinary process of change. Identity, Authenticity and Surviving Materials in the case study of Giuseppe Terragni’s Novocomum.
(Carolina Di Biase, Alessia Facchi, Anna Greppi &Camilla Casonato, Italy)

Modern Heritage or not. A legacy Post-war Restorations and Modern Movement
(Miia Perkkiö, Finland)

Preserving by Using. MUDE museum as a case study
(Bárbara Coutinho, Portugal)

07 Authenticity and Reuse
Session Chair: Louise Noelle

Patterns of Conversion in Obsolete Cinema Theatres
(Joana Gouveia Alves, Portugal)

The Legacies of the Agricultural Production Cooperatives (LPGs) from the former German Democratic Republic. Surviving as Monuments without a Function?
(Vittoria Capresi, Germany)

The Flaminio Stadium in Rome by P.L. and A. Nervi. 1959-2018: from the design project to the conservation plan
(Ugo Carughi, Italy)

How to live modernity today? The case of 2 houses from the 30’s
(Catarina Andrade, Portugal)

08 Visions for Living
Session Chair: Eui-Sung Yi

From Icon to the Ordinary and Back? Questions for the forthcoming restoration of Adolf Rading’s Turmhaus in Wroclaw’s WUWA estate of 1929
(Jadwiga Urbanik & Grazyna Hryncewicz-Lamber, Poland)

Midcentury Modern Domestic Architecture: A Continuum of Livability
(Kevin Yoder, Omar Zaater & Amanda Weko, United States)

Kaneji Domoto: Versioning Japanese-American Modernism
(Lynnette Widder, United States)

Telluric Landscape: Lina Bo Bardi and suburbia
(Claudia Costa Cabral, Brazil)

09 Shifting Identities
Session Chair: Nataša Koselj

The Cathedral of Freedom: Shifting Political Identities of an Unbuilt Architectural Project
(Miloš Kosec, United Kingdom)

Conservation of modern architecture in Portugal. The lesson of Álvaro Siza
(Teresa Cunha Ferreira, Portugal)

Tangible metamorphosis, intangible changes. The War Memorial dedicated to the victims of the Nazi concentration camps in the Monumental Cemetery in Milan
(Giulia Favaretto, Italy)

Identity and change in the reuse of Masieri Memorial by Carlo Scarpa in Venice
(Sara Di Resta & Roberta Bartolone, Italy)

10 Reinventing Public Institutions
Session Chair: Claes Caldenby

Livio Vacchini´s Saleggi Primary School in Locarno. Conservation and Regulatory Compliance of 1970s Interiors.
(Roberta Grignolo, Switzerland)

Renovation of Modern Secondary School Buildings: Two Cases Studies in the City of Lisbon
(Maria Bacharel, Ana Fernandes, Patrícia Lourenço & Alexandra Alegre, Portugal)

Vancouver Experiment:  Reinventing a Modern University Campus
(Susan Ross, Canada)

Modern healthcare buildings in Portugal. From anamnesis to institutional and public awareness
(Daniela Arnaut, Portugal)

11 Downtown Reloaded
Session Chair: Ruth Verde Zein

The SESC Project. Going Modern as a Contemporary Urban Strategy
(Carlos Eduardo Comas & Marta Peixoto, Brazil)

Radical Cocktail: Miami’s Bacardi Imports Tower
(Allan Shulman, United States)

The Insertion of Modern Buildings in the Historical Center of Recife, Brazil, 1953-1972
(Fernando Diniz Moreira & Patrícia Ataíde, Brazil)

Metamorphosis of the modern city. Mapping the development of Nova Gorica
(Alenka Di Battista, Slovenia)

12 Updating materials and technology
Session Chair: Uta Pottgiesser

White, everything white? Josef Franks Beer House (1930) in Vienna and its materiality.
(Ivo Hammer, Austria)

Restoring Jean Prouvé. The “Buvette” at Evian and other technical objects
(Giulia Marino, Switzerland)

Salk Institute for Biological Studies – Teak Window Wall Conservation Project
(Kyle Normandin & Sara Lardinois, United States)

Yamanashi Communication Center as Modern Living Heritage from Metabolistic to Composite Conservation
(Kenji Watanabe, Japan)

13 Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact
Session Chair: Franz Graf

The need for the continued change of historic places in times of climate change – Strategic analysis of the risks for and vulnerabilities of historic places of the long mid-20th century in Scotland due to climate change impacts
(Carsten Hermann, United Kingdom)

New ways in retrofitting post war Dutch tenement apartment blocks: Heritage, Zero-carbon and Users Preferences
(Leo Oorschot, The Netherlands)

Energy conservation vs. heritage conservation:  Evaluating thermal rehabilitation scenarios on the case study of Terrassenhaussiedlung Graz
(Alexander Eberl, Austria)

Tales from a Modernist Gallery: incorporating dwelling experience in the 1956 Porto Housing Programme.
(Paulo Providencia, Portugal)

14 The Impact of Mobility
Session Chair: Andrea Canziani

Architecture in the Service of Socialist Motoring
(Petr Vorlik, Czech Republic)

The Beautiful Everyday Journey
(Roberta Marcaccio, United Kingdom)

The adaptive reuse of obsolete inner-city car parking structures for urban farming and local food production: 3 UK case studies
(Monika Szopinska-mularz & Steffen Lehmann, United Kingdom)

The challenge of scale and new city planning tools for the study of small urban interventions on left-over spaces and their impact on the city’s network: The case study of Municipal Beirut and its non-constructible parcels.
(David Aouad, Lebanon)

15 Modernity and Political Upheaval
Session Chair: Yoshiyuki Yamana

Permanent recreation – The former spa sanatoriums transformation into permanent shelter of internally displaced persons in the Republic of Georgia
(Martin Zaiček, Andrea Kalinová, Nano Zazanashvili & Michal Sládek, Slovakia & Georgia)

The memory as a resource to transform heritage: The case of Villa San Luis, Santiago, Chile.
(Andrés Morales, Adriana Salas & Constanza Mora, Chile)

Aiton Court – Modernism as a Home for Social Change
(Brendan Hart, South Africa)

Challenging disregard – the case of Telecommunication Center in Skopje
(Ana Ivanovska Deskova, Jovan Ivanovski & Vladimir Deskov, Macedonia)

16 Educating for Preservation and Reuse
Session Chair: Wessel de Jonge

How modern was Jože Plečnik and what can we learn from him today? His famous buildings in Vienna then and now.
(Wolfgang H. Salcher, Austria)

Contributions of academic Workshops to the discussion of Re-use of Modernist Buildings
(Michael Melenhorst & Francisco Teixeira Bastos, Germany & Portugal)

Learning to Reuse Modernity: emerging challenges and didactic experiences
(Gonçalo Canto Moniz, Andrea Canziani & Carolina Quiroga, Portugal, Italy & Argentina)

Challenging The  Modern Movement  Heritage in  Africa
(Ola Uduku & Ilze Wolff, United Kingdom & South Africa)

Dissolving “Urban Time Bubbles”: Integrating Modern Military Heritage within the Contemporary City
(Iris Kashman, Oren Ben Avraham & Oryan Shachar, Israel)

17 Identity and Nation-building
Session Chair: Bárbara Coutinho

Concrete Garden City: trans(planting) a nation, 1950s-present
(Eunice Seng, Hong Kong)

The Clash of Nationalisms: Making of Bulgarian Post-Socialist Identity on the Modern Heritage Battlefield
(Aneta Vasileva & Emilia Kaleva, Bulgaria)

Modernist architecture in Gdynia as a factor of social unity and integration
(Marek Stępa, Poland)

Survival of Modernist Identity during Early Socialism in Hungary
(Dániel Laczó, Hungary)

18 About Team 10 – Continuity and Change
Session Chair: Hubert-Jan Henket

Re-thinking the Architecture of Appropriate Human Habitat: The Example of Shushtar-e Nou, Iran (1975-85)
(Mohamad Sedighi, The Netherlands)

Myth and Metamorphosis: Aldo van Eyck’s Orphanage (1960) in Amsterdam Restored
(Wessel de Jonge, The Netherlands)

The Economist Plaza. How to restore a modernist icon to create sustainable contemporary office and public space?
(Deborah Saunt, United Kingdom)

19 Special Session

– Publishing Identity: The Modern Australia book project
(Hannah Lewis, Australia)

– Developing an Historic Thematic Framework as a Catalyst for Conserving and Managing Twentieth Century Heritage Sites and Places
(Sheridan Burke & Chandler McCoy, Australia)

– Launching of Books



Urban Transformations and the shifting in Production modes. Al-Naameh Flourmill, Nablus city.
(Shaden Awad, State of Palestine)

Abu Dhabi´s modernist heritage; The urban scale perspective
(Apostolos Kyriazis, United Arab States)

Building the urban landscape of Lisbon and Luanda
(Maria Pommrenke, Portugal & Germany)

Modern Period Urban Heritage Sites as Fragmented Contexts: The Case of Adana, Turkey
(Tuğba Sağıroğlu, Turkey)

A pursue for the destiny of the Arcade in the twentieth century: the cases of two modernist galleries in Brussels.
(Tine Poot, Els De Vos & Maarten Van Acker,Belgium)

Dubai and John Harris, Modern Inceptions to Transform a Village to a Global City
(Tiziano Aglieri Rinella & Rubén Garcia Rubio, Italy & United Arab States)

Brasilia´s Banking Sector as Incomplete Construction, 1958
(Helena Bender, Brazil & Switzerland)

Unintentional continuity – development parallels of early modern urban planning (cases Bratislava, SK and Novi Sad, RS)
(Laura Pastoreková, Éva Lovra & Henrieta  Moravčíková, Slovakia)

“Das rote Wien” and “Das neue Frankfurt”. Sustainable housing policies for the contemporary cities
(Alessandro Porotto, Switzerland)

New approaches to expanding Niemeyer`s CTA design
(Marcos Carrilho, Brazil)

The Change in the Tangible and the Intangible Heritage of Eskisehir Sugar Factory
(Figen Kivilcim Corakbas, Turkey)

Before the Bilbao Effect: A Case Study of Hans Hollein’s Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach
(Eva Branscome, United Kingdom)


Continuity through change: the renovation of the Maison des Sciences de l´Homme building (54 bd Raspail, Paris 6e)
(Vanessa Fernandes & Catherine Blain, France)

From eyesore to Modernist icon: the urban and socio-technical value of Seidler’s Shell House
(Cristina Garduno Freeman, Giorgio Marfella & Gareth Wilson, Australia)

Assessing Authenticity: Valuing Use, Setting and Materiality
(Catherine Croft, United Kingdom)

Keeping Modernism Alive in Australia: Harry Seidler´s restoration and renovation of his 1950´s houses. An approach to the conservation of Modernism  accepting change in the 21st century.
(Mariana Martin, Australia)

Concrete Industrial Architecture in Italy 1950-1980: documentation of a changing Modern Heritage.
(Maria Vittoria Santi & Anna Frangipane, Italy)

Educational megastructure for the University of Brasília
(Klaus Alberto, Brazil)

Preservation challenges of Lelé’s rationalized architecture in Brazil (Adalberto Vilela, Switzerland)
Mutatis mutandis:  American Architecture in Caracas from 1925 to today
(Hannia Gomez, Venezuela)

Post-industry investigation of Xi´an abandoned industrial factory
(Chao Wu & Kecheng Liu, China)

Metamorphosis of the Hradecky Bridge
(Laura Slivnik, Slovenia)

Maracanã Stadium: Restoration, conservation works or the elimination of the Genius Loci
(Sandra Branco Soares, Brazil)

Project Ferantov vrt: Students’ Contribution in the Preservation Process of Modern Heritage
(Sonja Ifko, Slovenia)

Renovation of small scale raw housing compounds: individual or collective decisions
(Claudia Rueda Velázquez, Mexico)

Metamorphosis of Ruins
(Francesca Coppolino, Italy)


Sustaining the social history and communal spirit through an architectural heritage adaptive reuse project – case study of revitalising the oldest modernist social housing “Mei Ho House” in Hong Kong
(Waiyu Yau, Hong Kong)

(The Modern Master and Modernization) in India. Corbusier’s unbuilt Villa Chimanbhai, Ahmedabad
(Pallavi Swaranjali, Canada)

Modern residential Architecture in Aleppo City. Transformations and Potentials for the Reconstruction of Old-Aleppo.
(Christine Kousa, Uta Pottgiesser & Els De Vos, Germany & Belgium)

Building A ‘Modern House’ in Northern Lebanon: Two Siblings, Two Houses
(Roula Khoury Fayad, Lebanon)

Conservation of Identity for Modern Architecture in Thailand, case study: “SALA PHRA KIEW” Student Union Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
(Suphawadee Ratanamart, Girachat Chaijareon & Noppawan Ratanamart, Thailand)

Guatemalan civic center, modern heritage in danger
(Sonia Fuentes, Guatemala)

Masks and Mortar: Marcel Janco´s ´Primitive Modernism´ (Carrie Pavel, United States)
The Identity and the Cultural Heritage of Modern Industrial Sites in Urban Regeneration
(Helena Teräväinen, Finland)

Inheriting modernist rural landscapes: the agricultural colonies in Portugal
(Marta Prista, Portugal)

The Hotel as Resort in The Canary Islands: Creating a Vernacular City on the Insular Landscape. Heritage Distortion, Aesthetical Fiction of Atlanticity or Tourist Attraction?
(David Martín López, Spain)


Beyond the growth paradigm. The future of transportation’s vertical segregation ruins
(Peter Szalay, Slovakia)