10 . 05 . 2014

docomomo International updates the Eindhoven Statement

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During the most recent International Conference in Seoul, South Korea, the International updated the Eindhoven Statment for the first time since the organization was founded in 1990.  The new name of the Statement is the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement and it is included below:

  1. Bring the significance of the architecture of the Modern Movement to the attention of the public, the authorities, the professionals and the educational community.
  2. Identify and promote the surveying of the works of the Modern Movement.
  3. Promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement.
  4. Oppose destruction and disfigurement of significant works.
  5. Foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and adaptive (re)use.
  6. Attract funding for documentation conservation and (re)use
  7. Explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement.

The changes to the statement are highlighted in bold text above and focus on sustainability and adaptive reuse of modern building.

The statement is also available here.