Bauhaus Among 12 Modern Buildings to Receive Conservation Grants from the Getty Foundation


Bauhaus Dessau © Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Photograph: Yvonne Tenschert, 2011. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Bauhaus Dessau © Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Photograph: Yvonne Tenschert, 2011. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

The Getty Foundation has selected 12 significant 20th century buildings to receive 2017 grants as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative, which aims to advance the understanding and preservation of modern architecture through a focus on conservation planning and research. Since its founding in 2014, the program has supported the preservation of 45 projects from around the globe.

This year $1.66 million in grants were awarded to recognizable projects including the Walter Gropius-designed Bauhaus Building in Dessau; the Melnikov House in Moscow (the first Russian project to receive a grant); and Frank Lloyd Wright’s only skyscraper, Price Tower. 

See all 12 grantees below.

Coventry Cathedral; Coventry, England / Sir Basil Spence


Coventry Cathedral interior. Photo: David Iliff. CC-BY-SA, 3.0. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Coventry Cathedral interior. Photo: David Iliff. CC-BY-SA, 3.0. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Boston City Hall; Boston, Massachusetts / Kallmann, McKinnell, & Knowles


Boston - City Hall Plaza. Image credit: Naquib Hossain/Dotproduct Photography. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Boston – City Hall Plaza. Image credit: Naquib Hossain/Dotproduct Photography. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Sidi Harazem Thermal Bath Complex; Sidi Harazem, Morocco / Jean-François Zevaco


Station thermal, Sidi Harazem, 1960. Photo: François Lauginie. Image © Frac Centre-Val de Loire Collection. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Station thermal, Sidi Harazem, 1960. Photo: François Lauginie. Image © Frac Centre-Val de Loire Collection. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Yoyogi National Gymnasium; Tokyo, Japan / Kenzo Tange


Second gymnasium of Yoyogi stadium. Photo courtesy Japan Sport Council. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Second gymnasium of Yoyogi stadium. Photo courtesy Japan Sport Council. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Faculty of Architecture Building, Middle East Technical University; Ankara, Turkey / Altuğ and Behruz Çinici


Interior of the Faculty of Architecture Building with Gobektasi. Photo: D. Tuntas. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Interior of the Faculty of Architecture Building with Gobektasi. Photo: D. Tuntas. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP); São Paulo, Brazil / Lina Bo Bardi


View of MASP on Avenida Paulista, 2016. Photo: Eduardo Ortega. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

View of MASP on Avenida Paulista, 2016. Photo: Eduardo Ortega. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

St Peter’s Seminary; Glasgow, Scotland / Andy MacMillan and Isi Metzstein of Gillespie, Kidd & Coia


St. Peter’s College, Cardcross (exterior), 1958-1966. Image courtesy of The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

St. Peter’s College, Cardcross (exterior), 1958-1966. Image courtesy of The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Government Museum and Art GalleryChandigarh, India / Le Corbusier


Forecourt of the Government Museum and Art Gallery. Photo: SM Dhami. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Forecourt of the Government Museum and Art Gallery. Photo: SM Dhami. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Price Tower; Bartlesville, Oklahoma / Frank Lloyd Wright


Price Tower. Photo: Jessica Lamirand, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Price Tower. Photo: Jessica Lamirand, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Melnikov House; Moscow, Russia / Konstantin Melinkov


The Melnikov House. View from the courtyard. 2015. Photo © Pavel Kuznetsov. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

The Melnikov House. View from the courtyard. 2015. Photo © Pavel Kuznetsov. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Bauhaus Building; Dessau, Germany / Walter Gropius


Bauhaus Dessau © Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Photograph: Yvonne Tenschert, 2011. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Bauhaus Dessau © Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Photograph: Yvonne Tenschert, 2011. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

Stadio Flaminio; Rome, Italy / Pier Luigi Nervi


External view of Stadio Flaminio, 1960. Photo: Oscar Savio. Courtesy Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association, Brussels. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

External view of Stadio Flaminio, 1960. Photo: Oscar Savio. Courtesy Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association, Brussels. Image Courtesy of Getty Foundation

All of projects will be evaluated based on the use of the grants to provide guidance for future projects.

“Now that Keeping It Modern is in its fourth year, with earlier projects already completed, we are starting to see a positive response from the field,” says Antoine Wilmering, senior program officer at the Getty Foundation. “There is a domino effect of research findings and planning methodologies developed for one context being applied to other sites, which is a valuable outcome.” 

Learn more about the projects and about the Keeping It Modern initiative on the Getty Foundation website, here.

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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.

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