Docomomo Rehabilitation Award Local Ceremony

© 2022 EPFL, Docomomo International

© 2022 EPFL, Docomomo International

Franz Graf and Giulia Marino awarded for the Cité de Lignon rehabilitation project 

The winners of the first Docomomo Rehabilitation Award (DRAW), recognizing outstanding interventions from the past 12 years in Modern architecture are announced on 1 September 2021, during the awards ceremony held at the 16th Docomomo International Conference in Tokyo/Lisbon.

The jury of the inaugural edition of the Docomomo Rehabilitation Award, composed of Barry Bergdoll (USA), Horacio Torrent (Chile), Scott Robertson (Australia), Uta Pottgiesser (Germany), Yoshiyuki Yamana (Japan), and Ana Tostões (Portugal), nominated Franz Graf and Giulia Marino for the Cité de Lignon rehabilitation project in the category “Engaged societies for Innovative research applied to everyday architecture, such as housing complexes, involving institutional and community engagement”.

At the time of publishing the book Modern Heritage. Reuse. Renovation. Restoration (ed. A.Tostões Birkhäuser, 2022), which presents the winning projects and situates them in relation to the challenges of 20th century heritage rehabilitation, a local award ceremony will be held in the Cité du Lignon on September 17, 2022 in the presence of professor Ana Tostões, former Chair of DOCOMOMO International.

Organized in 10 categories, the awards recognize exceptional projects of rehabilitation from all over the world, which respond to the complex and dynamic conditions with which architecture must engage today. “The aim was to reveal how the safeguarding of heritage can be accomplished in different settings and with varied means. The Award has not only highlighted canonical interventions on modern masterpieces, but also the sustainable and low-cost safeguarding of everyday architecture, involving action taken in challenging situations, and engaging communities as agents of change.”

LOCAL AWARD CEREMONY, September 17, 2022
the award ceremony will be preceded by a guided tour of the Cité du Lignon in Geneva led by the authors of the project, Franz Graf and Giulia Marino.
guided tour, 3.30 PM
meeting point on the esplanade between the two towers
(9, avenue du Lignon, 1219, Vernier, Geneva)
award ceremony, 5.30 PM
place du Lignon
(in front of the church)