Getty Preserving Modern Landmarks

The Getty Foundation has announced a new grant to preserve Modern architectural landmarks of “the highest architectural significance.” The nine icons supported by this round of the grant, will received $89,000 to $200,000 each, and including the following: Lina Bo Bardi’s own home, also known as Casa de Vidro, or Glass House, constructed in São Paulo between 1950 and 1952, serving today as an institute founded by Bo Bardi to promote Brazilian culture and arts (above and interior below); the Children’s Library in Ghana, designed by Nickson and Bory and completed in 1966, representing the Modernism movement that emerged in postcolonial West Africa; the Cristo Obrero y Nuestra Señora de Lourdes church, the first independent commission for Uruguayan architect and engineer Eladio Dieste, located on the fringe of the resort town Atlántida, featuring two layers of red bricks surrounding a pre-tensioned iron armature; the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford, CT, completed in 1958, shaped line fish and designed by  Wallace Harrison; the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, UK, by Sir Frederick Gibberd, completed in 1967; National Library of Kosovo, Kosovo, by Andrija Mutnjakovic; Sevan Writers’ Resort, Armenia, by Gevorg Kochar and Mikael Mazmanyan, on the lakeshore outside of the capital city of Yerevan;  E.1027 by Eileen Gray, located on a hillside shore along the Côte d’Azur, completed in 1929 for Romanian poet/architect Jean Badovici; Workshop Building, India, by Gautam Sarabhai, completed in 1977 and designed by Gautam Sarabhai. 
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Cristo Obrero y Nuestra Señora de Lourdes church

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First Presbyterian Church in Stamford, CT, by Wallace Harrison

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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, UK, by Sir Frederick Gibberd

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National Library of Kosovo, Kosovo, by Andrija Mutnjakovic

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Sevan Writers’ Resort, Armenia, by Gevorg Kochar and Mikael Mazmanyan

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E.1027 by Eileen Gray

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