Monday, April 27, 2009

First Caribbean Regional DOCOMOMO Seminar

What was the impact of Caribbean Modern Movement Architecture?
This is the central theme of the first Caribbean DOCOMOMO seminar that will be held on the island of Curaçao in co-operation with UNA from April 27 to 29, 2009. A number of renown Caribbean architects will be presenting cases of the Modern Movement in their respective home countries.

Program and registration
The seminar is open to anyone, interested in modern architecture and entrance will be free. On April 27 and 28 there will be lectures in the Aula of UNA, starting at 20:00 hours. On April 29, in the morning, the seminar will be concluded with a debate in the former Public Library building, the current NAAM
accommodation in Willemstad. Participation in this closing event will be restricted to invitees.

The complete seminar program can be viewed via this link
- For your registration please use the following e-mail address.

Word of welcome by Maristella Casciato

As, unfortunately, Maristella Casciato, Chair of DOCOMOMO International, cannot attend this seminar in person, she chose to welcome all visitors via the following Welcome video

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Top 10 selection DOCOMOMO Curaçao

Former OGEM headquarters and Customs building

Former headquarters KNSM

Cinelandia, former cinema

Water reservoir at Scharloo

Former public library

Mansion Simon Bolivar

Monseigneur P.I. Verriet Institute for disabled children

Peter Stuyvesant College

Laboraties & headquarters former Shell

Residential Shell compound Julianadorp
Accompanying the foundation of DOCOMOMO Curaçao, ten local modernistic buildings have been deposited in the international DOCOMOMO register. These buildings are documented in the seminar publication 'The Impact of Modern Caribbean Architecture'. A picture overview of DOCOMOMO Curaçao's top 10 is presented above.