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  • MODERN HERITAGE PROPERTIES (19th 20th Centuries)



    UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre (October 2009)

    Description of the Modern heritage properties

    with a bibliography based on documents available at the UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre

    49-51, Rue de la Fdration, 75015 Paris, France

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  • * The descriptions of the sites have been taken from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre website. * Les descriptions des sites ont t prises du site web du Centre du Patrimoine Mondial de l'UNESCO

    Photo in the cover page : Casa Mila (La Pedrera), Antonio Gaudi, Barcelona (Spain)


  • INDEX Australia 4

    - Royal Exhibition Building and Carleton Gardens (2004) - Sydney Opera House (2007)

    Belgium 8

    - Major Town Houses of Architect Victor Horta, Brussels (2000) - Stoclet House (2009)

    Brazil 13

    - Brasilia (1987) Chile 16

    - Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso (2003) Cuba 18

    - Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos (2005) Czech Republic 19

    - Tugendhat Villa in Brno (2001) France 20

    - Le Havre, the city rebuilt by Auguste Perret (2005) Germany 22

    - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (1990, 1992, 1999) - Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau (1996) - Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin (1999) - Berlin Modernism Housing Estates (2008)

    Germany / Poland 32

    - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski (2004) India 33

    - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004) Israel 34

    - The White City of Tel-Aviv the Modern Movement (2003) Italy / Switzerland 36

    - Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes (2008) Mexico 38

    - Hospicio Cabaas, Guadalajara (1997) - Luis Barragn House and Studio (2004) - Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico

    (UNAM) (2007) Netherlands 43

    - Rietveld Schrderhuis (Rietveld Schrder House) (2000) Poland 44


  • - Centennial Hall in Wroclaw (2006) Poland / Germany 32

    - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski (2004) Spain 46

    - Works of Antoni Gaudi (1984, 2005) - Palau de la Msica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona (1997)

    Sweden 55

    - Skogskyrkogarden (1994) - Varberg Radio Station (2004)

    Switzerland 57

    - La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, watchmaking town planning (2009) Switzerland / Italy 36

    - Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes (2008) UK 59

    - Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City (2004) Venezuela 60

    - Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (2000)


  • AUSTRALIA / AUSTRALIE 2004 Royal Exhibition Building and Carleton Gardens / Palais royal des expositions et jardins Carlton - Criteria (ii)

    The Royal Exhibition Building and its surrounding Carlton Gardens were designed for the great international exhibitions of 1880 and 1888 in Melbourne. The building and grounds were designed by Joseph Reed. The building is constructed of brick and timber, steel and slate. It combines elements from the Byzantine, Romanesque, Lombardic and Italian Renaissance styles. The property is typical of the international exhibition movement which saw over 50 exhibitions staged between 1851 and 1915 in venues including Paris, New York, Vienna, Calcutta, Kingston (Jamaica) and Santiago (Chile). All shared a common theme and aims: to chart material and moral progress through displays of industry from all nations. Le Palais royal des expositions et les jardins Carlton qui lentourent ont t conus pour les grandes expositions internationales de 1880 et 1888 Melbourne. Le btiment et le terrain ont t dessins par Joseph Reed. Le btiment, construit en brique, bois, acier et ardoise, amalgame des traits byzantins, romans, lombards et de la Renaissance italienne. Cet ensemble est reprsentatif du mouvement des expositions internationales. Entre 1851 et 1915, plus de 50 dentre elles furent organises dans des villes comme Paris, New York, Vienne, Calcutta, Kingston (Jamaque) et Santiago du Chili, sur la base dun principe et dun objectif commun : dresser un tat des lieux du progrs en exposant les ralisations de tous les pays. Documentation available at the ICOMOS Documentation Centre:

    Nomination file

    Bibliography: 024453 - Palais royal des expositions et jardins Carlton. 12 slides: col. (eng). From WHC 1131 listed in 2004. PRIMARY KEYWORDS: world heritage list; modern architecture; 19th; historic monuments; gardens; Australia. SECONDARY KEYWORDS: slides. // Royal Exhibition building and Carlton gardens, Australia (WHC 1131) CALL NO: AU.CAR.05.1-12 (WHC 1131). 025106 - Carlton gardens master plan. Draft master plan. City of Melbourne. Melbourne, City of Melbourne, 2004. 25p., illus., plans. (eng). PRIMARY KEYWORDS: world heritage list; management plans; historic gardens; town planning; garden lay out; conservation of historic gardens; Australia. // Royal exhibition building and Carlton gardens, Australian (WHC 1131) ACCESSION NO: WHC 1131 (1).


  • 2007 Sydney Opera House / Opra de Sydney - Criteria (i)

    Brief Description

    Inaugurated in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is a great architectural work of the 20th century that brings together multiple strands of creativity and innovation in both architectural form and structural design. A great urban sculpture set in a remarkable waterscape, at the tip of a peninsula projecting into Sydney Harbour, the building has had an enduring influence on architecture. The Sydney Opera House comprises three groups of interlocking vaulted shells which roof two main performance halls and a restaurant. These shell-structures are set upon a vast platform and are surrounded by terrace areas that function as pedestrian concourses. In 1957, when the project of the Sydney Opera House was awarded by an international jury to Danish architect Jrn Utzon, it marked a radically new approach to construction. Outstanding Universal Value The Sydney Opera House constitutes a masterpiece of 20th century architecture. Its significance is based on its unparalleled design and construction; its exceptional engineering achievements and technological innovation and its position as a world-famous icon of architecture. It is a daring and visionary experiment that has had an enduring influence on the emergent architecture of the late 20th century. Utzon's original design concept and his unique approach to building gave impetus to a collective creativity of architects, engineers and builders. Ove Arup's engineering achievements helped make Utzon's vision a reality. The design represents an extraordinary interpretation and response to the setting in Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Opera House is also of outstanding universal value for its achievements in structural engineering and building technology. The building is a great artistic monument and an icon, accessible to society at large. Criterion (i): The Sydney Opera House is a great architectural work of the 20th century. It represents multiple strands of creativity, both in architectural form and structural design, a great urban sculpture carefully set in a remarkable waterscape and a world famous iconic building. All elements necessary to express the values of the Sydney Opera House are included within the boundaries of the nominated area and buffer zone. This ensures the complete representation of its significance as an architectural object of great beauty in its waterscape setting. The Sydney Opera House continues to perform its function as a world-class performing arts centre. The Conservation Plan specifies the need to balance the roles of the building as an architectural monument and as a state of the art performing centre, thus retaining its authenticity of use and function. Attention given to retaining the building's authenticity culminated with the Conservation Plan and the Utzon Design Principles. The Sydney Opera House was included in the National Heritage List in 2005 under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and on the State Heritage Register of New South Wales in 2003 under the Heritage Act 1977. Listing in the National Heritage List implies that any proposed action to be taken inside or outside the boundaries of a National Heritage place or a World Heritage property that may have a significant impact on the heritage values is prohibited without the approval of the Minister for the Environment and Heritage. A buffer zone has been established. The present state of conservation is very good. The property is maintained and preserved through regular and rigorous repair and conservation programmes. The management system of the Sydney Opera House takes into account a wide range of measures provided under planning and heritage legislation and policies of both the Australian Government and the New South Wales Government. The Management Plan for the Sydney Opera House, the Conservation Plan and the Utzon Design Principles together provide the policy framework for the conservation and management of the Sydney Opera House.


  • Brve description

    Inaugur en 1973, lOpra de Sydn