CONCRETE CONSERVATION (Session 12)
Renovation of the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland:
Presented by Jadwiga Urbanik
Centennial Hall is not only a milestone of modern concrete architecture, but one of the first modern buildings in Europe planned for a mass audience of the new urban societies. At the time of its erection in 1913, Centennial Hall was the largest reinforced concrete structure and featured the biggest dome ever built. Despite Centennial Hall monumental value and practical importance as one of the largest multi-functional facilities in Poland, the building was largely left to deteriorate after WWII until 2006, when the landmark was inscribed on the World Heritage List and its ownership was transferred to local administration.
MODERNISM ON THE PRAIRIE
2015 DOCOMOMO US NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.