despite a growing appreciation for twentieth-century architecture in recent years, great works continue to be lost to neglect, deterioration, and demolition only decades after their design and construction. in 2006, responding to growing threats to modern architecture, wmf launched its modernism at risk initiative with knoll as founding sponsor. the initiative provides a framework for addressing the issues that endanger modern landmarks and supports architectural advocacy, conservation, and public education.
this year, the jury selected molenaar & co. architecten (rotterdam), hebly theunissen architecten (delft), and landscape architect michael van gessel (amsterdam) as the recipients of the 2016 world monuments fund/knoll modernism prize for the preservation and rehabilitation of the justus van effen complex in rotterdam, the netherlands. the biennial award will be presented at the museum of modern art (moma), new york, on 5 december 2016, by mr. joshua david; barry bergdoll, meyer schapiro professor of art history and archaeology at columbia university, curator of architecture & design at moma, and chairman of the prize jury; and mr. cogan. the award presentation, a free and public event, will be followed by a presentation by the members of the prize-winning team.
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