DRAW Docomomo Rehabilitation Award for the Cité de Lignon rehabilitation project 

Giulia Marino
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The jury of the first edition of the Docomomo Rehabilitation Award, composed of Barry Bergdoll (USA), Horacio Torrent (Chile), Scott Robertson (Australia), Uta Pottgiesser (Germany), Yoshiyuki Yamana (Japan), and Ana Tostões (Portugal), nominated Franz Graf and Giulia Marino for the Cité de Lignon rehabilitation project in the category “Engaged societies for Innovative research applied to everyday architecture, such as housing complexes, involving institutional and community engagement”.

Organized in 10 categories, the awards recognize exceptional projects of rehabilitation from all over the world, which respond to the complex and dynamic conditions with which architecture must engage today. “The aim was to reveal how the safeguarding of heritage can be accomplished in different settings and with varied means. The Award has not only highlighted canonical interventions on modern masterpieces, but also the sustainable and low-cost safeguarding of everyday architecture, involving action taken in challenging situations, and engaging communities as agents of change.”

At the time of publishing the book Modern Heritage. Reuse. Renovation. Restoration (ed. A.Tostões, Birkhäuser, 2022), which presents the winning projects and situates them in relation to the challenges of 20th century heritage rehabilitation, the winners of the first Docomomo Rehabilitation Award (DRAW), recognizing outstanding interventions from the past 12 years in Modern architecture was announced on 1 September 2021, during the awards ceremony held at the 16th Docomomo International Conference in Tokyo/Lisbon.

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