Getty Foundation Announces 2016 Keeping it Modern Grants That Span the Globe

Getty Foundation Announces 2016 Keeping it Modern Grants That Span the Globe
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Villa E-1027, Cap Moderne, France's Côte d'Azur by Eileen Gray. Photograph © Manuel Bougot. Image courtesy of Getty Foundation.

The nine grantees this year include the initiative’s first projects by female architects, the first project in Africa, and Soviet Modernist buildings

The Getty Foundation today announced $1.3 million in architectural conservation grants for exemplary 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. The latest grants for nine projects in nine countries extend the program’s reach to Africa, and include the first two buildings selected for support that were designed by women. Since its inception in 2014, the initiative has to date supported 33 projects that serve as models for the conservation of modern architecture around the world.

Like the previous grantees, the projects selected to receive funding this year are of the highest architectural significance:
Lina Bo Bardi’s Casa de Vidro (Brazil), Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027 (France), Nickson and Borys’s Children’s Library (Ghana), Wallace Harrison’s First Presbyterian Church (Connecticut, United States), Eladio Dieste’s Cristo Obrero Church (Uruguay), Gevorg Kochar and Mikael Mazmanyan’s Sevan Writers’ Resort (Armenia), Sir Frederick Gibberd’s Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (United Kingdom), Gautam Sarabhai’s workshop building (India), and Andrija Mutnjakovic’s National Library of Kosovo (Kosovo). more about them more