Thursday, April 26, 2012

Le Corbusier's Baghdad Gymasium to be restored to its former glory

Preserving modern architecture is an uphill battle, as the Getty Museum recognised with its recent launch of a new international program, the Conserving Modern Architecture Programm, in the hopes of giving preservation architects new and more sophisticated strategies to preserve 20th century buildings. So it comes as a pleasant surprise to find the beginnings of a good news story in war-torn Baghdad where an attempt is being made to restore Le Corbusier's Baghdad Gymnasium. Read more...
Image: the main entrance to Baghdad's Le Corbusier building