International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
The Heritage of the Modern Olympic…

The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games. Historic Sports Facilities between Conservation and Conversion

Call for papers and/or posters / Appel à communications et/ou posters
Organizing institution(s): ICOMOS Germany, City of Munich
Event start date: 07-11-2019
Event end date:
Location of event: Munich, Germany

International conference of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the City of Munich, in cooperation with the Bavarian Heritage Conservation Authority and the Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL), as well as with partner organisations from sport and monument conservation Occasion and Aim In 2020, the Summer Olympics will take place in Tokyo. The Japanese capital was already the venue of the Games in 1964. As before in Rome and later in Mexico and Munich, some of the Olympic buildings gained worldwide reputation, such as Kenzo Tange's constructions,
which shaped the medial appearance of the Olympics worldwide. More than half a century later, some historic Olympic buildings, such as the stadium, are no longer available as venues for the upcoming games, but will be replaced by new venues. In addition, there are more and more reports from Olympic cities about buildings and facilities threatened by loss of function, vacancy, decay and becoming sports ruins only a few years after they were put into service for the temporary sporting event. In the year before the Olympic Games of 2020 in Japan and as a follow-up of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and its motto "Sharing Heritage - Sharing Values", the questions of sustainability and responsibility for the preservation of the international heritage of the Olympic sports facilities will be addressed in
the Olympic city of Munich.

Call for Papers

Link with the relevant information: ICOMOS website
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