World Monuments Fund invites nominations for the 2012 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize. The Prize will be awarded in fall 2012 to a design professional or firm in recognition of innovative design solutions that preserved or saved a modern landmark at risk. The Prize was established to raise public awareness of the contribution modernism makes to contemporary life, the important place modernism holds in the architectural record, and the influential role that architects and designers play in preserving modern heritage. Projects that enhanced a site’s architectural, functional, economic, and environmental sustainability while benefiting the community are encouraged. Nominated projects must have been completed in the last five years.
Deadline extended to August 21, 2012. The deadline for nominations was previously July 31, 2012.
- A narrative description (up to 500 words) of the preservation project and the modern landmark’s significance
- Six photos of the modern landmark (three before and three following completion of the project)
- Name and contact information for the nominator
- Name and contact information for the for the nominated design professional or firm
- Other relevant information (news articles, reviews, etc).
- A cash honorarium of $10,000
- A Knoll® Barcelona® chair
- Round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations in New York City to attend an awards dinner and present the project at a lecture at the Museum of Modern Art
- Media promotion of the winning project by the WMF Communications Department
An independent jury of architectural scholars, conservators, and professionals in related fields will select the prizewinner. The jury is chaired by Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture & Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. For more information about past juries and the 2008 and 2010 winners of the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize, visit www.wmf.org/modernism.
Submission of Nominations