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						View No. 71 (2024): Open Issue 2024

DOCOMOMO International aims to publish an open issue of DOCOMOMO Journal every year to accomodate papers that do not fit into one of the thematic issues. Papers presented to be part of an open issue undergo the same peer-review process as defined for the thematic issues, under the direct responsibility of the editors-in-chief.

This 2024 Open Issue is the first open issue to be published, containing also papers sent in before 2024. Allong the year papers can be added.

Published: 2024-07-01


  • Mirhan Damir, Heike Oevermann, Martin Meyer, Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad, Hassan Elmouelhi

    The countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have only recently discovered their modern industrial heritage as an object of conservation and future development. Through an in-depth analysis of four industrial sites in Egypt and Iran, testifying to a designated modern era, this article documents the complex historical process of industrialization and its political and economic background. Building on fieldwork, archive studies, workshops, and interviews, the article explores how built structures of modern industrial sites signify the multi-facetted, symbiotic, and exploitative...

  • Patrick Fleming, Petronella Mill, Marcelo Rovira Torres, Anders Bergström

    This work presents the first detailed study of the construction and materials of the Stockholm Public Library. As the building undergoes a rare period of maintenance and renovation, the floors and walls of the library are examined from three perspectives. First, using available but limited archival documents and plans; second, with non-destructive ground-penetrating radar measurements; and finally, through on-site surveys during local interventions for the maintenance and renovation process. The ensuing results emphasize the complementary nature of this combined research approach in...

  • This article analyses the conversion of a big hospital and teaching complex, designed between 1968 and 1978 and commissioned by Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo to a team of architects led by Fábio Moura Penteado, into the biggest criminal justice complex in Latin America, since it was acquired by the State of São Paulo in the mid-1990s and opened in 1999. The architectural characteristics and the superlative scale of the complex constitute a privileged object to analyze the potentialities and limits of architectural flexibility, as well as how this concept is related to the...