The 2010 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize located in New York, Bierman Henket architecten and Wessel de Jonge Architecten, leading practitioners in the restoration of modern buildings, have been awarded the 2010 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize.
Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) on November 18th by Ms. Burnham; Barry Bergdoll, MOMA’s Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design and chairman of the Prize jury and Andrew Cogan, CEO, Knoll, Inc. The presentation will be followed by a free public lecture by Messrs. Henket and de Jonge, who will accept the award on behalf of their firms.
The World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is the only prize to acknowledge specific and growing threats to important modern buildings, and to recognise the architects and designers who labour to preserve them, ensuring their long-term survival. This year’s jury sifted through more than twenty nominations from fourteen countries.