Heritage Alert

Po?itelj, Bosnia-Herzegovina © Gregor GrešakThe Heritage Alert process uses ICOMOS’ professional and public networks to promote the conservation of cultural heritage and draw attention to the threats which it confronts and to promote good conservation solutions.

ICOMOS recognizes that publicizing and defining such matters requires a high degree of responsibility. The assessment of situations leading to a Heritage Alert being issued by ICOMOS will therefore be pursued with ethical rigor and accuracy. ICOMOS is by its nature multi-disciplinary, with expert members worldwide.

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Heritage Alert Jingu Gaien

Banner Heritage Alert Jingu GaienICOMOS, together with its Japanese National Committee, is issuing a Heritage Alert to stop the destruction of approximately 3,000 trees and loss of open park space in Jingu Gaien, Tokyo, Japan. ICOMOS strongly warns against the construction of skyscrapers in a world-renowned park, without consultation with citizens and stakeholders. The redevelopement project is scheduled to begin in September.

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Heritage Alert Helsinki Govt. Palace and Quarter

Banner HeritageAlertHelsinkiICOMOS, together with its Finnish National Committee, is issuing a Heritage Alert, to stop planned demolitions in the courtyard of the Government Palace in the heart of Helsinki’s historic center and to prevent the implementation of current design and planning proposals that do not respect its heritage values and legal protection.

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Heritage Alert [renewed]: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy

Ferdinando BarsottiUpdate: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy
09 February 2023

Following the issue of the call for tenders and the publication of the winning design in 2022, ICOMOS and the Pier Luigi Nervi Project Foundation (PLN) wish to again raise their serious concerns and will analyse the winning proposal in detail to demonstrate the heavy impact it will have on Nervi’s original structure, contradicting the announced intention to preserve its original values.


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ICOMOS Heritage Alert - Philadelphia Police Headquarters

ICOMOS is issuing a worldwide Heritage Alert, our most consequential expressional of concern, to amplify awareness of the threat to the Philadelphia Police Administration Building and draw urgent attention to the imminent risk of loss of the internationally significant "Roundhouse" precast concrete building designed by the Geddes Brecher Qualls and Cunningham firm, engineer August Komendant and Eastern Schokbeton engineers.

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