Heritage Alert: The Viking Ship Hall – Roskilde, Denmark


The International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage (ISC20C) has released an International Heritage Alert regarding the threatened demolition of the Viking Ship Hall in Roskilde, Denmark.

Vikingeskibshallen (The Viking Ship Hall) is a masterwork of modern Danish architecture. It is a unique structure that creatively integrates museum, setting and archaeology in a way that transcends historic definitions. The Viking Ship Hall was built in 1967-68 and was the first late modern building to be listed for protection in Denmark in 1998.

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Heritage Alert: Pont des Trous – Tournai, Belgium

Heritage Alert Pont BMerckxIn August 2018, ICOMOS was approached by a Belgian civil society organisation, in the context of our ICOMOS Heritage Alerts procedure, with regards to the situation of the Pont des Trous in the city of Tournai (Tournai includes two World Heritage sites – Belfry of Tournai/Belfries of Belgium and France and Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai). The Pont des Trous itself is situated in the buffer zone of the Belfry of Tournai.

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Heritage Alert: Y-block Government Buildings, Oslo, Norway

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28 September 2016

The International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage (ISC20C) of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has released an International Heritage Alert regarding the threatened demolition of the Y-block of the Government Quarter in Oslo, Norway.

This action supports the conservation initiatives of ICOMOS Norway and confirms international concern about threats to the heritage significance of this important modern heritage complex in the center of Oslo.

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