About

DOCOMOMO Belgium is the Belgian committee of the international non-profit organization for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement.

I. ABOUT DOCOMOMO
II. OUR MAIN GOALS
III. FORMALIZATION DOCOMOMO BELGIUM
IV. WHO’S WHO IN DOCOMOMO BELGIUM

 

I. About DOCOMOMO

 

Sanatorium Zonnestraal, Hilversum (NL) © s. voeten / m. kievits

The complex restoration of sanatorium Zonnestraal (J. Duiker, 1926/1931) was one of the main causes to initiate DOCOMOMO

Since its creation in 1988, DOCOMOMO has experienced a rapid growth, establishing itself as a major player not only in the realm of conservation, but also in the broader field of architectural culture.

The interdisciplinary organization brings together historians, architects, engineers, town-planners, landscape architects, conservationists, teachers, students and public officials.

At present, DOCOMOMO International includes 67 chapters and more than 2.300 members worldwide.
The DOCOMOMO International secretariat is presently hosted by the Instituto Superior Tecnico (Lisbon University).

Read more about DOCOMOMO International, International Specialist Committees and the national chapters worldwide on the WORLDWIDE-page.

 

II. Our main goals

 

DOCOMOMO´s main goals are brought together in the Eindhoven statement which was issued at the conclusion of the founding conference in 1990.  It was updated in Seoul, 2014, where it was approved the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement.
DOCOMOMO Belgium’s main goals are based on these statements:

– Bring the significance of the architecture of the Modern Movement to the attention of the public, the authorities, the professionals and the educational community concerned with the built environment.
– Identify and promote the surveying of the works of the Modern Movement.
– Promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement.
– Stimulate & encourage  appropriate techniques and methods of conservation & restoration of modern heritage
– Develop initiatives to oppose destruction and disfigurement of significant works of the modern movement
– Foster & facilitate partnerships in research (concerning architecture, urbanism and design related to buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the 20th century)  between  universities, schools, institutes and privat institutions.
– Attract funding for documentation conservation and (re)use
– Explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement.
– Contribute to the objectives of DOCOMOMO International

 

III. Formalization DOCOMOMO Belgium

 

former printing house ‘Le Peuple’, Brussels © DOCOMOMO Belgium

The a.s.b.l. & v.z.w. were officially founded by May 2, 2011 at ‘Casa de Asturias’ former printing house ‘Le Peuple’, Brussels (M. & F. Brunfaut, 1930/1932)

Since May 2011 DOCOMOMO Belgium is a joint organisation of DOCOMOMO Belgium Bruxelles-Wallonie a.s.b.l. and DOCOMOMO Belgium Brussel-Vlaanderen v.z.w.

A member of “DOCOMOMO Belgium Bruxelles-Wallonie” is a member of the “DOCOMOMO Belgium Brussel-Vlaanderen” and the other way around. By joining one of these organisations, you will automatically become a member of DOCOMOMO Belgium and receive any information related to both the a.s.b.l. and the v.z.w.

Download here the protocol in French or Dutch.
The protocol describes how the a.s.b.l. & v.z.w. are linked and work together as DOCOMOMO Belgium.

Download the statutes in French (a.s.b.l.) or Dutch (v.z.w.):
DOCOMOMO Belgium Bruxelles-Wallonie a.s.b.l.
DOCOMOMO Belgium Brussel-Vlaanderen v.z.w. 

principal seat of the a.s.b.l. and the v.z.w.:
Avenue Kersbeek 44,
B-1190 Brussels

 

IV. Who’s Who in DOCOMOMO Belgium

 

Board of Governors  (January 5, 2015 – January 5, 2017)

chair: Marc Dubois
vice chair: Zsuzsanna Böröcz
honorary chair: Luc verpoest
treasurer: Sander Van Duppen  sander.vanduppen(at)docomomo.be
secretary: Veronique Boone
board member & webmaster: Brecht Van Duppen  brecht.vanduppen(at)docomomo.be
board members: Jean-Marc Basyn,
Francis Carpentier,
Maurizio Cohen,
Pierre Frankignoulle,
Vlad Ionescu,
Hannes Pieters

 

Executive Committee (January 5, 2015 – January 5, 2017)

chair: Marc Dubois
vice chair: Zsuzsanna Böröcz
treasurer: Sander Van Duppen
secretary: Veronique Boone