Eight buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright were added to the UNESCO list

During the 43rd UNESCO Commission meeting in Baku (Azerbaijan), 8 buildings designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright were entered on the World Heritage List. In addition to his works, the list also includes councils, towers and the Pskov kremlin, the baroque palace in Mafra and the hills with the vineyards of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene.

The designs of the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright join the ranks of UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Machu Picchu, piramidy w Gizie, Statua Wolności, Wielki Mur Chiński, Pałac Wersalski and Tadż Mahal.

Currently, the UNESCO list includes 1121 monuments. To get a World Heritage Site designation, you must meet at least one of 10 selection criteria, such as representing a masterpiece of human creative genius or containing extraordinary natural phenomena, in accordance with the UNESCO site.

The World Heritage Committee has listed eight of Wright's famous sites, thus marking the first modern architecture buildings in the United States on the World Heritage List. These include Fallingwater home in Mill Run in Pennsylvania, Herbert and Catherine Jacobs in Madison, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Unity Temple in Oak Park, Frederick C. Roby's home in Chicago, Taliesin North in Spring Green, Hollyhock House in Los Angeles and Taliesin West in Scottsdale.

All these buildings were designed in the first half of the twentieth century and are only a glimpse of over 500 architect projects from around the world. Projects, where "Each of these buildings offers innovative solutions for the needs of housing, worship, work or leisure."

As the foundations of Frank Lloyd Wright found, the whole nomination process lasted for over 15 years, adding the importance of this entry: "This entry is for us evidence of how important Frank Lloyd Wright's work was for the development of modern architecture around the world."

Architect Frank Llyoyd Wright (1867 - 1959) was a precursor of modernist architecture and the author of organic theory. He created simple, functional solids, perfectly integrated into nature. The relationship between man and the space in which he lived was important to him.


Eight buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright were added to the UNESCO list



09/07/2019     Wojciech Andruszkiewicz
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