Docomomo Macau is the Macau chapter of Docomomo International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation, conservation and dissemination of knowledge about the best examples of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern period.
Docomomo Macau was approved as a member-chapter of Docomomo International in the year of 2012 and officially established in Macau SAR in 2013, to pursue and implement the objectives of the Eindhoven statement on behalf of Docomomo and in the interest of the communities of Macau.
What is the Role of Docomomo Macau?
In the last decades, the heritage of last century architecture appeared more at risk than during any other period. This was mainly due to the fact that many of those masterpieces were not considered to be elements of heritage, that their original functions have substantially changed and that their technological innovations have not always endured long-term stresses.
Docomomo Macau is an organization that brings together people and institutions with a special interest and admiration for the above mentioned body of work. Our team has as a strong asset, a pluralist and interdisciplinary nature, due to its ability to bring together historians, architects, town-planners, landscape architects, conservationists, teachers, students and public officials.
Docomomo Macau promotes the study, interpretation, documentation and protection of the best last century examples of architecture, landscape and urban design. It promotes the exchange of knowledge about this important legacy which extends from the planned city, to the public buildings, the iconic monument and the simple house building.