Award for publication Reglazing Modernism

News - 15 November 2021 - Communication BK

The book Reglazing Modernism, written by Uta Pottgiesser, provides 20 in-depth case studies of Modern architectural icons in both Europe and the Americas. Focusing on interventions to steel-framed glazing assemblies, the book offers a critical assessment of historic building envelopes, their values, damages and potentials, while also exploring emerging technologies that may offer higher performance of the building envelope and the building in the future. Using a selection of 20 iconic buildings in Europe and the USA, the book documents the current technological status of the three most common strategies used today: restoration, rehabilitation, and replacement. 

2021 Lee Nelson Book Award

With this publication Uta Pottgiesser and the two New York based architects Angel Ayón and Nathaniel Richards won the 2021 Lee Nelson Book Award. The publication was recognized for being the most outstanding and influential book-length work on preservation technology. Given only every three years, the honor places Reglazing Modernism among merely seven previous winners.

The award was presented to her and her two co-authors (online) on 27 October 2021 at the Preservation Beyond Politics APT annual conference in Washington DC.

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