Early Modernism

WHS that are described as examples of early Modernism or foreshadowing Modernism in the Official description or the AB Evaluation.

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Asmara "It is an exceptional example of early modernist urbanism at the beginning of the 20th century and its application in an African context." (Official description)
Centennial Hall "The Centennial Hall is an outstanding example of early Modernism and the innovative use of reinforced concrete structures in the building industry." (Official description)
Fagus Factory "Designed in around 1910, the Fagus factory in Alfeld constitutes an architectural complex which foreshadows the modernist movement in architecture." (Official description)
Major Town Houses Besides the familiar decoration, Art Nouveau in architecture, of which Horta was the originator and leading exponent, foreshadows the Modern Movement with its revolutionary planning (...), the clear expression of the plan on the facade, the development of a skeletal design language making consistent use of the new materials, steel and glass, and the introduction of advanced technical services." (AB Ev)
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt "The buildings of the colony were created by its artist members as experimental early modernist living and working environments." – "Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt is an outstanding early-twentieth-century ensemble of experimental buildings and designed landscapes that represents a prototype of Modernism." (Official description)
Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau "The Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau are two of the finest (and earliest) examples of the Modernist style in architecture and of exceptional importance, both as manifestations of human creative genius and works of art." (Official description – criterion iv)
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District "Anchored by the iconic Chilehaus, the Kontorhaus district's massive office buildings stand out for their early Modernist brick-clad architecture and their unity of function." (Official description)
Stoclet House "The house and garden were completed in 1911 and their austere geometry marked a turning point in Art Nouveau, foreshadowing Art Deco and the Modern Movement in architecture." (Official description)
Works of Antoni Gaudí "Gaudí also presaged and influenced many forms and techniques of 20th-century Modernism." (Official description)


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