Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 9, No 1 (2017)

Some Aspects of Recognizing Lithuanian Modern Architecture as Protected Heritage. Case of Postmodernism

Martynas Mankus (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


Recently, objects of the so-called “modern heritage” have been gaining more and more attention from heritage protection institutions. The majority of buildings of the period does not comply with the formal 50-year age requirement applicable to protected objects. Respectively, it is more complicated to establish their valuable qualities, and this often provokes all kinds of conflicts. Samples of such architecture decline, or the issue of their value is resolved in the presence of actual threat to their physical condition. By taking into consideration one of the “youngest” periods – the architecture of postmodernism, the article aims at reviewing the context of fixing the criteria for recognizing modern architecture as protected heritage. With a hypothesis being raised that compliance with a certain historical and stylistic trend should be considered a sign of valuable architecture, the chronological and aesthetic evaluation perspectives of postmodern architecture and features of its expression are discussed in the article.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2017-05-09

Keyword(s): Lithuanian architecture; postmodernism; architectural heritage; value.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2017.1000

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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