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Photo credit © Manuel Bougot April 2021 — Photographe : Michael Likierman

THE RESTORATION OF E-1027 HAS BEEN COMPLETED

We are delighted to announce that the restoration of E-1027 has now been completed. We cannot wait to welcome you back to the villa in the summer of 2021.

To celebrate the restoration of E-1027, Association Cap Moderne will be hosting a Gala at the villa under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco on Wednesday June 16th. Notable guests include Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to France and Monaco. 

If you would like to receive more details about the gala, and are interested in purchasing a ticket, please email the President of Association Cap Moderne, Michael Likierman, at michael@likierman.net.

E-1027 TURNS GREEN TO CELEBRATE ST PATRICK’S DAY

On Saint Patrick's Day, which takes place every year on March 17th, there is a tradition that all buildings with a connection to Ireland turn green. 

Such is the case for E-1027, as Eileen Gray was born in Enniscorthy in Ireland near Wexford, in 1878. 

Association Cap Moderne celebrated the occasion by lighting up Villa E-1027 in Irish green.

RESTORATION UPDATE

During the autumn and winter of 2020-2021, the final structural work of villa E-1027 continued under tarpaulins and scaffolding. Work has now been compelted and the villa will open to the public in the summer of 2021.

FINAL STAGE OF E-1027 RESTORATION: FUNDRAISING PLEA

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAkJx9pKqYM

Cap Moderne is now completing the final phase of restoration, before handing over the site to the Centre des monuments nationaux in October 2020. We still need to raise a further €275,000 to complete the restoration, in order to secure the underlying concrete structure of E-1027, and to properly finish all the doors and windows and shutters, the marquise, the roof and the facades. We also plan to complete the guest-room and the full range of fixed and mobile furniture throughout the Villa.

 

In order to complete the restoration of E-1027, we need your help. Please give generously, and help us to restore and preserve this magnificent Modernist masterpiece for years to come.

 

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GETTY FOUNDATION GRANT

 Photo Credits Claudia Devaux
Photo credits  Claudia Devaux

                                             

Following a previous grant in 2016, we are honoured that the Getty Foundation has agreed a further grant of $200 000 to Cap Moderne to help fund the reinforcement of the concrete of E1027.


This is part of its 'Keeping It Modern' programme to help restore concrete buildings of the early 20th century to be able to apply the lessons learnt to modern building structures as well as to preserve these early masterpieces.

 

 

 

GALA EVENING - 15th JUNE 2019

 

 

84 guests, headed by H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco and Patricia O'Brien, Irish Ambassador to France and Monaco, gathered to celebrate the 90th anniversary of E-1027.

A charity auction raised over 100 000€ towards the restoration fund's last tranche for the winter of 2019/20, including a copy of Vera Klute's bust of Eileen Gray, acquired by H.S.H Prince Albert, to be placed once again in front of the Villa.

Photo credit: Elisabetta Emina-Gaspard

LE CORBUSIER UNESCO INSCRIPTION AND EUROPEAN CIRCUIT

In July 2016, after a lengthy process of consultation, the World Heritage Committee finally decided to inscribe the Architectural Work of Le Corbusier on the List of World Heritage Sites.

Inscription on the prestigious World Heritage List is testimony to Le Corbusier's ground-breaking achievement and contribution to the development of modern architecture and will ensure that his oeuvre, at Roquebrune and elsewhere, will be preserved and handed down to future generations. The Cabanon has the singular distinction of being the only World Heritage site in the whole Alpes Maritimes department. 

Since September 2019, the site is part of a European circuit of Le Corbusier sites. 
https://www.coe.int/en/web/cultural-routes/home 

 

The request for Le Corbusier’s work to be included on the Unesco List of World Heritage Sites, submitted in France by the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Le Corbusier Foundation, had the support of seven countries (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan and Switzerland) and seventeen sites around the world in three different continents. At Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Le Corbusier’s Cabanon, adjoining Villa E-1027 and the Etoile de Mer on the Cap Moderne site, now the property of the Conservatoire du littoral, is one of the French sites listed. It should be noted that, in addition to the Cabanon, the site now also includes the Holiday Cottages as well as numerous paintings by the architect/artist.