(Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods of the Modern Movement)
is an international organization aimed at research, documentation, promotion and preservation of Modern Movement architecture. Founded in 1990 in the Netherlands, Slovakia was one of the co-funding members.

Today it operates from the headquarter in Barcelona and associates more than 40 national working groups. The  Slovak working group is one of the associations under Slovak Association of Architects. The working group members (architects, historians, theoreticians and critics of architecture) investigate and promote Modern Movement architecture  and their activities include the elaboration of the national register of MoMo monuments.

The national register implies 62 works of architecture from the whole Slovakia and it is permanently being developed. Its growth mirrors the particular attention and increase of investigation activities of this organization as it follows the program topics of international DOCOMOMO conferences. 

The list of works of architecture  in focus documented  by the Slovak  DOCOMOMO working group grows in phases. The primary register of interwar monuments of Modern Movement, the so-called Top register, was formed as yearly as 1994 and it included 29 key interwar architecture masterpieces of Modern Movement in Slovakia. Subsequently, it followed the general focus of the  DOCOMOMO International that encompassed the modern heritage of the entire 20th century.

The further entries to the register were realized on the basis of thematic homeworks specified by the international commission for registers. Under these guidelines the modern architecture for sport and leisure (2003), works of late modernism (2004), family houses and villas (2005), modern works of unique regional or national importance (2006), buildings for education (2007) works of architecture representing certain relation to machine and industry (2008), works of architecture reflecting connection of modernism and power (2009) and modern architecture for health care (2010) were included in the register as the latest entries.

We hope the public exposure of the register will enhance the general awareness of the value and importance of modern architecture in the context of the cultural heritage of Slovakia.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.