The association Docomomo Macau has organised a double exhibition about the modernist heritage at the Fundação Oriente Gallery, in Casa Garden.

The event is called “Modern Architecture in South China” and is divided into two exhibitions: “Macau Modernism” and “Mapping Modern Architecture in Hong Kong”.

The president of Docomomo Macau, architect Rui Leão, told newspaper Ponto Final this is a documental exhibition that serves to share with the public the results of the research that has been done by the organisation, which “has been discovering very interesting things”. Mr Leão said this is “a work in progress,” which should be continued.

The exhibition “Macau Modernism” is composed of documental material related to 39 modernist buildings in Macau, which the organisation says should be classified as heritage to be protected by the local Government, the newspaper reported. Mr Leão added that, while those buildings are not classified as such, they are a heritage that is “always at risk”.

As Docomomo Macau states in its official website, the non-profit organisation is “dedicated to the documentation, conservation and dissemination of knowledge about the best examples of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern period”.

Docomomo Macau was approved as a member-chapter of Docomomo International in the year of 2012. It was officially established in Macau in 2013.

The double exhibition opened on March 18 and lasts until April 11.