ICOMOS puts historic Malmi airport in the spotlight of the world’s endangered cultural heritage

Seppo SipiläFor the press, News archive, Other media

ICOMOS, the highest-level expert organization in the field of cultural heritage and a direct advisor of UNESCO’s World Heritage Program, has brought the active Helsinki-Malmi Airport into the international spotlight in its new Heritage at Risk World Report 2016-2019 on Monuments and Sites in Danger.

The report mentions Malmi as one of the best-preserved pre-World War II international airports in the world, highlighting the cultural heritage value of the uniquely original airport complex that has previously been awarded significant recognition by Heritage Finland (Built Cultural Heritage of National Significance 1993, 2009) and several international cultural heritage expert organisations and networks: World Monuments Fund (2004, 2006), Docomomo (1991, 2017) and Europa Nostra (2016).