Turning fifty

While the qualities of post-war architecture are only starting to be appreciated, several major constructions have already disappeared. Others have been subjected to renovation that has erased their original characteristics.
The famous Foncolin, the first building with an exposed frame, was demolished in 2001.

The ground floor of this former hotel with service station is today walled up, while its façade punctuated by blue and grey glasal has lost all of its freshness, through lack of maintenance. The cheerful character it formerly presented is no longer easily perceptible.

Due to a lack of interest, renovations are conducted without proper judgement. Window frames with refined divisions and coloured sandwich panels disappear in favour of banal PVC models.