[ 1 > 7 november calendar ] The Chicago Architecture Biennial is free and open to the general public at the Chicago Cultural Center and sites across the city. The event is supported by the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation, with additional support from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Chicago Park District. All funding for the event is privately raised, with significant investments from BP and SC Johnson.
‘the end of sitting – cut out’ by raaaf (rietveld architecture-art-affordances) offered a fun alternative to chairs at the entrance of the culture centre. photography: tom harris, copyright hedrich blessing. courtesy chicago architecture biennial
rothschild tower. photo by diana carta courtesy richard meier & partners architects
Richard Meier & Partners is pleased to announce Richard Meier: Process and Vision at Mana Contemporary Chicago in partnership with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Richard Meier’s international body of work is acclaimed for its timeless, classic design from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona to the Getty Center in Los Angeles to Rome’s Jubilee Church. Each project throughout Richard Meier’s decades of architectural practice has posed its own set of inherent challenges, whether social, environmental, technological, or economical.
Architectural drawings, sketches, and study models are consequently used as a means for exploring various design strategies, arriving at a solution that is both beautiful and pragmatic. Richard Meier: Process and Vision provides examples of this process for four iconic projects — the Getty Center, High Museum of Art, Canal+ Headquarters, and the Arp Museum — as well as four of the firm’s most recent projects in the United States, Latin America, and the Middle East.
For a complete list of exhibitions, public programs, supporters, media partners and program partners, visit [ Chicago Architecture Biennial ] which launched 3 October 2015, and will run through 3 January 3 2016. @chicagobiennial @GrahamFound @ChiCulturCenter