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Mies Van Der Rohe and James Stirling Circling the Square

Architecture | March 29, 2017 |

Mies Van Der Rohe and James Stirling Circling the SquareImage courtesy of RIBA

Mies Van Der Rohe and James Stirling Circling the Square
The Architecture Gallery, Riba, London
From 08 March 2017 to 25 June 2017

 

In spring 2017 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents a major new exhibition, Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square, offering a renewed examination of two iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London. Commissioned by architectural patron and developer Lord Peter Palumbo, Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project will be explored alongside its built successor, James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates’ newly listed No. 1 Poultry.

 Mies Van Der Rohe and James Stirling Circling the SquareImage courtesy of RIBA

Presented together for the first time, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to draw comparisons between the design methods of two of the most highly recognised architects of the 20th century, and to trace the continuity in purpose and approach that unites two seemingly dissimilar architectural creations.

 Mies Van Der Rohe and James Stirling Circling the Square

Image courtesy of RIBA

 

The design history of the two schemes spans three decades of the mid-20th century, a highly transitional period in the history of architecture where the movements and influences of pop art, high modernism and postmodernism co-existed and collided. Intended to replace an eclectic block of listed buildings, both schemes became subjects of passionate debate, and high-profile inquiries. This debate distracted attention from the architectural ideas and ambitions of both architects and patron.

more: architecture.com

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