13-07-2011

194X-9/11: American Architects and the City

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Steven Holl, OMA,

USA, MoMA, New York, USA,

contemporary,

Forum, Exhibition,

American Architects and the City focuses on the period between the Second World War and the ten-year anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers, also presenting the finalists for reconstruction of Ground Zero.



194X-9/11: American Architects and the City
The architecture and design section of the MoMA hosts the exhibition "194X–9/11: American Architects and the City" focusing on the work of American architects in the context of urban renewal of the United States.
The period under examination begins with the Second World War, continues with criticism of the '60s and '70s and continues to the present, including the debate about reconstruction of Ground Zero.

85 designs and models present the work of architects such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, Leon Krier, Paul Rudolph, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas and OMA and United Architects, and important figures such as James Fitzgibbon are rediscovered.

The title is linked with an initiative launched by Architectural Forum magazine in 1942, when America had just joined the war, in which a group of 23 American architects including Mies van der Rohe, Kahn and Eames was invited to design a post-war American city for a magazine called "194X".

by Agnese Bifulco

Title: 194X–9/11: American Architects and the City
Dates: July 1 2011 ? January 2 2012
Location: MoMA, New York USA
Illustrations: courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art

moma.org

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