Inaugurated on June 25 2011, Cité de l’Océan et du Surf was built around the symbols of the sea and sports that make Biarritz the top tourist destination in Basque France. Competition winner Steven Holl uses the shape of the coastline as his starting point for creation of an underground museum, the roof of which becomes a plaza from which to admire the ocean.
Projects by world-renowned architects and by Chinese architects and artists of the last decade are on exhibit at MAXXI until October 23 2011 to underline the role of contemporary Chinese architecture on the international scene.
The inauguration of the Cité de l’Océan et du Surf, the fourth European museum by Steven Holl, together with his award-winning projects, the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art and the Knut Hamsun Center.
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.
An exhibition at MoMA presents to the public the museum’s architecture and design acquisitions since 2005. Drawings and designs by major 20th century architects such as Le Corbusier and contemporary architects such as Steven Holl, Renzo Piano...
February 20 through March 27 2011 Iwan Baan’s photographs will tell the story of the life that goes on in the new buildings designed by great international architects from Herzog and de Meuron to SANAA, from Frank Gehry to Koolhaas, in a trip around the world seen through the eyes of a young architecture photographer.
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