New exhibition Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square is coming to the gallery at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in spring 2017.
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.
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.
Marie Bak Mortensen, Head of Exhibitions, commented: “Through the display of rarely-seen working drawings and newly-restored presentation models, this exhibition returns the focus from the controversy back to the buildings themselves. With the distance of time, it encourages reflection on each project’s contribution to its own epoch, as well as their place in the continuum of architectural change and history in the City.”
The exhibition will be displayed 8 MARCH 2017 – 25 JUNE 2017.
RIBA Architecture Gallery is at 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD. Entrance is free.
14/12/2016 08:52 by Buildington
No. 1 Poultry received Grade II* listed status on 28th of November 2016.
The building was designed in 1985-88 by James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates.
It is a highly significant late work by Stirling, one of Britain's foremost post-war architects, and one of the key developments of the post-war era, built by a prominent developer, determined to create a building of enduring quality.
Source: Historic England List entry Number: 1428881 historicengland.org.uk
05/12/2016 14:14 by Buildington
No 1 Poultry in the City of London EC2 - new on Buildington!
19/08/2016 13:59 by Buildington