Architettura and Design

17 May 2013 28 July 2013

The Bisazza Foundation for Design and Contemporary Architecture opens its doors to the public for a personal exhibition by Richard Meier, one of the luminaries of contemporary architecture, who is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of his activity in 2013 since the opening of Richard Meier & Partners Architects studio in New York, far in 1963.

The exhibition, to be titled “Richard Meier. Architecture and Design”, organized by the Bisazza Foundation in collaboration with Meier’s firm, includes some of the most representative works of the famous American architect. The projects presented during the exhibition showcase his design philosophy for the first time in Italy, with examples of the various types of work he has tackled.

The retrospective includes a selection of models, original sketches, renderings, and photographs, in addition to less well-known design products such as some tableware collections.

Some of his more famous projects in the exhibition includes Smith House in Connecticut, Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Neugebauer Residence in Florida and the Jubilee Church in Rome. Other developments featured include famous oeuvres such as Perry Street Towers, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome and the recently completed Arp Museum in Rolandseck, Germany.

As well as this extensive selection, there is some projects such as the World Trade Center Memorial, the New York Avery Fisher Hall and the Bibliothèque Nationale in France.

Apart from the presentation of the projects, a separate area houses a site-specific installation expressly designed by the American architect, which enriches the Bisazza Foundation’s Permanent Collection.