First off, Dame Zaha Hadid becomes the first woman to win RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal in her own right. Then, the Venice Architecture Biennale proposes a bold theme for next year’s event, Herzog and de Meuron’s latest design in North America, and the winner of the Finlandia Architecture Prize. Finally we’re introducing the new Dean for the Yale School of Architecture and showing a unique new perspective on the construction of BIG’s new West 57th courtscraper.
Frank O. Gehry was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1929 and moved to Los Angeles in 1947. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954 and then studied City Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Massachusetts until 1957. Returning to the West Coast he worked for several firms before opening his own practice Frank O. Gehry and Associates, Inc., in Los Angeles in 1962. The Gehry partnership, Gehry Partners, LLP, was formed in 2001.
Download images of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin by Swiss architects E2A. The building is an uncompromizing homage to the cool and elegant modernist, glass-and-steel structures of the 1960s, referencing in particular the work Mies van der Rohe.
Established by renowned climber Reinhold Messner, the museum designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, explores the traditions, history and discipline of mountaineering.
In this month’s round-up of upcoming exhibitions we bring you the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial - a new platform that showcases the theorists and practitioners that are redefining what architecture is in today’s evolving world. We’re also presenting an interesting exhibition that delves into the blurry line that separates appropriation from plagiarization in architecture and an in depth look into the first foreign projects by Pritzker winner, Alvaro Siza. Finally, there are two different but related exhibitions that question the idea of the contemporary city.