What's On? Architectural Exhibitions and Events, December 2016
December equals Christmas time and we'll guide you through the month with five different architectural events to sweeten the waiting time ahead. This month, The Danish Architecture Centre brings you the final installment of their series on young trend-setting Danish architectural firms, whilst prospective architects from all over the world interpret the theme of digital technology into drawings exhibited in Aarhus, Denmark.
The Serpentine Gallery on the other hand, presents an
exhibition as a homage to Zaha Hadid and MoMA gives an insight in
the idea of temporary settlements. Lastly, New York University
invites to a lively discussion revolving around the history of the
distinguished Centre Georges Pompidou.
of the latest initiative from DAC in a collaboration with Dreyer's
Foundation focuses on the next wave of Danish architecture
described as a group of trend-setting young Danish architectural
firms. The initiative shows a series of exhibitions introducing the
works of these offices, and the last of three in 2016 presents the
portfolio of the Copenhagen based firm Johansen Skovsted
year, Aarhus School of Architecture hosts the international student
competition, Drawing of the Year and invites creative students from
all over the world to translate a certain theme into an
architectural drawing. This year, no less than 365 students from
more than 64 countries applied and the winner will be announced on
Friday 2 December. The exhibition features selected drawings and
interpretations of this year focusing on the use of digital
technology in modes of representations.
8 December - 12 February
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
a homage to Zaha Hadid, the Serpentine Gallery presents an
exhibition featuring early sketches and rare paintings by one of
the most distinguished and visionary contemporary architects.
Common for these sketches is that they represent the time before
her first building was conducted in 1993 and reveals the
extraordinary universe of Hadid.
7, 16, 21 December 11.30 am
Exhibition runs until 22 January
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
New York, US
do architects, designers and artists understand the idea of
shelter? In the wake of the biggest refugee crisis since World War
2, the current exhibition at MoMA Insecurities: Tracing,
Displacement & Shelter addresses the idea of shelter and
temporary housing and features projects that challenges
conventional settlements. In relation to the exhibition, MoMA
offers an insight in the matter and invites to lively conversations
the 7, 16 and 21 December.
6 December 6.30 pm
New York University
New York, US
In January 2017, it's 40 years ago Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano's famous Centre Georges Pompidou was erected. A well reputed as well as much criticized building serving as a protagonist in the newly published intellectual biography by Francesco Dal Co: Centre Pompidou: Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument.
Department of Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies
invites to a book signing and a lively panel discussion stressing
Pompidou's history, the reasons for its success and historical
influences through time.
Last updated: December 01, 2016