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Chipperfield, el encanto del minimalismo

By | 2 November, 2015 | 0 comments

Not as popular or high profile as Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster or Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield (London, 1953) is one of the architecture greats of the second half of the 20th century and the current one. For now, he is still to be awarded the Pritzker Prize but he does have the honour and prestige of being the only British architect to have been designated for the design of the brand-new Tate Modern in London. His style falls into Minimalism and he has works around the world, Spain included, such as the City of Justice in Barcelona or his unique homes in Villaverde.

The exhibition is called Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects, and it is a journey through Chipperfield’s works, from 1985 until today. Through more than 30 projects carried out in different cities, the visitor can discover his unique conception of architecture, space and design.

Architecture lovers will particularly enjoy the miniatures, such as that of the Neues Museum, an example of an old building renovation that, destroyed after the Second World War, shines again thanks to Chipperfield’s work. Another example is the Cemetery of St. Michele, in picturesque Venice, where the architect carried out Recinto XXIII with the sobriety and simplicity he is known for.

Spread over two floors, the exhibition shows a large number of miniatures, which is the best way of discovering an architect’s work, alongside an audiovisual supporting feature on the intervention carried out at the Neues Museum.

The exhibition is on until the 24th of January at the ICO Foundation headquarters on Paseo del Prado, 4 (20-minute walk from our hotel in Madrid Sol). Entry is free. Also, do not miss out on the Instagram competition that the museum has organised about the exhibition. You can photograph all the details of the exhibition without any censorship and will have a chance to win a collection of catalogues edited in 2015 by the ICO Foundation. Check out the terms and conditions here and register.

Categories: Cultura Madrid

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