Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s passing: “Homage to Le Corbusier”

Fifty years after Le Corbusier’s passing, we are measuring the breadth of his heritage: his works, of an extraordinary diversity, remain a source of inspiration for the architects of the entire world. Bearing witness to this are the women and men who, during a summer, come together under the roof of the Villa “Le Lac” to pay homage to this self-taught genius.

 

 

Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier's passing: "Homage to Le Corbusier" © Villa "Le Lac"

Fiftieth anniversary of Le Corbusier’s passing: “Homage to Le Corbusier” © Villa “Le Lac”

 

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier (1887-1965), ten architects among the most important of our time propose their vision of a project for the extension of the Villa “Le Lac”.

Daniel Libeskind, Mario Botta, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, SANAA, Rudy Ricciotti, Bernard Tschumi, Gigon/Guyer, Rafael Moneo and Alvaro Siza lent themselves to this stimulating competition for ideas and imagination. The exhibition displays their contributions as well as some superb drawings of the Villa “Le Lac” by Le Corbusier, and photographs from the years 1920-1930 – exceptional documents reflecting the state of the site before the by-road was built in 1931. (more…)

Le Corbusier in Milan, architectural debate 1934-1966

The exhibition, entitled “Le Corbusier, Milan and architectural debate 1934-1960” is aimed to document the presence of the Swiss master in Milan throughout original and reproduced documents and materials.

 

Exhibition poster

Exhibition poster

 

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Scuola Speciale di Archittetura of the Politecnico di Milano, coinciding with the fiftieth memorial of the death of Le Corbusier (August 1965), Politecnico di Milano and Triennale di Milano are organizing an exhibition with the support and collaboration of Fondation Le Corbusier and Archivio Bottoni.

The exhibition, entitled “Le Corbusier, Milano e il dibattito architettonico 1934-1966” is aimed to document the presence of the Swiss Master in Milan throughout original and reproduced documents and materials.

 

Le Corbusier in Rome, 1921. Courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier in Rome, 1921. Courtesy of Fondation Le Corbusier

 

The display is divided into several thematic sections, celebrating the most significant moments of Le Corbusier’s confrontation with Italian culture and entrepreneurs in  the city of Milan: the conference at Circolo Filologico (19 June 1934), his participation in “De Divina Proportione” for the Triennale exhibition in Milan of 1951, and the project of Electronic Calculation Center Olivetti at Rho-Milan (1960-1964).

A supplementary chronological section is provisioned along the exhibition, in order to briefly document the presence of Le Corbusier in Italy.

 

Sketches made during the Milano conference of 1934.

Sketches made during the Milano conference of 1934.

 

During the opening period of the exhibition, several activities will be programmed to take place as a series of events conforming what Politecnico and Tirennale have called “Le Corbusier tra noi” (Le Corbusier among us), quoting the famous eulogy which Ernesto Nathan Rogers gave at Milan Faculty of Architecture in May 26, 1966.

The annual conference of Deans of Architecture Schools, affiliated with the European Association for Architectural Education – EAAE (27-30 August 2015) will be held aming the exhibition spaces, so a particular section in the exhibition will be devoted to the second “Reunion Internationale des architectes” (held in Milan on  September 15, 1933), which was sponsored by “L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui” on theme of architectural training and was attended by 130 foreign delegates.

 


 

Exhibition information

Le Corbusier tra noi
Le Corbusier, Milano e il dibattito architettonico 1934-1960
June 30 – September 11, 2015
Mon – Fri, 10 am – 7 pm
Closed 8th to 23rd of August

Guido Nardi Exhibition Hall
Politecnico di Milano

Scuola di Architettura e società
Via Ampère 2,
20133 Milano

 


 

Exhibition information and images via Politecnico di Milano and EAAE meeting Milano 2015

“Le Corbusier, measures of man” retrospective in Centre Georges Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou invites audiences to get a picture of the entire output of this major figure in modernity through the idea of human proportions, since the human body was a universal principle defining all aspects of architecture and spatial composition.

 

19. Le Corbusier, Le Modulor, 1950 Encre de Chine et collage de papiers gouachés et découpés, 70 x 54 cm Collection Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne © Centre Pompidou / Dist. RMN-GP/ Ph. Migeat © FLC, ADAGP, Paris 2015

Le Corbusier, Le Modulor, 1950 © Centre Pompidou

 

The Centre Pompidou is devoting a completely new retrospective, featuring some three hundred works, to the output of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier. Curated by Frédéric Migayrou and Olivier Cinqualbre, the exhibition will be open until the 3rd of August, as one of the highlights of the Paris museum’s summer programme. (more…)