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Lecture by Jacques Herzog at IIT in Chicago

United States Architecture News - Mar 7, 2016 - 18:04   5902 views

Jacques Herzog from Herzog & De Meuron

Monday, 7 March 2016, 6:30pm
S. R. Crown Hall, IIT College of Architecture, 3360 Sout State Street, Chicago, IL
Not a ticketed event but please RSVP.

Jacques Herzog will deliver the 2016 MCHAP Lecture on Mon., Mar. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall. Herzog & de Meuron is the architecture firm behind 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, a mixed-use parking structure which in October 2014 won the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP2009-2013) given biennially to the best built work in the Americas. The MCHAP Lecture is supported by Kohler Foundation.

Iberê Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil, designed by Álvaro Siza was announced as the winner of the MCHAP2000-2008 at the October 2014 benefit award dinner honoring the seven finalists held at S. R. Crown Hall. The authors of the two winning projects were recognized with the MCHAP Award, the MCHAP Chair at IIT College of Architecture for the following academic year and funding of $50,000 USD, in support of research and a publication related to the theme of ‘Rethinking Metropolis.’

MCHAP was created as part of Dean Arets’ strategy for the College of Architecture at IIT emphasizing progressive research and a new curriculum. It was announced in NOWNESS March 2013. Nominees for both MCHAP and MCHAP.emerge were chosen by 71 professionally diverse, international ambassadors from throughout the Americas.

MCHAP seeks to assess the state of architecture, created in partnership by architects and clients, that unites the Americas into a single continent of cultural diversity and richness. MCHAP also seeks to show students how built works – public or private, cultural or commercial – reinforce the public dimension of urban space and contribute at an infrastructural level.

image above Jason Koski - Cornell University photography © Cornell University

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