The exhibition will show ten of OMA’s Masterplanning commissions which are now either on-hold or discontinued: an urban regeneration project in White City, London, a project for the ‘Nuova Bovisa’ science city in Milan, and a selection of projects in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Conceived in the virtual space of the computer, and with no imminent prospect of realization, these projects remain virtual in every sense. By retroactively creating physical originals, this exhibition hopes to make the virtual tangible. Prints on canvas, paper or card show the imagery as if dug up from some dusty archive – history with a message for the future, looking back as a way of looking forward.
The Architecture Programme British School at Rome curated by Marina Engel presents “On Hold” at the British School at Rome, Via Gramsci 61, from 4th May through 25th May 2011. Opening times are from Tuesday to Saturday from 17.00 to 19.30 pm