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RIBA to Present Seminal Show on Mies van der Rohe's Unrealized "Mansion House Tower"

RIBA to Present Seminal Show on Mies van der Rohe's Unrealized "Mansion House Tower"
RIBA to Present Seminal Show on Mies van der Rohe's Unrealized "Mansion House Tower", Proposed Mies van der Rohe-designed tower block for the Mansion House Square scheme. Image © John Donat / RIBA Collections
Proposed Mies van der Rohe-designed tower block for the Mansion House Square scheme. Image © John Donat / RIBA Collections

Next year the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will open a seminal new exhibition: Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square. The show will examine two iconic schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London: Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project (developed by Lord Peter Palumbo) and its built successor, James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates’ No.1 Poultry.

No.1 Poultry / James Stirling & Associates. Image © Janet Hall / RIBA Collections
No.1 Poultry / James Stirling & Associates. Image © Janet Hall / RIBA Collections

In the words of the curators, Marie Bak Mortensen and Vicky Wilson, "the design history of the two schemes spans three decades of the mid-20th Century, a highly transitional period in the history of architecture where the movements and influences of pop art, high modernism and postmodernism co-existed and collided." Presented together for the first time, the exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to compare the design methods of two of the most highly recognized architects of the last century, and to "trace the continuity in purpose and approach that unites two seemingly dissimilar architectural creations."

The exhibition will be designed by London-based practice Carmody Groarke Architects.

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "RIBA to Present Seminal Show on Mies van der Rohe's Unrealized "Mansion House Tower"" 13 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/801387/riba-to-present-seminal-show-on-mies-van-der-rohes-unrealized-mansion-house-tower/> ISSN 0719-8884