NEW YORK, MUMBAI Works by the iconic modern architects Richard Meier & Partners go on display for the first time in India next week at Sir JJ College of Architecture in Mumbai, the country’s oldest and most prestigious school for architecture, which is also celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Meier’s work is part pf the Indian Architect & Builder annual series, Masterstrokes: The Icon Exhibition, which drew over 10,000 people last year from across the Indian subcontinent.
The exhibition will showcase original models of Meier’s most iconic and beloved buildings, including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, The Jubilee Church in Rome and The Perry Street buildings in New York City. The exhibition, which runs from February 16-20, will also include drawings, renderings and photography of other works. “The remarkable beauty and rapid growth that is to be found in all parts of India is intoxicating for architects who have the opportunity to work there. I hope to soon be among them,” said Meier.
The Icon Exhibition brings together master architects and designers from across India as well as global leaders in the industry to provide comprehensive insight into the ideas and innovations that are driving the fields of architecture, construction and design.
Providing a glimpse of the scale of the exhibition Sarita Vijayan, Editor & Brand Director, Indian Architect & Builder magazine said “as a magazine we are aware of the immense fan following Richard Meier’s work has in India. It is our great pleasure to have the exhibition as part of our event Masterstrokes.”
Vikram Amin, Executive Director Essar Steel said, “as a leader in the industry we have supported the Masterstrokes Exhibition to bring the Indian community benchmarks of people who have used steel interestingly in architecture and design. It is our firm belief that exhibitions like this will raise the benchmark among the Indian architecture and design fraternity.
Scott Johnson, Associate Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Richard Meier & Partners Architects, will be leading a discussion over the three days. “I am thrilled to be here and to meet the architects and creative minds behind India’s flourishing architectural landscape,” said Johnson. He will be addressing India’s top architects and developers, students as well as an open forum at the Tata Museum on February 17. To register for the event go to www.aecworldxp.com.
ABOUT RICHARD MEIER
The youngest architect to receive the Pritzker Prize, Richard Meier is the designer of more than a dozen museums and landmark buildings around the world, including the City Hall building at The Hague and The High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He has also built numerous celebrated private homes and residences, and has been awarded 22 National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects.
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