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The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Germany Presents Richard Meier. Building as Art

New York, September 25, 2012 – Richard Meier & Partners is pleased to announce Richard Meier. Building as Art at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen, Germany.

Richard Meier. Building as Art illustrates Meier’s complex design process using prominent buildings and projects from his entire work history. The main focus will be on his museum buildings, as well as on the residential projects created at the start of his career in the USA.

The works on display included in the exhibition explore the concept of an architecturally composed space on the basis of five aspects: site, proportion, light, route and color. The exhibition includes a selection of models, original sketches, renderings and photographs. Some of the museum projects exhibited on the show includes the Atheneum, the Getty Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Museum Frieder Burda and the Stadthaus Ulm. Other projects on view in the exhibition are well-known residential projects such as the Douglas House, the Grotta Residence, the Saltzman House and the Shamberg House.

Richard Meier has over the years developed his own distinctive and dynamic style of architecture to become one of America’s most influential and widely emulated architects. His work celebrates natural light and space in response to the environs in which it stands, thereby creating sublime spaces of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.

Richard Meier comments: “It is an honor to have our work on display at the Arp Museum, a museum that we designed and represents the design philosophy of Richard Meier & Partners. We are very pleased to exhibit the models, drawings and images that illustrate the ideas and principles that guide our work.”

The opening reception with Richard Meier will be on Sunday, September 30th, and the exhibition will be on display from September 30, 2012 to March 3, 2013.

Richard Meier. Building as Art is organized by The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck and Richard Meier & Partners Architects.

About The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
Designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck is one of the leading cultural institutions in Europe with the objective to promote international contemporary art, enhancing Europe´s visual arts knowledge. For more information on the museum, please visit

About Richard Meier
Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and established his own office in New York City in 1963.  Since that time his international practice has encompassed major cultural and civic commissions as well as private residences and corporate and academic facilities. He has received the highest honors in the field including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the Gold Medals of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects as well as the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association.

He is best known for the Getty Center in Los Angeles; the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Jubilee Church in Rome.

His current work includes the Mitikah Office Tower in Mexico City, Mexico; a condominium complex in Jesolo, Italy; the Rothschild tower in Tel Aviv, Israel; two residential towers in Tokyo, Japan; two hospitality and commercial projects in Mexico; a hotel in South Korea; a condominium tower in Taiwan; the Leblon Offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and private residences in Europe, Asia and North America.

About Richard Meier & Partners Architects
The work of Richard Meier & Partners is instantly recognizable and internationally respected. For over four decades, we have been appointed to create important public and private buildings. Our offices in New York and Los Angeles employ a multicultural staff of talented professionals practicing architecture, urbanism, product design and exhibition design. We aspire to thoughtful, elegant contemporary architecture that exceeds our clients’ expectations for beauty and elegance.

Richard Meier & Partners is led by Richard Meier and six partners – Michael Palladino, James R. Crawford, Timothy Shea, Bernhard Karpf, Reynolds Logan, Dukho Yeon – and sustains an international practice with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

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