David Chipperfield meets Palladio – Vicenza

Vicenza – The great architecture is ready to shine in Vicenza with a rich retrospective dedicated to David Chipperfield. An important return, not only for the historical vocation of the city linked to the name of Andrea Palladio, but also for the most recent exhibition of exhibitions that since 1985 has brought to Basilica Palladiana protagonists of contemporary design as Mario Botta , Renzo Piano, Tokyo Ito, Tadao Ando, ​​Alvaro Siza, Alberto Campo Baeza, Kazuijo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa.

On 12 May David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018 will inaugurate the new course of the Vicenza initiative, after the long interruption caused by the restoration of the building begun in 2007.
Fifteen recent projects realized from the Chipperfield studios in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai will be presented through drawings, blow-ups, models and an image projection system suspended in the vault of the Basilica's Upper Hall. Not just an exhibition, but a path that will guide the visitor to the discovery of the entire architectural design and creation process, showing the work of a modern architecture firm engaged in parallel in very different challenges, with highly variable resources, cultures and objectives .

After the opening of the Milanese studio, the appointment as curator of the 2012 Venice Biennale or as a designer of Mudec and the assignment last autumn for the restructuring of the Procuratie Vecchie in Piazza San Marco in Venice, the 'British archistar further strengthens its link with Italy, which for Chipperfield "remains the spiritual home of architecture, where we can fully understand the importance of buildings not as individual shows, but as a manifestation of collective values ​​and scenarios of life daily ".

Organized by the City of Vicenza and the Abacoarchitettura association, David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018 will be open to the Basilica Palladiana until September 2.

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