A Legacy of Mies and King

Screening “A legacy of Mies and King” documentary film in Amsterdam

01.06.2016 - Events
Join Francine Houben on June 6 at the Akademie van Kunsten in Amsterdam for the exclusive screening of the documentary film “A legacy of Mies and King”.

What do you do with a library designed in the sixties by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King Jr.? This was the question Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo architecten, had to answer when she was commissioned to give Washington D.C.’s central library a new future.

The documentary film follows architect Francine Houben as she investigate the past and present in order to design the library of the future. Francine delves into the archives, meets contemporaries of Mies and King, speaks to the current visitors of the library, and participate in a Martin Luther King Day March. During her quest, both the namesake and the original architect of the building look over her shoulder critically. 

More information and tickets here: Akademie van Kunsten
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