Exhibition update: Milan, Paris and Heerlen
Mecanoo models will be presented at three exhibitions opening in September 2014.
September 16 - 9 November 2014
Copper, interpreted in all its multiple forms and applications, is the main theme of Copper Crossings - Copper Shapes in Contemporary Art, Design, Technology and Architecture presented at Triennale di Milano in Milan. Mecanoo’s model for the National Heritage Museum will be shown in the architecture section alongside projects from architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Renzo Piano, Aldo Rossi, Steven Holl Architects and James Stirling.
September 26 - 4 January 2015
The exhibition Matière Grise, concerns the challenge of using more "grey matter" – used building materials – and less new material. When it comes to re-use of materials, the architect stands at the centre innovation, involving engineers, technical managers, manufacturers, contractors, and private and public clients. Mecanoo’s model of Kaap Skil, with its façade comprised of sawn hardwood sheet-piling from the North Holland Canal is among the designs on display.
September 26 - 18 January 2015
Unbuilt Heerlen at SCHUNCK* explores the development of the city of Heerlen through unbuilt architecture and urban planning. Thinking about the future means learning from the past. Mecanoo’s design for the high-rise complex Lange Jan & Lange Lies is one of the projects presented to demonstrate how ideas about Heerlen, its city centre and station and surroundings have changed over the years. Together with designs from Frits Peutz, Jo Coenen and others, Lange Jan & Lange Lies show the city’s rich architectural history.