EXHIBITION "LE CORBUSIER TRA NOI”
June 30 – september 11 / 2015
Politecnico di Milano
Scuola di Architettura e società
Scuola di Architettura Civile
Guido Nardi Exhibition Hall
Scuola di Architettura e società del Politecnico di Milano
Via Ampère 2, 20133 Milano
Opening period: 30th of June to 11th of September, Mon - Fri 10 am – 7 pm. (Closed: 8th to 23rd of August)
With the concurrent occasion of the fiftieth memorial of Le Corbusier’s Death (27 August 1965) and 150th anniversary of foundation of the Scuola Speciale di Architettura, Politecnico Di Milano and La Triennale di Milano with the support of Fondation Le Corbusier and the collaboration with Archivio Bottoni, are organizing an exhibition which is aimed to document the presence of the Swiss master in Milan throughout original and reproduced documents and materials.
The exhibition is entitled "Le Corbusier tra noi” (Le Corbusier among us), to quote the famous eulogy which Ernesto Nathan Rogers gave at Milan Faculty of Architecture in May 26, 1966. Moreover, It is composed by several thematic sections, celebrating the most significant moments of Le Corbusier confrontation with Italian culture and entrepreneurs in the city of Milan: the conference at Circolo Filologico (19 June 1934), his participation in "De Divina Proportione" for the Triennale exhibition in Milan of 1951, and the project of Electronic Calculation Center Olivetti at Rho-Milan (1960-1964). Furthermore, a supplementary chronological section is provisioned in order to briefly document the presence of Le Corbusier in Italy.
During the opening period of the exhibition, the annual conference of Deans of Architecture Schools, affiliated with the European Association for Architectural Education - EAAE (27-30 August 2015) will be held and therefore, an exclusive section in the exhibition will be devoted to the second "Reunion Internationale des architectes" (Milan 15 September 1933), sponsored by "L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui" on theme of architectural training, which was attended by 130 foreign delegates.