Mies Van Der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square
Exhibition, The Architecture Gallery, RIBA, London, UK.
Two iconic architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London – Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project and its built successor, the recently lifted No. 1 Poultry by James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates – are examined together and compared by the RIBA, offering a renewed examination of these iconic architectural projects.
Presented together for the first time, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to draw comparisons between the design methods of two highly recognised architects of the 20th century and to trace the continuity in purpose and approach that unites their seemingly dissimilar architectural creations. Featured are models and materials as well as initial design sketches and axonometric views.