Christian Richters

Wednesday 30 September 2015 - 00:00 to Sunday 24 January 2016 - 00:00
Fundación ICO, Madrid

For the first time in Madrid the prestigious British architect will present more than thirty projects for different cities around the world.

With the support of the British Council this exhibition will provide us with the opportunity to learn about his perception of space and understand how Chipperfield conceives architecture.

After studying at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London at the beginning of the 1980’s, Chipperfield began his career in the studios of Richard Rogers and Norman Foster until finally opening his own studio in 1984. These days he has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai.

His projects include the Palace of Justice in Salerno (Italy), the America’s Cup Building in Valencia, the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach am Neckar (Germany), the San Michele Cemetery in Venice (Italy), the City of Justice in Barcelona (Spain), the Neues Museum in Berlin or the refurbishment of the Sforzesco castle in Milan.

Chipperfield combines his work in his studios with teaching and has taught architecture and design in various in colleges and universities in Europe and the United States. The many awards he has received include the Heinrich Tessenow Medal in 1999 or the RIBA Gold Medal for lifetime achievement in 2011, the same year that he was awarded the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe award.