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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SANAA Celebration

Tomorrow the New Museum is throwing open its doors for free, in celebration of SANAA's recent Pritzker Prize victory -- awarded to them in a ceremony on Monday at Ellis Island (see coveragge at ArchDaily). Not only is admission free, building tours "by experts that were on the building’s original core architecture team" will be held throughout the day. For those who cannot make it, I highly recommend Shift, a case study on the SANAA-designed building, edited by Joseph Grima and Karen Wong, published by Lars Müller. The book features interviews with many of the players giving the tours and some excellent visual documentation of the design and construction process.

[photograph by Dean Kaufman | courtesy New Museum]
Schedule of Tours:

12:30 p.m. Jonas Elding, Project Architect at SANAA for the New Museum and co-founder of the architecture firm Elding Oscarson

1:30 p.m. Brett Schneider, Project Engineer at Guy Nordenson and Associates, Structural Engineer for both SANAA’s Toledo Museum of Art and the New Museum

2:30 p.m. Toshihiro Oki, Project Architect at SANAA for both the New Museum and the Derek Lam flagship store

3:30 p.m. Maddy Burke-Vigeland, Principal at Gensler, Executive Architect for the New Museum

4:30 p.m. Justin Davidson, architecture and classical music critic of New York magazine and winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in criticism for his work as the classical music and architecture critic at Newsday

5:30 p.m. Florian Idenburg, Chief Project Architect at SANAA for the New Museum; co-founder of SO – IL; and winner of the 2010 MoMA Young Architect Program

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