the architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: ‘to be built in miami’, an international pantheon of famous architects congregated for the ‘imagine the future – now!’ event
on wednesday december 4, during art basel miami beach and design miami, the wolfsonian-florida international university and terra group hosted ‘the architects dinner’ to celebrate — to be built in miami.
over 15 world-famous architects and many other members of the design world and VIPs during a cocktail hour in the wolfsonian’s dynamo café. a seated dinner in the museum’s entrance lobby followed the cocktail hour.
mitchell ‘micky’ wolfson Jr., founder of the wolfsonian-florida international university delivered a speech about the progression of the wolfsonian-FIU and miami’s evolving architecture and design landscape
the wolfsonian-FIU, on washington avenue in miami beach, is known for its extensive holdings in decorative arts, graphic and industrial design, propaganda arts, world’s fair materials, and other cultural artifacts - mostly of north american and european origin, and dating from the period between 1885 and 1945. wolfson, after donating the wolfsonian’s building and original collections (of about 125,000 objects) to florida international university in 1997 — kept right on collecting.
david martin, museum board member ad terragroup owner and president, micky wolfson, cathy leff, director of the wolfsonian-FIU
artwork from the exhibition ‘the birth of rome’, the wolfsonian’s exhibition opening coincided with the architects dinner event. shown here ‘marble stadium, foro mussolini’, c. 1938 by photographer george hoyningen-huene, part of the wolfsonian–fiu, the mitchell wolfson, jr. collection
tables set up with architectural drawings, floor plans
lida guan,architect jean nouvel, anne-sophie rosseel – architect project manager at louis vuitton, herve decottes of l’observatoire international and designer dror benshetrit
christine binswanger of herzog and de meuron is currently working on jade signature tower, architectural writer fred bernstein and miami urban planner andres duany
bjarke ingels of BIG is working on twin towers of the coconut grove development, thao nguyen, shohei shigematsu / OMA, currently working on the the miami beach convention center and the coconut grove development
enrique norten of TEN architectos is working on the the one ocean project in miami beach
iwan baan, who was in town to shoot the new PAMM museum, jessica collins , anne sophie rosseel, herve descottes
architect jean-francois lejeune, elena foster, curator terence riley and norman foster, who was in town, unveiling a master plan for the norton museum of art in palm beach
laila pedro, anne-sophie rosseel, architect richard meier – currently working on new hotel and condo additions of miami beach’s historic surf club, herve descottes
philip friedman and alicia cervera – chaiman of cervera real estate
sharon misdea – deputy director wolfsonian museum, matthew abess – curatorial researcher at wolfsonian museum, anna loginova – curator of the ne boltai! archive of political propaganda
performance by leslie and LY
four (4): new visions for living in miami exhibition at design miami 2013
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four (4): new visions for living in miami originated as a challenge to a select group of leading architecture firms to come up with innovative visions for mid-rise residential living surrounded by the leafy green canopy of coconut grove. miami-based developer terra group chose the architects ateliers jean nouvel, christian de portzamparc, diller scofidio + renfro and OMA (office for metropolitan architecture/ rem koolhaas).
the winning project of the coconut grove development competition by OMA / shohei shigematsu
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all photography by patrick mcmullan if not otherwise stated