architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami
 
architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami
dec 19, 2013

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

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.

 

 architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

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.

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

david martin, museum board member ad terragroup owner and president, micky wolfson, cathy leff, director of the wolfsonian-FIU

 

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami
pedro martin – chairman, chief executive officer and owner of miami-based terra group, with mari martin

 

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami
designboom joined the dinner in the museum’s entrance lobby

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami
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

 

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

tables set up with architectural drawings, floor plans

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

lida guan,architect jean nouvel, anne-sophie rosseel – architect project manager at louis vuitton, herve decottes of l’observatoire international and designer dror benshetrit

 

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami
christine binswanger of herzog and de meuron is currently working on  jade signature tower, architectural writer fred bernstein and miami urban planner andres duany

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

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

 

 

 

 architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

enrique norten of  TEN architectos  is working on the the one ocean project in miami beach

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami
iwan baan, who was in town to shoot the new PAMM museum,  jessica collins , anne sophie rosseel, herve descottes

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

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

 

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

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

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

philip friedman and alicia cervera – chaiman of cervera real estate

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

sharon misdea – deputy director wolfsonian museum, matthew abess – curatorial researcher at wolfsonian museum, anna loginova – curator of the ne boltai! archive of political propaganda

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

performance by leslie and LY

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami

four (4): new visions for living in miami exhibition at design miami 2013
image © designbooom 

 

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).

 

 

 

architects dinner at the wolfsonian museum: to be built in miami
the winning project of the coconut grove development competition by OMA / shohei shigematsu

image © designbooom

 

 

all photography by patrick mcmullan if not otherwise stated

 

 

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