What’s On? Architectural Exhibitions And Events, December 2016

by | 30. Nov 2016

Article | Exhibitions and Events

December equals Christmas time and we’ll guide you through the month with five different architectural events to sweeten the waiting time ahead. This month, The Danish Architecture Centre brings you the final installment of their series on young trend-setting Danish architectural firms, whilst prospective architects from all over the world interpret the theme of digital technology into drawings exhibited in Aarhus, Denmark.

The Serpentine Gallery on the other hand, presents an exhibition as a homage to Zaha Hadid and MoMA gives an insight in the idea of temporary settlements. Lastly, New York University invites to a lively discussion revolving around the history of the distinguished Centre Georges Pompidou.


Dreyer’s Architecture Gallery: Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter

Opening: 2 December 4.00 pm
Runs until 15 January
Danish Architecture Centre (DAC)
Copenhagen, Denmark

One of the latest initiative from DAC in a collaboration with Dreyer’s Foundation focuses on the next wave of Danish architecture described as a group of trend-setting young Danish architectural firms. The initiative shows a series of exhibitions introducing the works of these offices, and the last of three in 2016 presents the portfolio of the Copenhagen based firm Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter.


Drawing of the Year 2016

Opening: 2 December 2.00 pm
Runs daily until 2 January
Aarhus School of Architecture
Aarhus, Denmark 

Each year, Aarhus School of Architecture hosts the international student competition, Drawing of the Year and invites creative students from all over the world to translate a certain theme into an architectural drawing. This year, no less than 365 students from more than 64 countries applied and the winner will be announced on Friday 2 December. The exhibition features selected drawings and interpretations of this year focusing on the use of digital technology in modes of representations.


Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings

8 December –  12 February 2017
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London, UK

As a homage to Zaha Hadid, the Serpentine Gallery presents an exhibition featuring early sketches and rare paintings by one of the most distinguished and visionary contemporary architects. Common for these sketches is that they represent the time before her first building was conducted in 1993 and reveals the extraordinary universe of Hadid.


Exploring Insecurities: Tracing, Displacement & Shelter

7, 16, 21 December 11.30 am
Exhibition runs until 22 January
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

New York, US

How do architects, designers and artists understand the idea of shelter? In the wake of the biggest refugee crisis since World War 2, the current exhibition at MoMA Insecurities: Tracing, Displacement & Shelter addresses the idea of shelter and temporary housing and features projects that challenges conventional settlements. In relation to the exhibition, MoMA offers an insight in the matter and invites to lively conversations the 7, 16 and 21 December.


Book Launch and Panel Discussion: Centre Pompidou

6 December 6.30 pm
New York University
New York, US

In January 2017, it’s 40 years ago Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano’s famous Centre Georges Pompidou was erected. A well reputed as well as much criticized building serving as a protagonist in the newly published intellectual biography by Francesco Dal Co: Centre Pompidou: Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument.

NYU’s Department of Art History, Urban Design and Architecture Studies invites to a book signing and a lively panel discussion stressing Pompidou’s history, the reasons for its success and historical influences through time.