Date(s) - 12/07/17
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Alliance Française de Chicago
Gratuit pour les membres / $10 pour les non-membres
54 W. Chicago Avenue
An American architect, a MacArthur Fellow and a Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur, Jeanne Gang is is the founding principal of Studio Gang. An alumna of Harvard Graduate School of Design, recipient of the 2013 National Design Award, and 2016 Architect of the Year by the Architectural Review, Gang is widely acclaimed and her work has been shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. Her well-known Aqua Tower in Chicago shows her interest in design that develops relationships between individuals, communities, and environments. She and her firm are currently designing many projects around the world, and are one of two firms in the final round of the competition to redesign the Tour Montparnasse in Paris. A ne pas manquer!
The Chicago Architecture Biennial at the Alliance Française de Chicago
Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, László Moholy-Nagy: these are the name of the architects, Americans and immigrants from Europe, who built the Chicago skyline and its reputation as a uniquely modern city. Urban development by Burnham along the lakeshore was inspired by Haussmann’s grands boulevards in Paris, and it is the French influence on the Windy City that the Alliance celebrates this fall with a series of talks and exhibitions presented under the umbrella of the second Chicago Architecture Biennial.