Stirling’s office exhibition travels to Rome

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Two hands, one holding a mechanical pencil, resting on a plan of a building
Image: Stirling at work in the early 1980s. Photograph: Marlies Hentrup

Following the launch at the Victoria Gallery & Museum in Liverpool last year, the Pantheon in Rome hosts the exhibition on the drawings of Stirling Wilford and Associates. 

As Rafael Moneo puts in “it is mandatory to begin any study on contemporary architecture with Stirling”, and the display offer the visitor an opportunity to observe the everyday life of one of the most influential architectural laboratories of the twentieth century. After the commissions for the ‘red trilogy’ – Leicester, Cambridge and Oxford – the high-tech experiments and the German museums, the eight international projects featured on this occasion are a clear expression of a monumentally informal production, showing the creative process through different drawing techniques, from sketch to construction detail. 

The Pantheon enters a dialogue with contemporary architectural culture in the spaces of the Basilica di Nettuno, opened to the public for the first time.

Drawing on History/Disegnare con la Storia: Stirling Wilford and Associates, 1980-2000
Pantheon, Basilica di Nettuno, until 28 December 2022
Exhibition curated by Marco Iuliano with Antonello Alici, James Jones and Gabriella Musto
In collaboration with British School at Rome, Drawing Matter, 20th Century Society and Sheppard Robson
Sponsored by American Express

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Review of the Liverpool show

Review of the Rome show