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Meier showcased in Mumbai


The works of New-York based Richard Meier, the youngest recipient of the Pritzker Prize (1984), were in India as a part of Masterstrokes: The Icon Exhibition.

On display were drawings, renderings, scale models and photography of his work that includes the Getty Centre, Los Angeles; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona and the Jubilee Church, Rome.

Meier said, “The remarkable beauty and rapid growth that is to be found in all parts of India is intoxicating for architects who have the opportunity to work there. I hope to soon be among them.”

Scott Johnson, partner and chief operating officer at Richard Meier & Partners Architects, represented the firm. The work of Richard Meier & Partners Architects spans museums, cultural facilities, city halls and government office buildings, courthouses, libraries, educational buildings, media production facilities, industrial research complexes, corporate headquarters facilities and housing.

Each embodies a philosophy that encourages public gatherings and contemplation, inspires creativity, gives pleasure, and infuses both visitors and occupants with a sense of event.

The event is a yearly landmark by Essar Steel. Malay Mukherjee, CEO, Essar Steel Business Group said: ”Masterstrokes is our way of transforming ourselves from being a steel manufacturer to a partner in India’s accelerating infrastructure growth”.

The exhibition was at
the Sir J J College of Architecture, which is celebrating its centenary, from 17 to 20 February 2010.

Meier has received the highest honours in the field, including the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the Gold Medals of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association and the Gold Medal for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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