‘Masterstrokes’ – The Icon Exhibition, is the singular platform initiated by Essar Steel in India, which brings together global experts and acts as a comprehensive exchange platform for local AEC (Architecture / Engineering / Construction) professionals.
The maiden presentation of this planned series this year in Mumbai in the month of March 2009 was immensely successful with the three-day exhibition on the works of world-renowned architect and Pritzker laureate, Fumihoki Maki from Japan, which drew around 3,000 visitors from across the Indian subcontinent.
The second in the series of Masterstrokes exhibition is scheduled for February 2010 in Mumbai. The exhibition will present works of world renowned architect and Pritzker laureate Richard Meier who has inspired practices world over and set benchmarks for others to follow.
About Richard Meier:
Richard Meier is a distinguished architect and Pritzker laureate. He has attracted public attention with his architectural designs for museum and cultural buildings including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, Spain.
The work of Richard Meier is instantly recognizable and internationally well respected. Many of the firm’s buildings have become local and international landmarks and are exceptionally popular, frequently visited attractions in their respective cities. His projects reflect extensive experience with many building types including city halls, courthouses and government office buildings; museum; educational buildings; libraries; churches; industrial research complexes; corporate headquarters facilities; private residences; and a variety of multi-family residential projects.
Richard Meier has maintained a specific and unalterable attitude toward the design of buildings from the moment Richard Meier first entered architecture. Although his later projects show a definite refinement from his earlier projects, Richard Meier clearly authored both based on the same design concepts. With admirable consistency and dedication, Richard Meier has ignored the fashion trends of modern architecture and maintained his own design philosophy. Richard Meier has created a series of striking, but related designs. Richard Meier usually designs white Neo-Corbusian forms with enameled Steel panels and glass. Stainless steel is used in a distinctly unglamorous fashion in most of his works. Although all have a similar look, Richard Meier manages to generate endless variations on his singular theme.