Le Corbusier Maquettes: The representation of modern architecture
French-Swiss architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and international luminary Le Corbusier believed that the old, chaotic, and dilapidated cities should be demolished and replaced by orderly and rigorously planned metropolises. These should be centred around a central business district filled with glass and steel skyscrapers, occupied by corporate offices and the residences of the rich. Smaller skyscrapers, set in the middle of a vast green space, would radiate outwards, with all the amenities residents might need within easy reach. His ‘Cité Radieuse’ marked a break with the contemporary city by abandoning its class system, with housing allocated according to family size rather than economic status.
Trace the evolution of Le Corbusier’s mastery of space and time and his influence on the cities where his legacies live on and beyond in this exhibition! With 17 of Le Corbusier’s buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage List and his profound impact on the 20th century, the exhibition – featuring models of Le Corbusier’s iconic buildings from the private collection of RT+Q Architects – is an excellent place for learners and lovers of architecture.
This exhibition is presented by USM x Alliance Française Malaisie and curated by RT+Q, in conjunction with the Le French Film Festival and the George Town Festival 2022, with the support of the Le Corbusier Foundation (& Alliance Française de Singapour) and sponsorship by Escatec.
PECHAKUCHA NIGHT PENANG: VOL.16
PechaKucha Night Penang (Volume 16) is back again with a SPECIAL EDITION celebrating LE CORBUSIER’S MAQUETTES ; an International Exhibition of 128 Architectural Models on Le Corbusier’s works.
FACE2FACE event! Join us, and hear special talks by Ar.Rene Tan on Corbusier’s life works!
Date: 16 July 2022
Venue: Bangunan UAB