Never Built New York - Courtesy of the Queens Museum. Photo by Hai Zhang



Expo "Never Built New York" at Queens Museum

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From Sept 17 - Feb 18, the expo "Never Built New York" will be on view at Queens Museum. Two Designs by Dutch architects Rem Koolhaas and Winka Dubbeldam are featured in the exhibition. 

About the exhibition

The Queens Museum presents "Never Built New York", an exhibition of never-realized architecture curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin. "Never Built New York" presents plans, renderings, and models from 150 years of visionary architectural and urban designs that never saw reality. The plans are drawnover 40 different public and private archives and collections. From Frank Lloyd Wright, to Robert Moses, to Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Never Built New York presents a wide range of architectural styles and periods. Never Built New York underlines the complex and varied challenges that architects face in getting innovative ideas from concept to development.

Dutch architects

Two designs by Dutch architects are featured in the "Never Built New York". Rem Koolhaas' (OMA) 3D model reproduction by Columbia University GSAPP participates in the show. Also, a design by Winka Dubbeldan (Archi-Tectonics) is featured in the exhibition. 

Never Built Live

On February 4, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, there will be a "Never Built Live" session with Winka Dubbeldam. 13 architects, planners, and historians discuss the stories behind their urban visions. In conjunction with the popular "Never Built New York" exhibit at the Queens Museum, on Sunday Winka will speak in the panel. We will explain the concepts of SOLIDS as designed for the Soho hotel, exhibited in the museum. Attendance in free and open to everyone but you must register, please click on this link to register. 

About Queens Museum

The Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park features contemporary art, events of hyperlocal and international impact, and educational programs reflecting the diversity of Queens and New York City. Changing exhibitions present the work of emerging and established artists, both local and global, that  oftenexplore contemporary social issues, as well as the rich history of its site. In November 2013, the Museum reopened with an expanded footprint of 105,000 square feet, a soaring skylit atrium, a suite of daylight galleries, nine artist studios, and flexible event space. The Museum works outside its walls through engagement initiatives ranging from multilingual outreach and educational opportunities for adult immigrants, to a plethora of community led art and activism projects. 


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