14 Dec 2017, by LiesbethRhijnsburger
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From November 27, 2017, through February 3, 2018, Yale School of Architecture will host the exhibition "Vertical Cities" by Rotterdam-based M&H Travelling Exhibitions. Visit the website of Yale School of Architecture for more information.
“Vertical Cities,” a new exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA), examines some of the most prominent and celebrated skyscrapers, both built and unbuilt, in the context of global urbanization and technological advancement.
Managing urban areas has become one of the most important development challenges of the 21st century, note the exhibition organizers. This increasing urbanization leads to higher density and consequently taller buildings in cities around the world. Every year a greater number of people will be working, living, or spending their free time in a skyscraper, or even in a vertical city — comprised of structures that combine these numerous functions, they note.
Today’s biggest cities are growing, not only out but also up, as ever-taller buildings pull the spaces of urban life indoors. This exhibition, curated and designed by M&H Travelling Exhibitions, gathers over 200 scale models (1:1000 )of the world’s tallest and most famous skyscrapers, including avant-garde and speculative works such as Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, Frank Lloyd Wright’s “The Illinois,” and Buckminster Fuller’s Cloud Nine. Would you want to live in a vertical city? What would be the views from up there? Am I in heaven now? The more you look, the more you will discover.
M&aH Travelling Exhibitions is a Rotterdam based company that is famous for its ingenious expos on Dutch design. Their exhibitions on Rietveld, Bruna and Vertical Cities travel around the world to museums and universities.