CHICAGO: This summer, Crown Hall will host an exhibition about one of Mies’ breakthrough buildings. (Imagine, a Mies building hosting an exhibition about a Mies building, how meta!)
From June 7 to July 27, “Lafayette Park: The Settlement Shape: An Exhibition of Mies’ Detroit-based Urban Renewal Project,” will be on display and free to the public.
Lafayette Park was the first urban renewal project in the United States and remains a model of efficient, community-minded living. It is a simplistic building that embodies apparent contraditions. It was designed for car owners, but parking spaces are discreet. It was built across the street from an elementary school, but children don’t need to cross the street to get there.
The exhibition is free and open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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